News: Local Athlete Participates in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Story by Lance Cpl. Francisco Martinez
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Trevion Thompson is Recognized for Academic and Athletic Excellence; Selected to Play in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
The United States Marine Corps is recognizing exemplary student athletes across the country through the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Now in its third year, the game will feature 90 student athletes selected from across the country based on their athletic prowess, academic success and embodiment of the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.
Thompson, a wide receiver from Hillside High School, Durham, N.C., is among those selected to participate in the nationally televised Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The game will be broadcast on January 5, 2014, live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. PST from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Thompson wants to major in business from Ohio State or Clemson University to continue to better himself as a person and not just an athlete.
“It’s a different experience, I wasn’t ready for the Marines to come out so intense, but I like it because I want to come out of this better than what I was.” Thompson said.
The student athletes selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl exhibit a drive similar to Thompson in that they have more than outstanding athletic ability – they also exemplify youth leadership and are committed to building life skills both on and off the field.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is the culmination of the Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis Football Program, which also includes an All-American Selection Tour. Through the program, the Marine Corps purposefully engages with well-rounded student athletes to share leadership lessons that will enable future success.
Thompson is available to talk about his story with you and additionally, I am pleased to offer an interview with a local Marine Corps representative who can speak to how the players in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl align with Marine Corps values.