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Ayala recognized as U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach

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THE NATION’S MOST VALUABLE COACH — Foxcroft Academy boys soccer and wrestling coach Luis Ayala, who teaches health and physical education at the secondary school, poses with U.S. Cellular Local Marketing and Brand Activation Manager Stacey York as Ayala was recognized as the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach on Jan. 4 during the 11th annual Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. In addition to the national honor, a total of $55,000 between a pair of grants from U.S. Cellular will benefit Foxcroft Academy and local youth soccer and wrestling programs.

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FOR THE WORLD TO SEE — U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Luis Ayala of Foxcroft Academy and U.S. Cellular Local Marketing and Brand Activation Manager Stacey York were up on the Jumbotron during the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. During the Jan. 4 broadcast on ESPN2, a segment ran during the second quarter of the all-star football game describing how Ayala is the 2017 U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach. For more photos, please see page 5.

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U.S. CELLULAR MOST VALUABLE COACH — Foxcroft Academy’s Luis Ayala, who leads the Pony boys soccer and wrestling programs, was recognized as the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach during the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 4

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COACH AYALA ON ESPN2 — During the Under Armour All-American Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 4 Foxcroft Academy’s Luis Ayala, pictured waving from the endzone with U.S. Cellular Local Marketing and Brand Activation Manager Stacey York, a segment aired on the national broadcast on ESPN2 telling the nation how Ayala is the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach. The piece included footage from when Ayala was presented with a $50,000 contribution from U.S. Cellular for Foxcroft during November. Ayala is pictured at the presentation with his wife Angela and younger son Rico — a sophomore at Foxcroft Academy.

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