Released: June 3, 2022
Delaware County Council and District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer were honored to join hundreds of residents from across the county to cheer on the high school football players participating in the annual Delaware County Hero Bowl on June 2 at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield.
Since 1977, the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Committee has been raising funds to provide scholarship aid to the children of Delaware County police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. Since its founding, dozens of students have received scholarships through the Hero Scholarship Fund. To date, $683,200 has been raised by the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Committee. One of the organization’s main fundraisers is the Delaware County Hero Bowl, an all-star football game that includes top athletes from local high schools.
“Thank you to Criminal Investigation Division Detective Robert Lythgoe, President of the Hero Scholarship Fund and the dedicated volunteers, coaches, players, cheerleaders, and sponsors who make the Hero Bowl a success,” said Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “The Hero Scholarship Fund is one way we can help families in Delaware County who have lost a loved one serving and protecting his or her community.”
Retired Chester Police Captain Alan Davis, who has served on the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Committee for over 30 years was the recipient of the 14th Ted Pokoy Memorial Award. The Pokoy Award was named for retired Chester Police Officer Theodore Pokoy in commemoration of his outstanding service on behalf of the annual Hero Bowl and the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund.
More information on the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund can be found here: https://delcoherobowl.com/