About Winged Foot
The Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award began at Collier Athletic Club as a vision of Dr. Charles Karpas, Frank Donnelly and a handful of CAC Founders. Modeled after the Heisman Trophy, The Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award was designed to recognize the top senior scholar athlete from each of the high schools in Collier County.
The first award was presented in 1990 to Terry Dean of Barron Collier High School at banquet held at Collier Athletic Club featuring keynote speaker Dick Vitale. The banquet was held at CAC for 9 years, until it was permanently moved to The Registry Resort (Naples Grande Resort & Club) for the tenth anniversary. The Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award rapidly became the most prestigious award a high school student can receive in Collier County.
The Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation is in pursuit of those characteristics exemplified by the highest standards in sportsmanship, the desire to excel and to compete with a sense of fairness. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is the vehicle for endorsing these qualities and recognizing them in the high school students of Collier County. Each scholar-athlete selected from the various schools reflects these standards of excellence.