The MEAC SWAC Challenge Kickoff and Celebration Bowl launched #Hometownheroes as a way to honor essential workers who continue to serve and keep our economy going during the COVID-19 crisis. Those unsung heroes include store clerks, bus drivers, sanitation workers, first responders, delivery drivers, restaurant workers, postal workers, and many others. Individuals can nominate as many people as they like. Each nominees’  names will be displayed for recognition on the virtual walls of each event’s websites. Each week four nominees will be selected as “Home Town Heroes of The Week”. Those individuals will be provided additional acknowledgment for their work and service.


During the MEAC SWAC Challenge and Celebration Bowl select nominees will be provided tickets to each game and sit in our designated Home Town Heroes section where they will be recognized during the game.


The campaign will run from May 26ththrough November 30th and will be promoted via social media and radio via #hometownheroes. Individuals can register their nominations by visiting and







Brandon Firefighter Morrow GA
Ferrell Teacher Greensboro NC
My family Caregiver Decatur GA
Ericc Adkins Store Clerk/Grocer Snellville GA
Bernadette Baker Nurse Martinez GA
Valencia Barber Nurse Trenton NC
Douglas Bond Postal Services/Mail Carrier Atlanta GA
Mccoin Brown Teacher Warrenton NC
Jimmie Brown Jr Firefighter Atlanta GA
Justin Burks Sports Reporter Jackson MS
Marion Byars School Nutrition Manager Morrow GA
Oscar Giovanni Campos Security Guard Atlanta GA
James Clark Teacher Greensboro NC
Shondre Clemons Medical Speech Language Pathologist Kennesaw GA
Briana Coakley Social Worker Chattanooga TN
Tamara Davis Family Nurse Practitioner Albany GA
Lassiter Dejeunne Nurse Greensboro NC
Andrea Dial EMT Stockbridge GA
Ronnie Epps Truck Driver/Delivery Personnel Atlanta GA
Ciara Flowers Nurse Jacksonville FL
Shirley Franklin Army & Former Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta GA
Maxine Freeze Nurse Monroe LA
Janae Garrett Patient Care Technician in Dialysis Lawrenceville GA
Rashaan Graham Nurse Dultuth GA
Jerome Green Warehouse Worker Atlanta GA
Teddy Grice II Truck Driver/Delivery Personnel Atlanta GA
Keydron Guinn Education/Medical New York NY
Daniel Hahn Chief of Police Sacramento CA
Harry Hale Truck Driver/Delivery Personnel Fayetteville GA
Lane Harper Police Officer Birmingham AL
Chavanne Jester Assistant General Manager Atlanta GA
Latonya Jones Nurse Monroe LA
Zach Jones Warehouse Worker Atlanta GA
Raegan Junge Community Leader/Volunteer Keystone IA
Christopher Lavalais Firefighter College Park GA
LaShaun Lee Teacher Atlanta GA
Rodney Leverette Ground Transportation – Operation Assistant Senior Atlanta GA
Tameca R Lewis Teacher Ellenwood GA
Kenneth Long Supervisor, Materials Management Hiram GA
Mann Sanitation Worker Decatur FL
Anthony Maxwell Flight Paramedic Blairsville GA
Chante Meadows Social Worker Columbus OH
Dianna Norsworthy Nurse Monroe LA
Carla Pacheco Middle school principal/Bilingual Director Las Vegas NM
Travis Patten Sheriff Natchez MS
Terrance Powe Teacher Atlanta GA
Joshua Reid Firefighter Fairburn GA
Flora Rhodes Paramedic Marietta GA
Marquist Rhodes Lyft Driver  Decatur GA
Charquitta Richardson Postal Setvices Atlanta GA
Juli Shonfelt Paramedic Atlanta GA
Kevana Smith Nurse Atlanta GA
Don Solomon Police Officer Jacksonville FL
Mark Suttles Teacher Atlanta GA
Orlando Swaby Truck Driver/Delivery Personnel Atlanta GA
Jermaine Taft Doctor Atlanta GA
David Tuckman U.S. Federal Officer—Homeland Security Los Angeles CA
Ronald Turner II Hoover AL
Cathryn Valdez Hospital Supply Coordinator Dallas GA
Antonio Vickerie Sanitation Worker Atlanta GA
LaDonna Washington Teacher/Nurse Roxie MS
Arielle Watson Nurse – USAF Marietta GA
Ashley Williams Store Clerk/Grocer Rockville MD
Mitchell Williams Supervisor of Facilities @ Grambling State University Grambling LA
Tiffany Williams Roberts Community Leader/Volunteer Atlanta GA
LeAnthony Williams Sr. Warehouse Worker Atlanta GA
Marcus Willingham Warehouse Worker Atlanta GA