December 31, 2008 // Franchising.com // Detroit, Mich. — TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® honored Brian Brunner from Central Michigan University with the "On the Move" Citizenship Award Dec. 24 for his commitment to his team and the community. CMU receives $5,000 from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® toward its athletic scholarship fund.
The award was presented at the Motor City Bowl luncheon Dec. 24.
This is the ninth year the company known as the "Movers Who Care®" has presented awards to one player on each team participating in the Detroit-based bowl game. The winners are recognized for outstanding sportsmanship, good citizenship on and off the field, involvement in community activities and leadership abilities that contribute to a positive team atmosphere.
"One of our core values is to give back to the community," said Mary Ellen Sheets, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® founder. "That's why we believe it's important to recognize tomorrow's leaders and those who play a role in developing future leaders."
Brunner is a quarterback for the CMU Chippewas, and a three-year letterman and team captain. He volunteers for numerous community activities including the "Recess with the Chippewas" program, American Red Cross Canned Food Drive and Michigan's Special Olympics Summer Games. He also coaches youth football and basketball teams in his hometown of Hubertus, Wisc. Brunner is a journalism major with a 3.89 grade-point average. He is a member of CMU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Mid-American Conference Student Athlete Advisory Committee.