Starr Thompson ’20 a Community Hero on GMA
Submitted on December 2, 2020
Anyone who knows Starr Thompson ’20 knows how dedicated he is to improving his community. His charity work as a student, which continues as he works in a new role as a coach and mentor for Georgetown College Football, has made a huge impact on the lives of so many.
On Wednesday morning, Thompson was named a Mazda Community Hero on Good Morning America, and he received a brand new Mazda Miata for all the amazing work he does in the community.
He was nominated for the award by his longtime friend and fellow classmate at GC, Matthew Longstreet ’20. “It’s funny. One day I was just scrolling through Instagram, and I see this ad for Mazda’s Heroes Contest,” said Longstreet. “You’re talking about a guy who started a youth football camp at Georgetown College and invited kids to come and learn to be leaders, to be great football players, but also to learn how to be better people in their community.”
The camp Thompson created donated all the profits to the Ed Davis Learning Center, which offers educational, recreational, and mentoring opportunities to youth in the Georgetown/Scott County community. “The camp was a no-brainer to me, and when I met with the Ed Davis Learning Center I told them I wanted the proceeds from the camp to go to benefit children.”
Thompson’s selfless mentality and incredible work benefits so many in the Georgetown/Scott County community, as well as current football players who are inspired by Thompson’s example.
Watch the full video of Thompson on Good Morning America at https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/video/deserving-americans-surprised-cars-mazda-74499563.
And learn more about Starr Thompson and his work below.