The local Lions Club would like to honor the Ocean State University football student-athletes with an award for winning the first national championship. Is this permissible?
Yes with conditions. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that a local civic organization (e.g., Rotary Club, Touchdown Club) may provide awards to a member institution’s team(s), provided such awards are approved by the institution and are counted in the institution’s limit for institutional awards. [R] (Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 1/9/96 effective 8/1/96, 6/11/09, 8/7/14)