Ilio DiPaolo Awards Scholarships to Student Athletes

May 24, 2013 Updated May 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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May 24, 2013 Updated May 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) - Some big names including Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly were on hand Thursday for the 18th annual Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Awards.

The scholarship fund was set up in honor of the wrestling great and awards student athletes for their commitment to athletics, education, family, and community.

Six scholarships were handed out, totaling over $9,000.

The Ilio DiPaolo scholarship fund awarded over $800,000 through scholarships and support to the Western New York community.