TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Nine schools took home trophies from the 2016 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the 2015 season. Shown in the photo above are the first-place winners. They are, from right to left, Morton Ranch for Class 6A with coach Dave Meadows and player Keivan Boudreaux; Terry for Class 5A with coach Terry Teykl and player Enrique Davila; and Woodlands Christian for Class 4A/Private Schools with coach Mike Crocker and player Kyle Clark. Rounding out the awards in Class 6A were Hightower (second) and a tie for third with Katy and Mayde Creek. In Class 5A it was Houston Lee in second place and North Forest in third place. In Class 4A/Private Schools Lutheran North won second place. The awards were voted on by the referees who call each game. Also in this photo are sponsors Eric Anderson of the FCA, far left, and Comerica Bank vice president Pamela Lovett.
2016 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
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2016 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2016 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $180,000 in scholarships to more than 275 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 16 years, and have given out approximately $195,000 in weights and weight equipment to 40 Greater Houston high schools in the past 14 years.
The high schools which received weights were Booker T. Washington, Forest Brook, Reagan, Smiley and Houston Sterling in 2002; Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Wheatley and Worthing in 2003; Milby, Northbrook and Westbury in 2004; Furr, Sharpstown and Houston Austin in 2005; Willowridge, Jones, Sam Houston, Aldine and Yates in 2006; Eisenhower, Houston Lamar, Pasadena and Scarborough (again) in 2007; in 2008, Dulles, Furr (again) South Houston and Spring Woods; in 2009, Booker T. Washington (again), Hightower, Spring and Waltrip; in 2010, Alief Hastings and Jeff Davis; in 2011, Alief Elsik, Reagan (again) and Bellaire; in 2012, Humble, Houston Lee, and Madison (again); in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North; Westbury Christian in 2014; Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015; and Saint John XXIII, Northbrook (again) and Sam Houston (again) in 2016.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans’ Sean Washington, the director of player development, to distribute excess shoes to needy high schools. Schools assisted so far are in HISD, Aldine ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Humble ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, Goose Creek ISD, C.E. King, Bridge City, Cy-Fair ISD, Tomball ISD, Stafford and Spring Branch ISD.
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD co-founders Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 800 high school kids have been offered almost $80 million in scholarships and grants from NAIA and NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools. The event takes place in the Methodist Training Facility on the Texans campus (the practice bubble).
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
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SPORTSMANSHIP LUNCHEON -- WE ARE SOLD OUT AND CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE FOR THIS EVENT
The 12th Annual Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be at noon, Wed., Jan. 25, at the JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer.
The luncheon will honor the top teams in Greater Houston high school football as judged by the referees who call each football game.
Tickets are $50 each. All table are 10 seats each. Tables cost $500 (regular table), $600 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). The hotel has limited us to 230 seats in the audience, and we have sold out. Please check with Neal Farmer (email@example.com or 713-849-9860) before ordering or paying for tickets.
Class 6A -- Alief Taylor, Bush, Cinco Ranch, Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood, Kingwood, Klein Collins, Klein Oak, Memorial, Morton Ranch, North Shore, Stratford, Summer Creek and Tompkins.
Class 5A -- Caney Creek, Furr, Humble, Kingwood Park, Lee (GCCISD), Madison, Magnolia, Northside, Sterling (HISD), Texas City, Tomball, Tomball Memorial, Manvel, Waltrip and Willis.
Class 4A-Private Schools -- Concordia Lutheran, Cypress Christian, Episcopal, Kashmere, Lutheran South, Rosehill Christian, Saint John's, Second Baptist, Booker T. Washington and Westbury Christian.
SUPER ALUMNI LUNCHEON-- noon, Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, the TD Club will host a star-studded luncheon with former South Texas high schoolers who played, coached or refereed in a previous Super Bowl. This event is one of the few during Super Bowl activities that will be open to the public. The event will be at the Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway.
Tickets are $100 each, which will make this once-in-a-lifetime event one of the most affordable around the Super Bowl.
Those who purchase tables get eight seats each, with a celebrity and his guest sitting at the other two seats at the 10-seat table. Tables cost $1,000 (gold sponsor), $1,500 (platinum sponsor), $2,500 (presenting sponsor) and $5,000 (title sponsor). Title sponsors receive four tables with four celebrities; presenting sponsors receive two tables with two celebrities.
For more information, call Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who have committed to attend so far are:
Allen Aldridge – Willowridge Charles Alexander – Galveston Ball Donny Anderson – Stinnett 1st Super Bowl Jordan Babineaux – Port Arthur Lincoln Alois Blackwell – Cuero Maury Buford – Mount Pleasant Norm Bulaich – La Marque Mark Dennard – Bay City Raymond Clayborn – Trimble Tech Bert Coan – Pasadena 1ST Super Bowl Santana Dotson – Yates David Elmendorf – Westbury Dennis Gaubatz – West Columbia Rodney Hampton – Kashmere Pete Lammons - Jacksonville Bobby Leopold – Port Arthur Lincoln Tommy Maxwell – Jones Keenan McCardell – Waltrip Godwin Turk – Bay City Reggie Phillips – Yates Andy Rice – Halletsville 1st Super Bowl Johnny Rolan - Corpus Christi Miller John Roper – Yates Thomas Sanders – Giddings Bo Schobel – Columbus Diron Talbert – Texas City Don Talbert – Texas City Tony Ugoh – Westfield Joe Washington – Port Arthur Lincoln
Fozzy Whittaker -- Pearland George Wright – C. E. King
Items donated for a silent auction at the luncheon:
Earl Campbell-signed jersey Larry Csonka-signed mini-helmet Mean Joe Green-signed football Bob Griese-signed football Bob Lilly-signed football Jim McMahon-signed football Jerry Rice-signed football Emmitt Smith-signed jersey Fran Tarkington-signed football