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
TD Club’s 2016 Regular Events
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2015 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2015 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
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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 39 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); and 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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Private High School Awards Dinner, presented by the Hildebrand Foundation and Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
7 p.m., Mon., Dec. 12, JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer
We will name the top football players in Greater Houston private schools for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Lineman of the Year and Ironman of the Year, as well as name the Coach of the Year.
UIL High School Awards Dinner, presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 14, JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer
We will name the high school Player of the Year on offense, high school Player of the Year on Defense, and the high school Coach of the Year.
Tickets for both the Private High School and UIL High School Awards Dinners are $50 each. Tables are 10 seats each. Tables cost $500 (regular table), $600 (bronze sponsor), $1,000 (silver sponsor), $1,500 (gold sponsor) and $2,500 (platinum sponsor). Premiun table sponsors will get their names in the event's paper program.
SAVE THE DATE -- 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. We will put out more as it develops.
Those who have committed to attend so far are David Elmendorf, Westbury; Keenan McCardell, Waltrip; Santana Dotson,Yates; Reggie Phillips, Yates; Tony Ugoh, Westfield; Charles Alexander, Galveston Ball; Thomas Sanders, Giddings; Rodney Hampton, Kashmere; Norm Bulaich, La Marque; Bert Coan, Pasadena (1ST Super Bowl); Tommy Maxwell, Jones; John Roper, Yates; Alois Blackwell, Cuero; Shane Lechler, East Bernard; Allen Aldridge, Willowridge; Godwin Turk, Wheatley; Johnny Roland, Corpus Christi Miller.
Silent auction items at this event include: Earl Campbell-signed jersey; Joe Greene-signed football; Fran Tarkington-signed football; Bob Lilly-signed football; Bob Griese-signed football;Jerry Rice-signed football; Jim Plunkett-signed Super Bowl MVP photo; Larry Csonka-signed mini-MVP helmet; and Jim McMahan-signed football.