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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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 $185,000 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; and Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015.
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, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, Goose Creek ISD, C.E. King, Bridge City, Humble, Cypress Springs, 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
GREAT FOOTBALL COACHES ON FOOTBALL
'Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, and then fight ‘em on the ice.'
-- TCU’s Dutch Meyer
'Three things happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.'
-- Texas’ Darrell Royal
'Never been licked.' Movie about Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets
'I didn't think anything of it at first. Then I thought to myself, 'My God, he's coming out here to hit me,' ' -- Rice’s Dick Maegle before Alabama’s Tommy Lewis came off the bench to tackle him in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.
'He could take his'n and beat yours'n, and then he could take yours'n and beat his'n.' -- Former Oilers head coach Bum Phillips on Don Shula
'I've found that prayer works best when you have big players.'
-- Knute Rockne, Notre Dame
'They beat us like a tied-up goat.'-- Texas Tech's Spike Dykes
'Always remember that Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David.
-- Shug Jordan, Auburn
'We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking .'
-- John McKay, USC
'Football is not a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.' -- Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State
'In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant.' -- Wally Butts, Georgia
'Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, beat Texas.' -- church sign in Arkansas
before 1969 Shootout
'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.' -- Bobby Bowden, Florida State
'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route tot he ball and arrive in a bad humor.' -- Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee
'Gentlemen, it is better for you to have died a small boy
than to fumble this football.' -- John Heisman, Rice
If these phrases get you thinking about
great football moments you have experienced, then maybe
the Touchdown Club of Houston is for you.
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The Touchdown Club of Houston announces its once-in-a-lifetime 50th Anniversary Dinner, presented by Hanover Co.
Founded in 1966, the TD Club celebrates its 50th year in 2016.
The 50th anniversary dinner will be at 7 p.m., Wed., May 4, 2016, at the Westin Galleria. The Club will honor former Oilers quarterback Archie Manning as the 2016 Touchdowner of the Year. We have confirmed Archie's son, Cooper, as attending, and are working on trying to confirm two other football-playing Manning sons.
There will be a golf tournament at 1 p.m., Tues., May 3, at Wildcat Golf Club.
All past Touchdowner of the Year winners are invited to attend. We also are inviting Hall of Famers from the NFL and College Football Hall of Fame to attend.
If you purchase a table, it will be for eight seats, with a Hall of Famer and that Hall of Famer's guest filling out the table for 10 seats. More as it develops.
Commitments we have from Hall of Famers/celebrities to attend the 50th anniversary dinner currently are: Charles Alexander, Murry Bowden, Art Briles, Chuck Brown, Ray Childress, Roger Clemens, Spike Dykes, Lawrence Elkins, Dave Elmendorf, Chris Gilbert, Hoyle Granger, Jacob Green, Mac Haik, Tom Herman, Kenny Houston, Eddie Joseph, Jerry LeVias, Gerald McNeill, Charlie Milstead, Bill O'Brien, Dan Pastorini, Bucky Richardson, Johnny Roland, Jackie Sherrill, Kevin Sumlin, Don Trull, Joe Tusa and Bill Yeoman.
Purchase tickets for the Touchdown Club’s 50th Anniversary Dinner using PayPal
Tables for $1,000 are for 10 seats; Tables for $1,500 and $2,400 are for 8 seats, with a Hall of Famer and his guest at your table.
-- 5:45 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner, Wed., May 4, Westin Galleria Hotel
-- 1 p.m., Tues., May 3, golf tournament, Wildcat Golf Course
Single ticket -- $100
First Down table -- $1,000 (limited number of tables)
Red Zone table -- $1,500
-- 8 seats, plus two seats for HOF player and his guest
VIP Dual Threat table and golf outing combination -- $2,400
-- 8 seats, plus two seats for HOF player and guest, tickets for eight to VIP reception prior to event, golf foursome plus HOF player for a fivesome; and special gift
Hosts for VIP reception -- $5,000
-- Special recognition and signage at banquet and golf tourney, one Red Zone table, one Dual Threat table on the front row, two special gifts and photo with Archie Manning
Golf title sponsor -- $10,000
-- Special recognition and signage at golf tourney and banquet, 2 Red Zone tables, 2 VIP Dual Threat tables on the front row, 2 special gifts, and photo with Archie Manning
Golf foursome -- $1,200
-- 4-man team paired with NFL, College or Texas Sports Hall of Famer for fivesome
Golf hole sponsorship -- $150
Presenting sponsors -- $10,000
-- Signage, front-row table, special gift, 8 seats plus two seats for HOF player and his guest