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FCA Champions HS Football Banquet

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"Celebration of Champions" HS Football Banquet

Panhandle FCA is proud to announce that it will host, for the second time, an "FCA Celebration of Champions" high school football banquet.  This event will be a celebration of character and integrity of those who play and coach football in the Texas Panhandle!  Varsity football players (those who played at least 75% of the season on the varsity roster, varsity football coaches, and executive school administration are invited to this event.  NO split varsity, sub-varsity, or junior high players, parents (with one exception - see below), or general public are invited to this event.


This year, Panhandle FCA is proud to have as our keynote speaker, NEAL JEFFREY, former All-American quarterback at Baylor University and quarterback for the San Diego chargers, who learned the meaning of overcoming early in life. A stutterer since childhood, Neal had to find a way to "get through what he couldn't get over" to achieve his lifelong dreams. Today, he is one of America's most powerful and passionate communicators, speaking for corporate conferences, national conventions, sales organizations, sports teams – twice for the New York Yankees, school districts, student groups and churches from coast to coast. Everywhere he goes he inspires audiences to go "higher, swifter, stronger" in the critical areas of life. In addition to a busy speaking schedule, Neal serves as a speaking/teaching minister at the 28,000-member Prestonwood Church in Plano, Texas, where he has served for over 32 years. He and his wife Sheila live in the Dallas area and have three grown children. His new book, If I Can, Y-Y-You Can! is available nationwide and at

Because we are honoring the players and coaches of all varsity football teams in the Panhandle, there will be NO COST to any attendees for this event.  Each year we will bring in a high profile speaker of excellence to encourage and motivate all who hear their uplifting and lift-giving words.

The only requirement for every team that attends this event is we will ask all the players from each team to elect one player as their "FCA MVP."  We will be sending all coaches the criteria for this election and the winning player will be selected by the majority vote of his teammates.  The selection criteria will center around the Four (4) Core Values of FCA which are: Integrity, Teamwork, Serving, and Excellence.  All the selected FCA MVPs will be highly honored during this event, and each will walk away with an FCA Football MVP award.  At some point during the evening, a picture will be taken with each team's MVP, their Head Coach, and our speaker.  We anticipate that all MVP winners will be featured in our local newspaper and on our local nightly news broadcasts. Each MVP's parents will also be invited to this event.

Each team needs to have a "designated" coach contact who will be responsible for keeping up with attendance commitments of players, coaches, administrators, and the MVP's parents, and who will submit these numbers to FCA at the appropriate deadline dates.  This year's banquet details are as follows:

                                                            DATE:  Sunday, November 12, 2017

 SPEAKER:  Neal Jeffrey, Pastor & ex-NFL Quarterback

                                               LOCATION:  Hillside Christian Church - Main

   CHECK-IN & DINNER BEGINS:  5:00 PM                                                                                                
                          PROGRAM BEGINS:  5:45 PM

                BANQUET CONCLUDES:  7:00 PM