A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS MASSEY, HOUSTON 2024 HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT
September has been a tremendous month for our Houston Host Committee and the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority. I could not be more excited to see our efforts coming together throughout the summer to create a meaningful impact and legacy in our community. Over the last 30 days, we have unveiled a new library media space for a local elementary school and announced plans to renovate another, with several more to come. We also recognized dozens of amazing Houston educators with special game ball presentations and Donors Choose gift cards totaling tens of thousands of dollars. It is a small token for their enormous contributions and commitment to their students. And let's talk about the impact! The team continues to find new activations and collaborations across the city to help spread the word about CFP National Championship Week and, more importantly, to further this event's positive impact on our community.
Chris Massey Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Vice President Houston 2024 Host Committee President
A NEW CHAPTER FOR HOBBY ELEMENTARY’S LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER
The month of September may have brought much needed rain, but the spirit at the grand unveiling of Hobby Elementary’s newly redesigned library and media space shined through! Months of dedication and hard work have resulted in a vibrant, modern, and inviting learning hub for current and future Hobby Mustangs thanks to the College Football Playoff Foundation(CFPF), Eckrich, the Big 12 Conference, and the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority The space now boasts upgraded technology, cozy reading furniture, interactive learning stations, and a diverse collection of books and multimedia resources with a focus on inspiring creativity, fostering a love for reading, and enhancing digital literacy among young learners. The surprises and joy didn’t stop there! The CFPF presented Hobby Elementary School Principal, LaKeisha Mays-Ogbor, with a DonorsChoose gift card in the amount of $5,000, followed by a surprise $10,000 donation from the Big 12—the new home of our University of Houston Cougars. With a final surprise, Eckrich also presented two $1,000 awards to two outstanding Hobby Elementary educators, Charlotte West, and Chaitra Hightower, who have spent 38 years and 23 years, respectively, in the classroom.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE CFP TROPHY TROT!
Be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship excitement with the Trophy Trot through beautiful downtown Houston on Sunday, January 7. This is a family-friendly 5K and 10K walk/run planned with Houstonians, visitors, and our vibrant city in mind.
Every runner takes home a medal and a t-shirt, and there will be an opportunity for participants to win tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship, slated for Houston's NRG Stadium on Monday, January 8, 2024. Proceeds from this event will go toward the CFP Foundation and Houston Host Committee's Houston Loves Teachers initiative to recruit and retain the best teachers for Houston-area students.
Ready to lace up? Mark your calendars and register: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/TrophyTrot
WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING
In the month of September, the Houston Host Committee attended 17 activations and distributed 15 game balls to deserving teachers in the Houston Area, recognized as game changers for their school community. In the month of October, we’re looking forward to more opportunities to honor teachers with a record number of game ball presentations, celebrating educators at our Houston Love Teachers Houston Dynamo Celebration and interacting with our Houston community at events like Cigna Sunday in the Park and Alief Proud Day. Is there an event where you’d like to see us? Please let us know by dropping us a line at 2024CFP@HoustonSports.org! We’re always looking for ways to connect with fellow Houstonians.