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October Touchdown: Your CFP Houston Host Committee Newsletter









A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS MASSEY, HOUSTON 2024 HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT


October has been a huge month for our Houston Host Committee and the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. As always, I am so excited to see our hard work beginning to take shape as the countdown has officially reached double digits and the first set of College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Halloween night. Over the last 31 days, we have honored several outstanding educators from the Houston area through our College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF) game ball recognition events. Most notably, we awarded 10 game balls to Alief ISD educators and got to celebrate the Alief community at their Alief Proud Day at Crump Stadium. Let's also discuss the impact! The Houston 2024 Host Committee is working hard to create new partnerships and activations throughout the city to promote CFP National Championship Week and increase our event's lasting legacy.


Chris Massey



Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Vice President Houston 2024 Host Committee President

RAISING THE BAR IN HOUSTON’S CLASSROOMS


The Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, the Houston 2024 Host Committee, Good Reason Houston, and the College Football Playoff Foundation are dedicated to helping Houston area school districts find and hire the best educators possible through the Houston Loves Teachers initiative. Learn more about our impact by visiting HoustonLovesTeachers.org


REGISTER NOW FOR TASTE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP!


Be a part of the Taste of the Championship at Union Station at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, January 7th, 2024! Taste of the Championship is a culinary tour of the best Houston has to offer, featuring a restaurant lineup curated by Chef Chris Shepherd. Enjoy bite-size versions of Houston's best dishes just a baseball throw away from the field at Minute Maid Park. Proceeds benefit Houston Loves Teachers, the teacher recruitment and retention collective impact campaign created by the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Houston 2024 Host Committee. Location: Union Station at Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas 77002 Time: Sunday, January 7 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Purchase your tickets now before they go on sale to the public!


 

BUY HOUSTON: BY HOUSTON SPOTLIGHT:

Buy Houston: By Houston, is the Houston 2024 Host Committee and the Harris County - Houston Sports Authority’s ongoing supplier diversity program, geared toward expanding access to the contracting and bidding process for major sporting events to HUB-certified local businesses. This month, we are excited to shine a spotlight on one of those vendors: PromoPrint Group. PPG stands as a testament to Houston's pride with its founder and owner, Steve Enright, being raised in Houston. PPG takes pride in providing the marketing materials that are just what businesses need to stay top of mind. Our team sat down with Steve recently to learn about PPG’s story. Click the link below to meet one team helping to make this event a reality for Houston.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE CFP TROPHY TROT!


The Trophy Trot is a family-friendly 5K and 10K run/walk that offers a chance for locals and out-of-town fans to take part in CFP National Championship weekend. Every participant will receive a t-shirt, finishers medal, and a chance to win tickets to the 2024 CFP National Championship at NRG Stadium on Monday, January 8! All of the net proceeds will benefit the CFP Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers initiative and its Houston Loves Teachers program that provides support, inspiration and empowerment to local educators. REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE $5 WITH THE CODE HCHSA5

 

HOUSTON HOST COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT:



At the Houston 2024 Host Committee, we are proud of our team. In fact, we are so proud of them that for October we have the honor of spotlighting our incredible colleague Courtney Randle-Gaines. Courtney, our Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, loves connecting with the people she meets through her job. Witnessing the transformation of major sporting events and seeing their influence is something that Courtney holds very close to her heart! What do you love about Houston? As a young girl, I fell in love with different musical arrangements from Chopped and Screwed music.

What do you like to do in your free time? I like to shop for new clothes/shoes, listen to R&B music, and watch reality TV.

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING


In the month of October, we celebrated our amazing educators at Houston Loves Teachers Nights with the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash. We also got out and about at Cigna Sunday in the Park, Alief Proud Day, and at football games all across the area. We presented commemorative game balls to dozens of Houston-area teachers and our Houston Loves Teachers mural campaign got underway as professional artists began meeting with students at multiple schools to help design the mural to be painted on their campus. 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.

Don't forget to save your spot at the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit in Houston, an event created to honor and empower our teachers! If you are a teacher, this is your chance to learn, connect with other educators, and have access to a wealth of materials that will advance your career. Make a difference in your classroom and beyond by registering today!



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