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The Final Countdown: Your CFP Houston Host Committee Newsletter

A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS MASSEY,

HOUSTON 2024 HOST COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

November marked a significant period for our Houston Host Committee and the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. Witnessing the tangible results of our dedicated efforts is truly exhilarating. We are now 34 days away from the National Championship, and the final College Football Playoff Selection Committee Rankings were unveiled this past Sunday.

Over the last 301 days (about 10 months), we have been privileged to honor several hundred outstanding educators from the Houston area through our College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF) game ball recognition events. We continue to award game balls to Houston educators and celebrate them at outings at a Houston Rockets game, and through other Teacher Appreciation Nights.


Now, let's talk about impact! The Houston 2024 Host Committee continues to diligently forge new partnerships and implement activations across the city to enhance the promotion of CFP National Championship Week and amplify the enduring legacy of our event.





Chris Massey

Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Vice President

Houston 2024 Host Committee President

 

PAINTING THE TOWN


The Houston Loves Teachers Mural Project is a unique collaborative opportunity that allows 11 local artists to give back to various fine arts programs across Greater Houston area school districts, for teachers to lead an experiential lesson, and for students to gain mentorship and experience on a high visibility project. Several artists began production on their murals in late November, and stay tuned for an exciting reveal for many of those on December 19!

 

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 7, 2024! Featuring a restaurant lineup curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, tickets for the event are $350 and include all food and beverages on offer. VIP tickets provide guests with early access beginning at 4 p.m. and are $500. The lineup of restaurants features a who’s who of Houston’s top chefs and dining spots, spanning the diverse array of cuisines that make Houston’s food scene so unique. From staples such as barbecue and burgers to new-school favorites like Viet Cajun crawfish and brisket fried rice, Taste of the Championship will take diners from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast, from French to Frenchy’s, from oysters to turtle soup and from high-end to down home. All proceeds benefit the Houston Loves Teachers, the teacher recruitment and retention collective impact campaign created by the CFPF 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

 

COME RUN WITH US!

CFP National Championship weekend will feature many fun and exciting events, but only one gives you a chance to win tickets to the 2024 national championship game at NRG Stadium on Monday, January 8!

Register now for the Trophy Trot 5K or 10K run/walk and lace up your sneakers with us on Sunday, January 7 at 9 a.m. The fastest man and woman in each distance will win game tickets, and the rest of us will all walk away with a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and the good vibes that come from knowing your entry fee supports the CFP Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers initiative and its Houston Loves Teachers program that provides support, inspiration and empowerment to local educators.


USE THE CODE HCHSA5 TO TAKE $5 OFF YOUR ENTRY FEE!

 

AT&T PLAYOFF PLAYLIST LIVE!

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! will bring a weekend of music to Houston leading up to the national championship game. The free concerts will take place at Shell Energy Stadium from Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7. Fans will need to pre-register for concert tickets on the CFBPlayoff mobile app to receive a concert QR code. For more information on how to register, click the link below.

 

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 November we have the honor of spotlighting our incredible colleague, Sara Sitsch.

Sara Sitsch, our Director of Operations, loves having the opportunity to showcase what the city of Houston has to offer, especially to those who haven’t spent time here.

What do you love about Houston? I love all things space-related, so being in the same city as NASA is unbelievably cool!


What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy spending time outdoors, hanging out with my family, and eating Whataburger.

 

EXTRA YARD FOR TEACHERS SUMMIT


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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