2013 MARATHON OIL CORPORATION PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT AWARDS SET FOR JANUARY 17
Annual Coaching Awards Welcomes BYU Former Coach LaVell Edwards
and More Football Greats
WHAT: Each year, the American Heart Association offers a unique opportunity for sports enthusiasts to mix and mingle with legendary college football coaches from across the nation while supporting the important cause of fighting heart disease and stroke. On Jan. 17, 2013, the 27th Annual Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards benefiting the American Heart Association will take place at the HYATT Regency Hotel in Downtown Houston.
The grand ballroom will be filled with sports legends including the likes of Lavell Edwards, former Brigham Young Coach and 6th all-time winningest coach in college football history, who will be crowned as the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Winner. After 29 years as head coach of the BYU football team, Edwards ranks third among active coaches with a record of 257 wins, 101 losses and 3 ties. Edwards has been recognized nationwide with accolades not just for his accomplishments on the field but for the integrity and class he adds to the profession.
Joining Edwards will be some of the nation’s top football coaches patiently waiting to find out who will take home the coveted Coach of the Year Award, formally given to football greats such as Mike Gundy, Gene Chizik, Nick Saban and Mack Brown. The winner will be announced live at the annual awards dinner.
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
WHERE: HYATT Regency Hotel Downtown
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
TICKETS: For more information, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, contact Kristin Rodriguez at 713-610-5026 or visit www.bryantawards.com. Prices are: $250 per individual ticket, $1,000 VIP tickets with tables starting at $5,000.
WHY: Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant , former coach of Alabama University and winningest coach in college football history, died of heart disease in1983. Three years after his death, a partnership was formed with the Bryant family and the American Heart Association to raise life-saving funds in his memory by renaming an existing coach of the year award to the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award.
Bryant’s coaching career included 323 career wins, six national championships, 29 bowl berths and retirement as college football’s winningest coach. But there was one battle he didn’t win. Just 28 days after coaching his final game, he lost his fight with heart disease.
At the request of the Bryant family, proceeds from the annual college coaching awards ceremony are donated to the American Heart Association to further life-saving research to fight heart disease and stroke.
Through this dedication to his memory, the American Heart Association tries to instill into the community that same, unifying heartbeat that Bryant so often did within his team. The organization has a mission, to build “healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” For more information, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, contact Kristin Rodriguez at 713-610-5026 or visit www.bryantawards.com. Prices are: $250 per individual ticket, $1,000 VIP tickets with tables starting at $5,000.