“With Dodge City of McKinney’s support for the Make-A-Wish, and association with NFL greats like Drew Pearson; it makes perfect sense for both organizations to come together to promote both events” says Bret Phillips, TVN V P Public Relations.
The Texas vs. the Nation http://www.texasvsthenation.com (http://www.texasvsthenation.com) All-Star game is a post-season college football all-star game that was established in 2006. Each team consists of approximately 54 draft eligible players, representing Div I, II and III college football teams, from all over America.
Texas vs. the Nation began as an idea to bring a sense of rivalry and teamwork back to the all-star arena by pitting the best of Texas against the rest of the Nation.
Each year the NFL, CFL and other professional football leagues send over 200 scouts, front office personnel, senior executives, and coaches to evaluate the talent and to attend special events.
Known for the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, and recently awarded by the Chrysler Corporation as the top North Texas Dealership in sales and customer service, Dodge City of McKinney is foregoing the biggest day of the year for automotive dealerships which is “Year End Close Out” and helping grant a special wish for a very special child January 2nd, 2013 by holding a silent auction from now until this exciting fun filled day.
And what a celebration it is going to be! Dodge City of McKinney has joined forces with Make-A-Wish Foundation®, “The Drew Pearson Show”, and “1310 The Ticket”. The whole day will have a star-studded group of celebrities making special appearances, bands, classic cars, Video Game Theater, and great food. (1987 Heisman Winner, Tim Brown will make a visit at 12 Noon.)
The day will begin with The Ticket Live Call in Show from Dodge City of McKinney with several pieces of sports memorabilia provided for the silent auction, game tickets and other give-a-ways. This will be one of the biggest events in all of Dallas/Ft. Worth, and will provide a great time for everyone.
Under direction from the NFL, Texas vs. the Nation made a move to a premier stadium, Allen Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, for a game to take place Saturday, February 2, 2013. Just outside of Dallas, Texas, this 18,000-seat, $60 million facility is a premier stadium set to accommodate players, coaches, scouts and team representatives from all over the U.S. From the previous 5 games that have been played, over 100 players have been selected in the NFL Draft and more than 500 have signed with an NFL team.
The sole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Texas is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The foundation wants to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation for this great cause visit http://friends.wish.org/006-000/page/Jeff-Thompson/Let’s-… or call Dodge City of McKinney at 972.569.9650.
“Providing the first wish of 2013 for the local Make-A-Wish Foundation is something we take very seriously. We are honored to be in a position to provide this wish for someone in need of hope, and can wait to hold a celebration in their honor” states Jim Proctor, General Manager of Dodge City of McKinney.
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