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National College Football Day - Nov. 4

October 30 , 2006

Source: Football Writers Association of America

National College Football Day is Saturday, Nov. 4

The holiday season is about to kick off, and it starts with National College Football Day ... a holiday created by the AT&T Cotton Bowl to commemorate the birth of college football. This third-annual celebration will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 4th.

National College Football Day takes on added significance this year. The AT&T Cotton Bowl has partnered with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to increase awareness about men’s cancers.

The V Foundation, based in Cary, N.C., is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad- based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy.

“Everyone knows someone affected by cancer, and considering over 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone, I can’t think of a better organization for the AT&T Cotton Bowl to be aligned with than The V Foundation for Cancer Research,” said Bruce Gadd, Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. “By teaming up with The V Foundation, we can help further their important cause while joining forces to make National College Football Day a nationally observed holiday each year.”

The annual holiday observed on the first Saturday of November was developed as a way to pay tribute to a significant moment in our nation’s history. On Nov. 6, 1869, Rutgers defeated Princeton, 6-4. More importantly, those college athletes left a lasting legacy that would evolve into the great spectacle of football.

To honor college football’s 137th birthday, the AT&T Cotton Bowl and The V Foundation have produced limited edition lapel pins that will be distributed to hundreds of coaches, athletic directors, university presidents, sports publicists and media throughout the United States.

“We’re honored to be selected as the charitable partner of National College Football Day, which we know will help bring attention to the need for cancer research,” said Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation. “I also want to thank all the members of the college football community, including the coaches, for lending their credibility and visibility to the celebration of National College Football Day and embracing The V Foundation and our mission of funding cancer research.”

For more information on National College Football Day and to learn more about The V Foundation for Cancer Research, please visit
www.NationalCollegeFootballDay.com.

 

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