Football Writers Association of America Oct. 25, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
972-713-6198
Association joins AFCA, NADFO in making donation
FOOTBALL WRITERS PARTNER WITH
NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Football Writers Association of America has teamed up with the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and The V Foundation for Cancer Research to become an official partner of National College Football Day.

The association has made a donation to The V Foundation and will work to solicit other donations from within its membership. On Saturday, Nov. 3, FWAA members will join members of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the National Association of Division I-A Football Officials (NADFO) in wearing commemorative lapel pins.

"National College Football Day is a great day and now a great cause," said FWAA Executive Director Steve Richardson. "And, we as an association, are pleased to help promote it and to also make a donation to The V Foundation."

Saturday marks the fourth annual National College Football Day. This holiday, created by the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, continues to grow in stature. For the second straight season, The V Foundation for Cancer Research is the beneficiary.

"Our goal is to continually grow National College Football Day while increasing awareness and raising money on behalf of The V Foundation for Cancer Research," Bruce Gadd, AT&T Cotton Bowl Chairman, said. "By adding the support of a prestigious organization such as the FWAA, we’ve taken a giant step towards achieving our goal."

For more information on National College Football Day or to make a donation to The V Foundation, visit nationalcollegefootballday.com. For more information on the event, contact Michael Konradi at the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic at 214-634-7525 or michael@attcottonbowl.com.

The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,000 men and women across North America who cover college football for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game day operations, major awards, a national poll and its annual All-America team.

For more information on the FWAA, contact Executive Director Steve Richardson at 972-713-6198 or tiger@fwaa.com.

Related links:
• National College Football Day
• The V Foundation for Cancer Research
• AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic