Nicole Mansell, Director of Public Relations
May 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INAUGURAL DALE HANSEN FOOTBALL CLASSIC
Waxahachie Independent School District, in conjunction with the City of Waxahachie and
Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, are proud to announce the inaugural Dale Hansen Football
Classic. The Classic will take place September 7‐8, 2012 in the new state‐of‐the‐art Stuart B. Lumpkins
Stadium in Waxahachie, Texas. The 9,500 seat facility features excellent viewing capabilities from all
locations, a champion style artificial playing surface, and a spacious, three‐level, 6,000 square foot
Dale Hansen is an award winning sportscaster with ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA, Channel 8.
Hansen is the weeknight sports anchor and also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sunday nights.
Each week Hansen also recognizes a Scholar‐Athlete of the Week who excels both on and off the field.
WFAA will also lend its media power to the event as the news station has graciously agreed to promote
the event leading up to the inaugural kick off on September 7th.
The Dale Hansen Football Classic will feature three exhibition games – one on Friday night and two
on Saturday. Friday night’s match up will feature the Italy Gladiators and the Malakoff Tigers. Saturday will
feature a double‐header beginning at 4:00 p.m. The first game will highlight the 2011 Bi‐District Champion
Thrall Tigers against the Florence Buffalos. The second game will showcase the 2011 Division One Class 3A state
finalist Alvarado Indians as they take on the Mexia Blackcats. Football fans will have the opportunity to
purchase tickets to an individual game or have the option of upgrading to a weekend pass.
“We are extremely excited about working with Dale Hansen and honoring him with the
inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic. Not only is he an ambassador for the community by making
Waxahachie his home, his love for children, coupled with his passion for education and sports, makes
this event a win‐win,” said Thomas J. Collins, WISD Superintendent.
Along with the three football games, twelve students from the participating schools will be
awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each and will be honored during a pre‐game classic
ceremony and again in the spring with a scholarship banquet.
Those business and organizations wishing to be a part of the inaugural Dale Hansen Football
Classic via sponsorship are encouraged to do as sponsorship packages with attractive amenities have
been thoughtfully created including a private meet‐and‐greet reception with Dale Hansen himself.
For sponsorship or general information on the Dale Hansen Football Classic, contact Nicole
Mansell, Waxahachie ISD Director of Public Relations, at 972.923.4631 or firstname.lastname@example.org