The Dale Hansen Football Classic was founded in 2012 and has quickly become a legacy in Texas High School Football. The classic features the best that Texas high school football has to offer all the while raising funds for college scholarships for each of the participating schools. The 2014 classic will be held September 5 and 6, 2014, at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium located in Waxahachie, Texas, and will feature six premier football teams from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. The 9,500 seat football facility features excellent viewing capabilities from all locations, a champion style artificial playing surface, and a spacious, three-level, 6,000 square foot press box.
The event is named for Dale Hansen, a Waxahachie resident and a 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 once again graciously agreed to promote the event leading up to the 2014 kick off on September 5th.
The high school football sporting event will feature a three-game exhibition that kicks off Friday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. when the Red Oak Hawks take on the Azle Hornets. On Saturday, September 6, the first game begins at 3:00 p.m. and will highlight the Alvarado Indians against the Decatur Eagles. The second game, slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., will showcase the Waxahachie Indians as they take on the Frisco Raccoons.
While the event is designed to showcase athleticism, the classic will also promote academics, as one boy and one girl from the senior class in each of the high schools represented in the classic will be awarded a scholarship based on their academic standing, moral courage, and leadership skills. Scholarship applications may be downloaded by clicking here or by contacting the lead high school counselor at each of the high schools represented in the 2014 classic - Red Oak, Azle, Alvarado, Decatur, Waxahachie, and Frisco. Scholarship applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than August, 20, 2014.
The Dale Hansen Football Classic is hosted by Waxahachie ISD, in conjunction with the City of Waxahachie, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, and the Waxahachie Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
The title sponsors of the 2014 Dale Hansen Football Classic are: WFAA, the Waxahachie Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and City Credit Union. For more information on sponsorship packages, including becoming a Dale Hansen Classic Hero, click here.
For more information on the classic, contact Waxahachie ISD at 972.923.4631 or email Dr. Nicole Mansell, Dale Hansen Football Classic Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org