Texas Coaches will win $50,000 - public nominations open today at MyPlates.com


September 3, 2013 (Austin, TX) – Think your coach is the best in Texas?  Then enter your coach in the My Plates Coach of the Year Contest to win $25,000 for your team or organization.  Anyone 13 or older can enter a coach, and parents can enter their child's coach.  Heck, if you're a youth coach, enter yourself!  It all starts at www.myplates.com/COACH.

You have from now until Friday, October 11, to nominate a youth coach.  Then MyPlates.com will choose up to 20 finalists in 7 regions of Texas and announce them on Saturday, October 19.

A public vote will then pick 7 regional winners who'll compete in a statewide vote for one winner who gets $25,000 for his or her team or organization! 

The second place prize is $10,000 for the team, and five remaining finalists will receive the Third Place prize of $3,000 for their teams.

That's a total of $50,000 in prizes for youth organizations in Texas!

The winning coach receives the plate message COACH13 for a ten-year term, valued at $795. Second and Third Place coaches get 5-year personalized license plates from MyPlates.com, valued at $495. 

The Grand Prize Winner and My Plates Coach of the Year 2013 will be announced December 9, 2013.

Here are a few rules:

-You have to be 13 or older to nominate a youth coach.

-Youth coach is defined as someone who coaches high school age kids or younger. 

-The nominated coach must be 18 or older, a Texas resident, and have been coaching at least one year.

See complete rules at http://www.myplates.com/coachxxxx.

The contest divides Texas into 7 regions:

Central Texas

East Texas

North Texas


South Texas

Southeast Texas

West Texas

To see a map of your region, go to http://www.myplates.com/coachxxxx

Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 159,000 My Plates, putting more than $18.8M in the general revenue fund, which helps pay for services for all Texans.

Contact Kim Miller Drummond at (512) 423-4237 or kim@myplates.com.


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