"This awards ceremony has always been a private event with just the coaches, their families and peers, but this year we thought we should celebrate their successes with the fans too," said AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry. "Sharing this special ceremony on television will offer a unique experience and allow fans at home the opportunity to see and hear from our coaches in a setting completely different from the sidelines."
The grand prize for one lucky fan and a guest is a trip to Nashville, including airfare, accommodations, and VIP credentials to the Show, as well as participation in pre-event festivities, such as walking on the football-themed green carpet. Additionally, five first-place winners will receive $50 VISA gift cards.
Fans have several ways to enter the sweepstakes each day through Tuesday, December 27 on mobile, tablet or desktop devices. Methods include:
- Visit AFCASweeps.com; upon completion look for a bonus entry on Facebook tab
- Go to the AFCA's Facebook page and post a comment along with #AFCASweeps and #entry
- Post this image on Instagram and tag @WeAreAFCA with #AFCASweeps and #entry
- Tweet @WeAreAFCA with #AFCASweeps and #entry
The American Football Coaches Awards will also feature a special 30th anniversary presentation of the AFCA Coaches' Trophy, which will be presented to the No. 1 team in the Amway Coaches Poll. The iconic Waterford® Crystal football, affectionately known as the "Crystal Ball", has been awarded to the national champion since its inception in 1986 and has been made available to all Coaches Poll winners since 1950.
In addition to presenting the AFCA Coaches' Trophy and FBS Coach of the Year, the show will feature other prominent and prestigious awards including the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, FBS Regional Coaches of the Year, FCS National Coach of the Year, Play Call of the Year, and Comeback Coach of the Year.
More details about the American Football Coaches Awards, including the emcee, are forthcoming. Until then, please follow @WeAreAFCA or visit AFCA.com for more information. Check local listings at http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder. For more information and a full list of sweepstakes rules, visit www.afcasweeps.com.
About the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)
The AFCA was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to "maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession" and to "provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football."
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