One coach will receive prestigious award for excellence on Wednesday, January 15
HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association, an organization devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, announced today the 2013 Coach of the Year finalists for the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards. The 2013 Coach of the Year finalists are David Bailiff (Rice), Art Briles (Baylor), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Gus Malzahn (Auburn) and David Shaw (Stanford).
The 28th annual event on Wednesday, January 15 in Houston, Texas will bring together the nation's top performing college coaches and sports enthusiasts to raise funds for heart disease in the name of Paul "Bear" Bryant. Marathon Oil Corporation is again generously supporting the American Heart Association and serving as the title sponsor of the event.
At the event, R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, will also be recognized with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The award recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career, allowing recipients to take their place in history alongside legends such as Paul "Bear" Bryant. Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include Barry Switzer, Vince Dooley, Bobby Bowden, Hayden Fry and LaVell Edwards.
Funds raised benefit heart disease and stroke research, community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association. For more information on the Bryant Awards, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, visit www.bryantawards.com or call 713-610-5000.
About American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.
About Marathon Oil Corporation
Marathon Oil is an international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2012 of 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.MarathonOil.com.
American Heart Association
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SOURCE American Heart Association