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The C Spire 1st & 10 club meetings signal an end to the dog days of summer and the beginning of the most anticipated season of the year for sports fans in the south, football!

Over the past 17 years the C Spire 1st & 10 Club and the Dollar General Bowl have kicked-off the football season with a series of weekly meetings that cover all the latest and greatest topics in sports. The club boasts one of the best speaker schedules in the southeast with a diverse lineup of sports celebrities, college and professional head coaches, along with media personalities. Previous speakers have included Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, Leroy Jordan, Pat Sullivan, Phil Fulmer, Mike Gottfried, and Tim Brando, just to name a few. The club meets weekly throughout the college football season on Monday.

In addition to an exciting speaker schedule, Powerade will honor high school athletes and scholars for their performances on the field and in the classroom. Powerade will present the Powerade Offensive and Defensive player of the week to deserving football players from Mobile and Baldwin County, while two exceptional high school students will receive the Powerade Scholar of the Week award. Recipients of the Scholar of the Week award will then be eligible for a scholarship Presented by Chick-Fil-A at the Dollar General Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon on December 22, 2016.

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2016 Speaker Schedule

BrucePearl_sm

Head Basketball Coach
Auburn University

September, 12, 2016
5:30 PM

Zubin-Mehenti_sm4

Anchor
ESPN’s SportsCenter

September, 19, 2016
5:30 PM

MattBarrie_sm

Sportscaster
ESPN’s SportsCenter

September, 26, 2016
5:30 PM

JoeyJones_sm

Head Football Coach
University of South Alabama

October, 3, 2016
12:00 PM – Lunch Meeting

FrankBeamer_sm

Former Head Football Coach
Virginia Tech

October, 10, 2016
5:30 PM

TimBrando_sm

Sportscaster
Fox Sports

October, 17, 2016
5:30 PM

jeremyPruitt_sm

Defensive Coordinator
The University of Alabama

October, 24, 2016
5:30 PM

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Football Analyst & Commentator
ESPN

November, 7, 2016
12:00 PM – Lunch Meeting

ChrisMcKendry_sm

Journalist & Former Co-anchor
ESPN

November, 14, 2016
12:00 PM

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Sportscaster
ESPN

November, 21, 2016
12:00 PM – Lunch Meeting

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Bowl Coaches

December, 7, 2016
5:30 PM

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