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‘Team Frisco’ hosts spirit competition, awards cash prize; just 9 days until NCAA Division I Football Championship Game 

(December 29, 2011) ‘Team Frisco’ and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce are calling on all Frisco businesses to show off their team spirit and compete for a cash prize!  The spirit contest deadline is Thursday, January 5.

Just nine days left until the Sam Houston State Bearkats and the North Dakota State University Bison converge at Pizza Hut Park for the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Saturday, January 7.

“We need your help to welcome our out-of-state guests to Frisco,” said Mayor Maher Maso, Honorary Chairman, “Team Frisco”, which is the local organizing committee.  “We’ll be hosting more than 21,000 football fans for a national championship ‘sellout’ that will be televised all over the country.  Together, let’s make our visitors feel at home – and deliver some southern hospitality, Frisco style.” 

“Team Frisco” -- which is made up of the City of Frisco, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation, the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hunt Sports Group, Southland Conference and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce -- is offering a $1000 cash prize to the business that shows the most spirit, in the form of decorations, window dressing or dressing their employees in competing college colors during Game Week.  Teams arrive Wednesday, January 4, signaling the start of ‘Game Week’, which runs through Game Day on Saturday, January 7.  To enter, send a photo to info@friscochamber.com by
5 p.m. on Thursday, January 5. 

“Wear your favorite team colors, decorate your storefront windows or display a ‘welcome’ message on your business marquee,” said Tony Felker, President/CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce.  “Let’s show our visiting football fans our community spirit and how we do business in Frisco!”

Sam Houston State takes on North Dakota State University at noon on Saturday, January 7 at Pizza Hut Park for the NCAA Division I Football Championship, which concludes a 20-team national playoff. 

The 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship is being hosted by the City of Frisco, Hunt Sports Group, and Southland Conference. The 2012 game marks the second year in a three year contract for Frisco to host the championship.

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