To serve the communities associated with the Cotton Bowl Classic by supporting: Programs that improve opportunities for underserved youth in North Texas • Programs that benefit completing team's community • Organizations with a legacy of contributing to the Cotton Bowl's success • And specific, timely needs that present a unique opportunity for CBF to demonstrate community leadership and responsiveness (EX: natural disasters).
We are raising money to support to Dallas' Cafe Momentum to assist its progressive internship program that gives at-risk young men and women a second chance - training them in every aspect of the restaurant and equipping them with the life skills, education and employment opportunities they will need to succeed.
Lee Jackson/Director of Sports Mercy Street Ministries: "We've got about 250 kids saying 'I'm waiting to play our season on this field.' They finally have a place to call home. Having a field like this will change their attitudes, the way they take care of their neighborhoods, the way they care for each other. Because somebody believed in us so much that, we have hope, we have diamonds in the rough and you're going to see a lot of them pretty soon. You're going to see those diamonds come out shining; you might even see them on TV someday. They might even play in the Cotton Bowl."
Michael Bland/Principal BOMLA: "This was more than a gift, it was a blessing. The word excited is an understatement. Our staff and everyone involved in making sure that our students have a chance to grow academically and socially; we were ecstatic."
Catherine LeBlanc - Founder/CEO Catch Up and Read: "What I'm most proud of is that this gift reflects our confidence and support in all the teachers who are the real heroes in schools every day. They're the ones who are committed to our next generation and they care about their success."