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Alabama Fans Get Chance to See Trophy

The following is a news release. 

WHAT:           The Coaches' Trophy presented by Dr Pepper, which was awarded to the University of Alabama as 2009 national college football champions, will be on display this weekend at two area Walmart stores. Fans will be able to have a free on-line photo taken with the actual Waterford® Crystal football trophy that was presented on the field at the Citi BCS National Championship in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday night.

 

WHEN /

WHERE:              Saturday, January 9                          Sunday, January 10

                              Walmart Supercenter #716                  Walmart Supercenter #1201         

                              1501 Skyland Blvd. East                     890 Odum Road

                              Tuscaloosa, AL 35405                         Gardendale, AL 35071

                              Noon – 4 p.m.                                     10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

MORE:

 

  • The Coaches' Trophy presented by Dr Pepper was awarded on the field to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide following their victory over Texas at the Citi BCS National Championship on Thursday.
  • The trophy being displayed at Walmart is the actual trophy that was presented on the field and the same one which will be given to the University of Alabama for permanent display on campus.
  • The ball that sits atop The Coaches' Trophy is made of Waterford® Crystal. The trophy is valued at $30,000 and takes three months to produce.
  • The Coaches' Trophy is 34 inches tall and weighs 45 pounds. The ball alone weighs approximately eight pounds.
  • Every year, a new trophy is made. The winning school keeps the trophy for permanent display on campus.
  • Created in 1986, this is the 24th year the American Football Coaches Association has awarded the trophy to the national champion.
  • As presenting sponsor of The Coaches' Trophy, Dr Pepper is partnering with Walmart to host the free public displays on the weekend.

 

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