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Friday deadline for Texas coach contest; $25,000 for one Texas youth team

NACOGDOCHES, October 9, 2013--Friday is the last day to enter a Texas youth coach in the My Plates Coach of the Year Contest to win $25,000 for a Texas team or organization.  Anyone 13 or older can enter a coach, and parents can enter their child’s coach.  if you’re a youth coach, you can even enter yourself. It all starts at www.myplates.com/COACH.

More than 200 coaches have been nominated so far.  MyPlates.com will choose up to 20 finalists in 7 regions of Texas and announce them on Saturday, October 19.  A public vote will then pick 7 regional winners who’ll compete in a statewide vote for one winner who gets $25,000 for his or her team or organization. The second place prize is $10,000 for the team, and five remaining finalists will receive the Third Place prize of $3,000 for their teams. That’s a total of $50,000 in prizes for youth organizations in Texas!

The winning coach receives the plate message COACH13 for a ten-year term, valued at $795. Second and Third Place coaches get 5-year personalized license plates from MyPlates.com, valued at $495.  The Grand Prize Winner and My Plates Coach of the Year 2013 will be announced December 9, 2013.

Here are a few rules:

You have to be 13 or older to nominate a youth coach.

Youth coach is defined as someone who coaches high school age kids or younger.

The nominated coach must be 18 or older, a Texas resident, and have been coaching at least one year.

The contest divides Texas into 7 regions: Central, East, North, Panhandle, South, Southeast, and West.  To see a map of your region, go to www.myplates.com/coach.

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