Friday deadline for Texas coach contest: $25,000 for one Texas youth team
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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.  Heck, if you’re a youth coach, enter yourself!  It all starts at

More than 200 coaches have been nominated so far. 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, 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

Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 164,000 My Plates, putting more than $19.5M in the general revenue fund, which helps pay for services for all Texans.

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