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For the fourth consecutive year, the Global Football Foundation, in partnership with the Advancement Foundation of Fort Worth Diocese and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas will present a weekend of Faith, Freedom, and Football. The September 14 triple header at The Star in Frisco, Texas will showcase student athletes displaying their talents and teamwork against like-minded Catholic School opponents. As an annual feature before each kickoff everyone in the Ford Center Stadium will honor the memory of the 3,000 Americans who lost their lives during the attacks on 9/11 which occurred 23 years ago, before any of these players were born. All six teams will also gather and celebrate their faith with a private Mass on Friday evening. 

Game Matchups: (times TBA)

Nolan Catholic, Fort Worth, Texas v Catholic High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

Bishop Lynch, Dallas, Texas v Bishop McGuinness, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

John Paul II, Plano, Texas v Sacred Heart, Muenster, Texas

Returning teams from 2023 include: Nolan Catholic, John Paul II, Sacred Heart Muenster. 

We are proud to announce the Honorary Chairman for the event will be Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, retired, a US Naval Academy alumnus now serving as President of Cristo Rey Dallas. He served America for 34 years, initially as a fighter pilot and then as deputy-director, director, commander, and vice chief of Naval Operations. He is a Jesuit Prep School Dallas alumnus and was also a pilot for the renowned Blue Angels.

We look forward to welcoming new and returning schools from 4 different Diocese to Frisco for this exciting and esteemed event. Along with the football action, schools will be represented by their Cheerleaders, Dance troupes, pep bands and choirs. Catholic elementary school students wearing their school Spirit or Team Shirts will be welcomed on-field during warmups. Our nation’s colors will be posted by the Prince of Peace Parish Knights of Columbus, with pre-game benedictions offered by the school chaplains and/or the Bishops in attendance. Tickets will go on sale through SeatGeek closer to Gameday. Please join us in watching your favorite high school teams go head-to-head in person this September as we celebrate Catholic education and athletics. 

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For information contact:

Patrick Steenberge, President Global Football; Global Football Foundation 817.219.7274

Jessica Gryder, Media/Marketing Director 817.243.4618

Since 1996, Global Football has been the world’s leading exporter of American football, having produced educational tours and games in 28 countries on 6 continents.