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Mayor Puts Body on the Line to Score For Kids

March 18, 2019 - Champions Indoor Football (CIF) - Texas Revolution News Release

Bigger football news than Jason Witten coming out of retirement? Perhaps not...but it just might be weirder? The Texas Revolution announces the signing of Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney to a one game contract today, March 13, 2019. That's right, everyone's favorite Mayor will be suited up and playing professional football on Sunday, March 24th for the Texas Revolution at Ford Center!

A native Texan, Cheney attended the University of Texas at Austin but was ruled ineligible by the NCAA during the first day of scrimmages after his pre-game speech convinced the other team Texas was the right choice for the Championship. Mayor Cheney agreed to bring his talents to the Revolution after hearing that a third of the revenue for every ticket sold in his name would be donated to Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. Cheney was elected as the youngest mayor in Frisco history in May of 2017 and has helped Frisco become the fastest growing city and best place to live according to Money Magazine.

"When the Texas Revolution chose to make Frisco their new home, I never imagined someday I would be suiting up for a game!" Cheney said. "I am excited to participate in the Texas Revolution's Season Premier game and to be supporting Boys & Girls Club of Collin County."

Director of Football Operations and Head Coach Victor Mann is working hard on the best way to assimilate his new talent into the team while the CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Collin County Mike Simpson is thrilled that such a valuable member of the community is putting his health and safety on the line to raise money for the organization.

"We are excited to be the beneficiary of Mayor Cheney's first ever "Touchdown for Kids" game with the Texas Revolution" Simpson said. "This will not only be a great opportunity for our young people to see a great professional game in the state-of-the-art Star venue, but also fun for the whole family. We can't wait to see the Mayor contributing to the team! Some of the Rev's players are Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni, so they have an opportunity to give back to our clubs!"

Fans and members of the community can purchase tickets to enjoy the Revolution game Vs. the Arlington Longhorns while supporting Boys & Girls Club by clicking the Mayor's 'Touchdown for Kids' the button below! Tickets are also available for purchase to be donated to members of Boys & Girls Club of Collin County and their families through the same link. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM.

"Touchdown for Kids" Tickets

Mayor Jeff Cheney joins members of the Texas Revolution, Boys and Girls Club CEO Mike Simpson and Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center Vice President, Business Development Chris King

The Texas Revolution Announces Partnership with Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center

- The Texas Revolution is pleased to announce a new partnership with Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center effective March 1st, 2019.

Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center has been named the Official Sports Performance Partner of the Texas Revolution. The Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center will host all the Texas Revolution practices during the 2019 season. The partnership will give the Texas Revolution access to one of the premier sports performance facilities in the nation. To date, the Sports Performance Center has also hosted one of the most well-attended and competitive tryouts in Texas Revolution history on February 9th, proving already how valuable an asset the Sports Performance Center will be to Revolution football.

"We are excited to be the official sports performance partner of the Texas Revolution" said Chris King, Vice President, Business Development. "[Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center is] proud to support the continued growth of this organization by working with the players and coaching staff on their way to another successful championship season. We are looking forward to the start of the Revs season!"

After starting construction in the summer of 2016, the Sports Performance Center officially opened its doors in June of 2018 at The Star in Frisco right next to Ford Center, the Dallas Cowboys practice facility and home of the Texas Revolution.

"I am thrilled to have such a state-of-the-art facility at our disposal" said Revolution owner and CEO Tommy Benizio. "This is a massive step for not only the Revolution but also all of the Champions Indoor Football League as we set the standard for how to take care of our players both on and off the field."

Remember season ticket holders: The Season Ticket Pickup party is tomorrow at Urban 8 in The Colony starting at 5:30pm! Other guests and fans are welcome to come have fun with members of the Revolution, including Front Office Staff, Cheerleaders, Players and Coaches! We hope you are as excited as we are for the season!

Did you know?

Stonewater joined the Revolution team prior to the 2018 season. They were so impressed and happy with the partnership that they decided to become one of the team's title sponsors for the 2019 season! Check out their Facebook page where they are constantly doing giveaways and informational videos on their great team! We are so happy to be playing on the Stonewater Roofing field this season.

Did you know?

Baylor Scott and White Sports Performance Center is proud to be the official Sports Performance Center of the Texas Revolution. Their Top of the Line facility at The Star will be the home of Texas Revolution practices for the 2019 season and beyond.

Hey Revs fans! Make sure to come early and enjoy the Lava Cantina Pregame Show in the plaza before certain home games this season!

We would like to welcome McCabe's Theater and Living to the Revolution family! Look for their booth or tent at home games to experience the OFFICIAL Home Theater Furnisher of your Texas Revolution!

The season is upon us Revs Fans! Make sure to buy your tickets for the upcoming Season Premier Game and, if you haven't already, buy your season tickets so you can come support your Revs at The Star all year long! We will also begin accepting renewals for the 2020 season, so make sure to lock in a premium seat before they sell out again this year! Remember, renewals before September 1st come with a FREE Replica Jersey!

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