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Breakfast of Champions

We would like to welcome to the 2018 Good Friday Breakfast of Champions one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all time. A living legend...

Bobby Bowden

2 National Championships

33 Bowl games (22 wins)

388 wins over 44 year career

College Football Hall of Famer

Bobby Bowden served as an assistant football coach and head track and field coach at Howard College (now known as Samford University, currently in the FCS football division) in Birmingham, Alabama from 1954–55. He left his alma mater to become Athletic Director as well as head football, baseball, and basketball coach at South Georgia College from 1956 to 1958. Bowden then returned to Howard as head coach, where he compiled a 31–6 record between 1959 and 1962. In 1962, Bowden went to Florida State University as an assistant coach under Head Coach Bill Peterson. Two other coaching legends who worked under Coach Peterson during this time were Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs. Bowden left Florida State in 1965 to go to West Virginia University as an assistant under Jim Carlen. When Carlen left following the 1969 season to become head coach at Texas Tech, Bowden replaced him. Bowden then compiled a 42–26 record at WVU before returning to FSU as head coach in 1976.

During Bowden’s first year as head coach at... READ MORE

Check out Coach Bowden's full biography page covering his coaching and post-coaching careers. FULL BIO PAGE

Sponsorship Levels

Champion Sponsor ($3,000)

  • 8 seat table
  • 1 football helmet signed by Coach Bowden
  • 1 book signed by Coach Bowden
  • 1 four-man team entry into spring golf tournament
  • 4 entries into meet & greet with Coach Bowden*
  • Recognition at breakfast and golf tournament
  • Listed as 2018 Champion Sponsor on other media ads
  • Listed as 2018 Champion Sponsor on
  • Exclusive seating at the event

All-star Sponsor ($1,500)

  • 6 seat table
  • 1 football signed by Coach Bowden
  • 1 book signed by Coach Bowden
  • 2 entries into meet & greet with Coach Bowden*
  • Recognition at breakfast
  • Listed as 2018 All-star Sponsor on
  • Exclusive seating at the event

MVP Sponsor ($750) 

  • 4 seat table
  • 1 book signed by Coach Bowden
  • 2 entries into meet & greet with Coach Bowden*
  • Listed as 2018 MVP Sponsor on

Individual Seats ($100) 

*Coach Bowden meet & greet will be after the event at FBC-Gulfport. Each meet & greet attendee will get a photo opportunity with Coach Bowden. MS Coast FCA will provide a professional photographer. No personal cameras allowed for meet & greet.

NOTE: Each level also sponsors an FCA Champion of Character who will sit at your table. These will be high school and middle school athletes who are not only top athletes but also champions of character. All levels, including individual seats, will also enjoy a full hot breakfast, in addition to a silent auction containing an assortment of items.


Good Friday Breakfast of Champions  

9:00 a.m.  |  Good Friday  |  March 30th, 2018

at First Baptist Church Gulfport

12190 MS-605
Gulfport, MS 39503

At this event, we will honor exemplary student-athletes from middle and high schools in the four-county MS Gulf Coast FCA area, along with share our mission, vision, and opportunities to make a great impact for Christ right here locally.

Will you pray about the sponsorship levels below and consider partnering with us to reach more coaches and kids with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ right here locally in South Mississippi? In doing so, we will see life transformation that will impact their eternity and the future generations to come.

The following words of Jesus perfectly frame what will take place as we share Him throughout our schools, athletics, and communities.

14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. - John 4:14