Student athletes encouraged to apply for Fuddruckers Pete Christ - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Student athletes encouraged to apply for Fuddruckers Pete Christy Exciting Tough Talk Scholarship

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Pete Christy Exciting Tough Talk Scholarship was born back in September, thanks to something Lubbock Christian Head Football Coach Chris Softley said during his preview and Fuddruckers reacting to it.

Current senior student-athletes can now apply to earn either one $1,000 scholarship or one of two $500 scholarships.

The Exciting Tough Talk Contest brought to you by Fuddruckers and Wellington State Bank counts the number of times high school coaches say certain words during the Pigskin Previews.

In 2017, it was tough, exciting, ready and kids. Many coaches try to not say the words. However, for the second straight year, all 76 coaches said at least one of them.

Lubbock Christian's Chris Softley, who's in his second year leading the Eagles, tried to not to use any of the words, but caught himself saying excited and then had a priceless reaction.

"We're excited for the opportunities we get. Darn it, I said excited. You're going to do that ticker. I hate that. Does Fuddruckers make a donation for that or what? How does that work? The more I say that is it better for someone. Is it like a charity donation?"

Fuddruckers Mickey Rogers and Daniel Stanton saw what Coach Softley said and a great idea was born. Mickey called me to let me know they wanted to start a scholarship.

"We will donate a dollar for every tough, exciting, kid. I think it ended up being $855 so we rounded it up to $1,000 and we will give out $1,000 in scholarships to some deserving man or woman in the South Plains."

Mickey deferred to me on who will receive the money for the Fuddruckers Pete Christy Exciting Tough Talk Scholarship and the details on how it will be handed out.

"I'm going to let you decide that. We will either do $1,000 to one individual or two $500 scholarships. We will let Pete decide."

So I decided if you are a current student athlete senior in our viewing area at one of the 80 high schools we cover, to be eligible for one $1,000 scholarship or one of two $500 scholarships, email me at pchristy@kcbd.com.

Tell me about yourself: your exciting and tough academic and athletic career. Let me know how excited you are heading to college and how a scholarship will help your journey. I also want to hear about your future plans. What going to college means to you. What your major is and what you aspire to be.

I am accepting emails now through May 31. I’ll have a panel look at the emails with me and we will choose one or two student athletes for the scholarships.

Upon hearing his reaction started a scholarship that will benefit kids for years to come through the Exciting Tough Talk Contest, Chris Softley was amazed by this blessing and used all four words from the contest in the process.

"I'm excited that Fuddruckers is going to bless some tough West Texas kids. I'm ready to see this scholarship take off. I'm humbled and grateful."

So the Fuddruckers Pete Christy Exciting Tough Talk Scholarship is born. That's really awesome!

I want to personally thank Fuddruckers for allowing me to bless some deserving athletes in our viewing area with scholarship money.

Email me now at pchristy@kcbd.com

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Morton celebrates Six-Man Football Independent State Championship

    Morton celebrates Six-Man Football Independent State Championship

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:31:30 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)

    After starting the season 0-5 in 11-man football, the Morton Indians ended up six-man football State Champs and today they were presented their Six-man Independent State Championship trophy at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

    After starting the season 0-5 in 11-man football, the Morton Indians ended up six-man football State Champs and today they were presented their Six-man Independent State Championship trophy at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

  • Austin Flores is new Whitharral Head Football Coach

    Austin Flores is new Whitharral Head Football Coach

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:26:11 GMT
    Austin Flores (Source: KCBD)Austin Flores (Source: KCBD)
    Austin Flores (Source: KCBD)Austin Flores (Source: KCBD)

    Whitharral has promoted assistant Austin Flores to be the new Head football coach for the Panthers. He replaces Clayton Fryar, who has decided to go back to being assistant coach and head boys basketball coach. 

    Whitharral has promoted assistant Austin Flores to be the new Head football coach for the Panthers. He replaces Clayton Fryar, who has decided to go back to being assistant coach and head boys basketball coach. 

  • NFL to require all on-field players to stand for national anthem

    NFL to require all on-field players to stand for national anthem

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:33:08 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:19:56 GMT

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that players on the field who do not stand and "show respect" during the national anthem will be subject to discipline. 

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that players on the field who do not stand and "show respect" during the national anthem will be subject to discipline. 

Powered by Frankly