Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ATLANTA - Mar 15, 2017 - Galveston County United Football Team hosted its First Combine Workout Sunday March 12th at 4pm. County youth from the ages of 7-14 were invited to sign up and participate at La Marque High School Practice Fields. Over the last few years Galveston County has seen a shift population due to the devastation of Hurricane Ike. Many people have left the area but those that remain have decided to work smart and create something bigger and better. For the first time the entire county has United and Created a Travel “Tournament” Football Team
Founded by former New England Patriot and Super Bowl Champion, Greg Randall, a La Marque, TX native; and Galveston natives Brandon Sweeny and Tristan Sanders. The Galveston County United or the “U” as it’s called is built upon the foundation of Academics, Athletics, and Life. The coaching staff is dedicated to bringing the community together while making education a priority. The coaches lead by example most have been in the military, attended college or have played collegiate football. Theyare committed to instill hard work and discipline in the youth that join the team.
The coaching staff includes Greg Randall (Michigan State), Brandon Sweeny (University Arkansas Pine Bluff), Jahara Benefield, Tristan Sanders(Blinn), Jamarcus Powers (Iowa State), Jared Williams (Texas Tech), Larry Grace (Northwestern State), DJ Johnson (Western New Mexico), Steve Newton (University South Florida), Johnny Will (Air Force), Traylon Stewart(Stephen F. Austin State), Derrick Haddock, Chris Chambers(Tarleton State), Jarrod Holt, Jamar Robbins (Midwestern State), and Terrance Allen, Elroy Thomas (Sul Ross), and former New England Patriot Shockmain Davis (Angelo State).
Galveston County consists of nine cities about 45 miles south of Houston, TX. For decades Galveston County, has been known to have a well spring of talent in football. For years, some of the NFL’s, Division 1 College Football, and High School dynasties best and brightest have called Galveston County home. The founders saw an opportunity, instead of boasting about who was the best they decide to create a team with the best players to compete in a summer league. Practices are held every Sunday during the month of March and they will be held twice a week starting in April to prepare for the first tournament May 5-7, 2017 in Corpus Christi. The team will spend the summer traveling San Antonio in June, Mississippi in July, and Georgia in August.
There is still time for participants to sign up. The team hosts weekly fundraisers to help with the costs for a traveling team. “The fundraisers are an opportunity for everybody to pitch in and help on every level,” stated Coach Greg Randall. “This is an opportunity that the entire county can take pride in,” said Coach Brandon Sweeny.
For information about Galveston County United Football team follow on Facebook @ GCUnitedTheU or email Greg Randall [email protected]. To inquire about sponsorship and donations Email Coach Brandon Sweeny [email protected] . For media/press inquiries contact publicist Rahru R. Arceneaux at [email protected]
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