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Coach Nick Saban to Speak at Team Focus' 12th Annual "A Night with Nick Saban"

Team Focus Presents

"A Night with Nick Saban”

12th Annual Fundraiser Featuring the

Head Football Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Team Focus – A Night with Nick Saban – Learn More Video (2:00)

Mobile, Ala. (April 3, 2019) – With the year 2007 marking its “first,” Mobile-based Team Focus is pleased to celebrate twelve years of hosting its annual fundraiser event, “A Night with Nick Saban” on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. The evening will include a silent auction featuring numerous signed sports memorabilia. Team Focus founder Mike Gottfried will speak and introduce key note speaker, Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban.

Special guest, SCOTT HUNTER, will also participate in this popular event and be honored as the 2019 Champion of Life. Hunter is a local football legend, kick starting his football career at Vigor High School. He played college football at the University of Alabama, where he set numerous passing records under Coach Bear Bryant, followed by a professional career with the NFL. He is a former Television Sports Anchor and Color Analyst for CBS College Football and local Mobile, AL CBS affiliate.

“Our honoring of Scott Hunter is long overdue,” says Mike Gottfried. “We are recognizing him as a Champion of Life for all he has done in the community and for Alabama football.”

This annual event is the sole fundraiser for the non-profit Team Focus. It will begin with a silent auction at 5:45 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $100. A table for ten is $1,000. Sponsorships are available starting at $6,000.

To purchase tickets, and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities at the event, contact the Team Focus office at 251.635.1515 or visit


Named Mobilian of the Year in 2010, Mike Gottfried drew from his own life experiences when he and his wife, Mickey, founded the faith-based Team Focus in 2000. He has over 13 years of experience as a college football head coach and has also served as a college football analyst for ESPN.

Team Focus is rooted in utilizing leadership skills, Christian values, guidance and continual relationships to reach young men aged 10-18 that lack a father figure in their lives. This community-centered program focuses on positive influences and role models – including high-profile, nationally-recognized collegiate and professional athletes and coaches - to reach these young men through individual mentoring, tutoring, monthly social activities, leadership camps and scholarship opportunities. Headquartered in Mobile, Ala., Team Focus has six chapter locations across the United States. Since its inception, the organization has impacted the lives of more than 4,000 young men throughout the U.S. For more information, call 251.635.1515.


A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program. After the victory over Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul “Bear” Bryant as the only two coaches to win six national titles in the poll era of college football.

In his 12 seasons in Tuscaloosa, Saban’s uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted five national championships since 2009. A six-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator. Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career. Saban’s consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory.

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