Amway Offers College Football Fans An Opportunity To Meet Coaches And Star In Second Annual AFCA Awards In Charlotte, NC On January 9th


ADA, Mich., Nov. 28, 2017 — Amway and The American Football Coaches Association® (AFCA®) will give college football fans the opportunity to gain exclusive access to the second annual televised American Football Coaches Awards and meet several of the nation's top coaches on January 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The American Football Coaches Awards “Cameo with the Coaches” Sweepstakes presented by Amway, gives fans a once-in-a-life experience to attend the show, a celebration of the 2017-2018 football season that presents several prestigious awards, including the AFCA FBS National Coach of the Year. The one and a half-hour live show will air on USA TODAY Sports Facebook page at 8 p.m. EST from the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center.  The green carpet pre-show event will take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

“This awards ceremony has always been a private event with just the coaches, their families and peers, but for the second year in a row, we thought we should celebrate their successes with the fans too,” said AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry. “Sharing this special ceremony on television will offer a unique experience and allow fans at home the opportunity to see and hear from our coaches in a setting completely different from the sidelines.”

The grand prize for one lucky fan and a guest is a trip to Charlotte, NC, including airfare, accommodations and VIP credentials to the awards show, as well as participation in event festivities, such as walking on the football-themed green carpet and starring in a cameo with the coaches during the show's live broadcast.

“This is a great year to showcase our association with the AFCA and highlight so many inspired coaching performances this season,” said Jim Ayres, Managing Director of Amway North America.  “We thought it would be fun to have a fan walk inside the ropes of the green carpet and then star in their own cameo with the coaches during the show.”

Fans have several ways to enter the sweepstakes each day beginning Monday, November 27 through Thursday, December 28 on mobile, tablet or desktop devices. Methods include:

  • Website: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit (the “Website”). Follow the on-screen directions to complete and submit the online entry form during the Sweepstakes Period to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. 
  • Access the Sponsor's Facebook Page from the Website: Click the link to visit the Sponsor's Facebook Page (  from the Website thank you page (also the “Website”) to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
  • Limit two (2) entries per person/email address per day.
  • Referral Entries: After entering, you will be given the opportunity to receive one (1) additional entry by providing a valid email address for up to one (1) person you know who might like to receive an email about this Sweepstakes (each a “Referral Entry”; also an “entry”). A valid email address is an active email address associated with a real person other than youYou may only refer a particular friend one (1) time throughout the Sweepstakes Period, and you may only refer people you know personally. Limit one (1) Referral Entry per person/email address per day.

The American Football Coaches Awards will also feature the 31st anniversary presentation of the AFCA Coaches' Trophy, which will be presented to the No. 1 team, and national champion, in the Amway Coaches Poll. The iconic Waterford® Crystal football, affectionately known as the “Crystal Ball”, has been awarded to the national champion since its inception in 1986 and has been made available to all Coaches Poll winners since 1950.

In addition to presenting the AFCA Coaches' Trophy and FBS Coach of the Year, the show will feature other prominent and prestigious awards including the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, FBS Regional Coaches of the Year, FCS National Coach of the Year and USA TODAY Sports' Play Call of the Year.

More details about the American Football Coaches Awards are forthcoming. Until then, please visit or and visit for a full list of sweepstakes rules.

About Amway

Amway is an $8.8 billion direct-selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, eSpring™ water treatment systems and XS™ energy drinks – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2016 made Amway the No. 1 direct-selling business in the world, according to the 2017 Direct Selling News Global 100. The company's annual sales figure includes revenue from direct-selling operations and other business holdings.  For company news, visit

About the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)

The AFCA was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to “maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession” and to “provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football.”

About the USA TODAY Sports Media Group

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett's more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images; leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports; the social news hub For The Win, and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties such as and mixed martial arts site, among others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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