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17th National Championship House News:
You don't normally see the wives of football coaches on the sidelines, but they're a powerful bunch of ladies...
Terry Saban and the wives of several other Alabama football coaches were in Alberta City Tuesday morning, landscaping the 17th house built by Habitat for Humanity with money donated by the Nick’s Kids Foundation.
Head coach Nick Saban is in the backyard — not afraid to get his boat shoes and slacks dirty — directing and helping some more of his players. Defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs digs with a shovel, creating holes for wooden stakes, while linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Christian Miller carry over materials with quarterback Jalen Hurts.
“This house represents, to me, a lot than that gold trophy does,” Terry Saban said. “It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work since last August to now. We are already in Winter condition for the next one, but to me, this is the gold trophy.”
Per tradition since 2011, when Alabama wins a national championship, the Nick’s Kids Foundation and the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity team up to build a house for a family in need. Every time they do so, they have to rename the project, now dubbed “17 for 17.”
Hurts first met Andrew not at the construction site Saturday but at the “A Night to Shine” prom event for special needs kids in February. So, being able to work on a shed and other aspects of the Smiths’ new home was a special treat for the Alabama quarterback.
The team worked in shifts today to help build this home. The official dedication will be May 3.
Nick Kid's and Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to build 17 homes since 2011, one for each of the Crimson Tide's 17 national championships. Crimson Tide players did a variety of jobs while on site today, including building a shed, painting, clearing brush and cutting panels for siding.
Alabama football's Jalen Hurts grins as he and his teammates work on a deck as Nick's Kids builds a 17th national championship Habitat House for Donna Smith and her family, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala
Raise the Roof News:
Walking down 27th Street, only a short drive from The University of Alabama’s campus, the house looked more like a temporary Halloween attraction than a suitable place to live. The roof of the building was covered with large patches made of black tarp. Half of the dimly-lit front porch had collapsed and the other half was covered in a roof that more closely resembled Swiss cheese than anything someone would feel comfortable standing under when it rains.
Crawfish and house-building are the perfect pair — at least according to the Beans and Brews Claws for a Cause crawfish boil and block party. The event, held as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, offered live music, art, plenty of food and, of course, tons of crawfish.
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Almost 20 CEOs and other leaders from sponsoring companies are scheduled to take part in the event, some of which are from Mercedes Benz U.S. International Inc., Publix, Wells Fargo, Phifer, Amason & Associates, McAbee Construction, MacLellan, McGiffert and Associates, BBVA Compass, Brose, Premier Service Company, Nucor Steel, PNC Bank, Jamison Money Farmer, Renasant Bank and Stillman College.
On Tuesday, Peterson joined 20 other business managers and executives from across the area to help build a home on Juanita Drive as part of the first “CEO Build” for Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa. The business executives spent one day working on the house.