Dallas Cowboy QB and former Texas A&M Aggie, Stephen McGee, along with University of Texas WR and former Brownwood Lion, Jaxon Shipley, will be the featured speakers at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Abilene Youth Sports Authority Awards Banquet on May 26 at the Teague Center on the Abilene Christian University campus.
The banquet will begin a 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Awards Banquet are available to the public - adults $40 and students $15 - and can be purchased by contacting the AYSA office at 325-692-2972.
Table sponsorships are also available by contacting either the AYSA Office or FCA Office at 325-795-0020. Various levels of sponsorship are available for the tables of 10.
McGee, who was the Cowboys pick in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, got the first win of his career in come-from-behind fashion against the Philadelphia Eagles in his first professional start. While at A&M, McGee passed from almost 5,500 yards and rushed for 1,750 more. He won FCA's prestigious Bobby Bowden Athlete of the Year Award.
Shipley started five games for the Longhorns as a true freshman. The Brownwood native caught 44 passes, 3 for touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 11 times and completed 4 passes. He was the Longhorn Offensive Player of the Week by hauling in 6 passes for 149 yards against Iowa State.
Stephen played high school football for Jaxon's dad Bob at Burnet HS and is close friends with Jaxon's older brother Jordan.
Information about the Big Country Chapter of the FCA can also be found at www.bigcountryfca.org. Information about the Abilene Youth Sports Authority can be found at www.abileneysa.org.