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Team Focus Honor Coach Nick Saban for Six National Titles and Eleven Years of Support for Annual “A Night Honoring Nick Saban” Fundraiser

March 20, 2018

Mobile, Ala. (March 14, 2018) – With the year 2007 marking its “first,” Mobile-based Team Focus is pleased to celebrate eleven years of hosting its annual fundraiser event, “A Night Honoring Nick Saban” on TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018. The evening will include a silent auction featuring numerous signed sports memorabilia. Team Focus founder Mike Gottfried will speak and introduce keynote speaker, Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban.

Special guest, Lee Corso will also participate in this special event. Corso is an American sports broadcaster, ESPN football analyst and former coach. He has been a featured analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay program since its inception in 1987. Corso also served in the role of head football coach at the university-level from 1969 to 1984 compiling a career college football coaching record of 73-85-6. He was also head coach for the Orlando Renegades, U.S. Football League in 1985, tallying a mark of 5-13.

Mike Gottfried

“The focus of this banquet will be honoring Coach Nick Saban and his 6th National Title. He is truly a remarkable coach and man, and we are very grateful for the years of support he has given Team Focus,” says Mike Gottfried.

This special event is the sole fundraiser for the non-profit Team Focus and takes place at the Mobile Convention Center. 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 $950. Sponsorships are available starting at $6,000; included are:

  • Table for Ten
  • Meet & Greet/pictures with Coach Saban (10)
  • Meet & Greet/Pictures with Lee Corso (10)
  • Autographed Saban Item (1)
  • Autographed Lee Corso Item (1)
  • Program Ad
  • Event Signage

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

Fundraiser Dinner
Fundraiser Dinner - Speakers
Fundraiser Dinner - Coach Saban
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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 or visit

Coach Nick Saban

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 11 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.