Move includes new partnership with Crowne Plaza
Addison, June 12, 2017 – Today, the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium (CGS) announced a partnership with the Town of Addison, TX to host its fourth annual event January 6-10 2018, and that Greenhill School will be the host field for the CGS event.Said CGS Co-Founder & Director of Operations Craig Redd, “The move was necessary to accommodate the growth we’ve seen as an organization over the past three years. Texas has been our home from the beginning, and, while we appreciate the hospitality of our previous two hosts, we simply outgrew them. Addison gives us the geographic convenience we’ve always had with the amenities to best service our players, partners and organization both on and off the field.”
In addition to on-field drills and a controlled scrimmage, a large part of CGS focuses on overall player development. With the move to the new location, player housing and educational components will be centered at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison. Said Redd, “The size, space and amenities at the Crowne Plaza will be a major upgrade from previous years, and allow for our players and sponsors alike to take full advantage of our event’s offerings throughout the week.”
CGS is a college post-season showcase for NFL Draft-eligible players across all college football divisions. CGS selects via a panel of football experts. Players come in for 5 days and 4 nights to be evaluated by professional football league scouts. The players receive professional coaching, mentoring, life coaching and seminars that will benefit them as they move forward in their professional lives in or out of football.
Since 2015, 273 CGS participants have had an opportunity to extend their careers through the NFL draft, free agency, rookies camp invitations and tryouts, with several others being drafted or signed to play in the CFL.
For more information about the College Gridiron Showcase, please visit cgsallstar.com.
ABOUT ADDISON, TX
Addison, Texas offers the energy, vibrancy, restaurants and businesses of a big city, in a compact 4.4-square mile urban enclave that is friendly and accessible. Home to 180+ restaurants, 23 hotels, upscale living, world-class special events and more than 10 million square feet of office space, Addison is where It All Comes Together. To learn more about all Addison has to offer, visit Addison at http://www.addisontexas.net.
ABOUT GREENHILL SCHOOL
Founded in 1950, Greenhill School is one of the premier, independent, coeducational schools in the nation, preparing students for success in college and beyond. With 1,290 students, the School offers excellence in education for children in PreK through 12th grade. Greenhill’s history is defined by innovation and achievement in a balanced program of academics, arts, and athletics which prepares students to thrive in an ever-changing world. The School’s culture reflects a value of and a commitment to diversity and individuality. An inclusive environment that celebrates and supports all voices, Greenhill is a community committed to the core principles of honor, respect, and compassion. Greenhill School’s challenging academic program incorporates experienced-based learning and uses leading teaching practices, inspiring students while ensuring a strong foundation. For more information, visit www.greenhill.org.
ABOUT CROWNE PLAZA
Crowne Plaza is a full-service hotel brand focused on business travelers as well as meetings and conventions.
Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, the Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison features modern and spacious rooms with high-quality amenities, evoking the perfect balance for both work and relaxation. The hotel allows guests a range of experiences – from our three meal restaurant McArthur’s, to enjoying the Atrium Lounge, and outdoor swimming pool, and keeping up with a workout regimen at our two on-site fitness centers.
The Crown Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison also features a 24-hour on-site business center, 32,000 square feet of flexible event space and provides the latest technological equipment to ensure a successful meeting. Complimentary outdoor parking is also available to hotel guests and there is a complimentary shuttle within a three-mile radius.