Cowboys unveil Ford F-150 edition, honor Happy Hills Farm founder


Today at AT&T Stadium, Ford Motor Company and the Dallas Cowboys introduced the 2016 Dallas Cowboys Edition F-150 at the annual Flowserve Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon. Ford Motor Company and the Texas Ford Dealers have been the Official Vehicles of the Dallas Cowboys for over two decades and the partnership continues to grow with the recent opening of the Ford Center at The Star. To celebrate the Dallas Cowboys historic move to the Ford Center, Ford and the Dallas Cowboys are bringing together two iconic brands — America’s best-selling truck for the past 39 years and the iconic Star of the Dallas Cowboys.

The 2016 Dallas Cowboys Edition Ford F-150 was designed with the ultimate Cowboys fan in mind providing them the opportunity to show their passion for America’s Team day-after-day and mile-after-mile. Only 400 Cowboys Edition F-150s will be produced in the 2016 model year and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these trucks will be used to support Happy Hill Farm. Based in Granbury, Happy Hill Farm is a broadly diverse college preparatory boarding school where bright and talented children, regardless of their financial situation, are educated, trained, and mentored to become future leaders with character and integrity.

In addition to the F- 150 XLT Standard Features, the Cowboys Edition unique content will include:

• Exclusive Cowboys Edition Star badging on front doors and rear tailgate Blue-White-Blue rocker panel striping which pays tribute to the Cowboys over- the-top helmet stripe

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• Chrome grill and running boards

• 20-inch chrome wheels with unique Cowboys Star centercaps

• Molded heavy-duty cargo bed mat with the iconic Cowboys Starlogo

• Chrome front-door laser-etched foot plates featuring the legendary“Cowboys” wordmark

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Cowboys Edition logo stitched front and rear floormats

“1 of 400” Cowboys Edition interior badge personally autographed by JerryJones

“Everyone in the Dallas Cowboys organization is excited about the new Dallas Cowboys Edition F-150,” said Jerry Jones, owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. “The Ford F-150 and the Dallas Cowboys are known world-wide for their rich heritages and long winning traditions. Our Cowboys fans are among the most passionate in all of sports. We are proud to partner with Ford and the Texas Ford Dealers to bring this Cowboys Edition F-150 to our incredible fans. I think you will agree it is the ultimate truck for the ultimate Cowboys fan.”

The NFL Alumni Association, Dallas Chapter, hosted their annual Flowserve Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon Aug. 31 on the field at AT&T Stadium. All proceeds go to the Dallas Cowboys Courage House.

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Happy Hill Farm NCTA strives to equip highly motivated and deserving students with the knowledge and skills necessary for life-long success. The Academy, which is a boarding, day, and international private school, offers students more than just a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum, but fosters the development of overall well rounded individuals. With a large part of the boarding students on scholarship, donations from the private sector are more important than ever. Every gift holds opportunity to allow students to learn, commit, grow and succeed in future endeavors.

The Dallas Cowboys Courage House is one of the residence on The Farm and is part of a national network of homes associated with The NFL. Each year, the Ed Block Courage Award honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage and to those who serve as a community role model. The players voted their teammate Sean Lee to be the Courage Award recipient this year.

Jones and the Dallas Cowboys honored Shipman, founder of Happy Hill Farm, at the luncheon this year. Shipman passed away on Monday, August 22 at the age of 83. Over the past 42 years, he has provided education and training for thousands of deserving children to produce men and women with compassion and character. The Dallas Cowboys organization and players have supported Happy Hill for over 35 years.

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