Across the United States, sporting events play a large a role in people's lives. Children grow up learning how to be compassionate and competitive, while also being team players. Through the support of their coaches, these athletes mature and become first-class players, with some winning championships at the youth, high school, college and even professional levels.
At the end of this month, fans of the University of Texas will say goodbye to Coach Mack Brown, after 16 seasons of training young men to compete in the Big 12 Conference. Brown announced he would step down from the program earlier this month.
"Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided. With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff, we did that," Brown said during a news conference. "We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone."
Season ticket holder Bill Reagan decided to display four billboard across the Austin metro area to thank Brown for his time as head coach, according to the Austin Statesman. Brown's accomplishments include two Big 12 Conference titles and a national championship in 2005.
"As a personal fan, I just think Mack Brown has done a terrific job for Texas," Reagan told the source. "He embodies all the qualities that we should strive for."
While banners are typically used for marketing purposes, there are instances where businesses and individuals have acted like Reagan to share a simple message like "thank you." When displayed in high-visible freeways and intersections, organizations have a great opportunity to effectively communicate with their targeted audience.