Sabans host annual Nick's Kids luncheon

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Nick and Terry Saban present a “Bigger Than The Game” award at the annual Nick’s Kids luncheon. CW | Elliott Propes

Elliott Propes

Bryant-Denny Stadium was full of kids Wednesday, but they were not there for a ballgame. Alabama coach Nick and his wife Terry Saban hosted their annual Nick’s Kids Foundation Giveaway Luncheon, where their charity gives money each year to support organizations that work for the betterment of children and families in Alabama.

“Every year I come here, maybe something at is bothering me, maybe who’s going to start at quarterback or right guard, but I come here and none of that stuff really matters,” Nick Saban said. “With all the political unrest and criticism… I don’t think we can let any of that stuff get in our way of things we really can do to help other people, and how important our relationships are.”

Nick’s Kids has raised around $5.5 million over the years to help support these children and families including $650,000 since January 2016.

“Sometimes it means a lot to me when somebody from back home in West Virginia says, ‘Your dad would be really proud with the way your team played.’ But I never know for sure about that, but I am sure of this for what he stood for,” Nick Saban said “I know he would be really proud of what we are doing here today.”

The Sabans decided to give an award out this year at the luncheon called “Bigger Than the Game.” They gave the award to Fuller Goldsmith.

“His special hero and friend is C.J. Mosley told him his motto is ‘fight through the pain,’ and that that is his own personal motto,” Terry Saban said.

The pain he fought through involved battling Leukemia three times since the age of three.

“He is one of the most popular guys on our team and he is a part of our team,” Nick Saban said.