History - Meeting Places

Meeting Places have varied over the years. The Quarterback Club has utilized many facilities, including the old Jefferson Davis Hotel, Bonnie Crest Country Club, Rolling Hills Country Club, The old Standard Club, Ramada Inn, Gunter’s Officers Club, Madison Hotel, the RSA Activities Center, The Montgomery Country Club, The Governor’s House Hotel, The Capital City Club, and currently downtown at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

As a part of past social agendas, the Montgomery Quarterback Club and the Birmingham Touchdown Club engaged in an annual flag football game at Cramton Bowl and Legion Field on an alternating basis. Current member and former Head Coach Chester Carr remembers one game at Legion Field when “team doctor” George Bradford broke a leg, interfering with his medical duties for awhile. Another well-known former Club member, Richard Payne, found himself blocking for Alex Bowden against pro players who were part of the old disbanded Birmingham Vulcan’s football club. When competition with the Birmingham club wore thin, the Montgomery Club scheduled the local police department for some additional years.

Meeting agendas have been flexible through the years, but the fellowship food and speakers have been standard from the beginning. The pick’em and win games and door prizes have been added in recent years. There is also a “spouses” night and other special occasions.

The Montgomery Quarterback Club keeps youth in the forefront of it’s’ programs. The Players of the Week are chosen from the tri-county area public and private high schools and recognized with their coach representatives and parents each week. Awards are given for their accomplishments on the gridiron. These awards culminate at the end of the season in two recipients being named “Players of the Year” A college “Player of the Year is also recognized by the organization. The George Bradford Award is presented annually to the hardest working Quarterback Club Board Member.