Nick Saban reveals how Miss Terry tweaked the plans for the latest Habitat house
Tradition is important at the University of Alabama, and the school has 18 championship trophies to prove it.
The city of Tuscaloosa also has 18 trophies of a different kind — 18 houses built in the Tuscaloosa community after each national championship. The houses have been built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity in a project linked to the Nick’s Kids Foundation, a charity of Nick and Terry Saban.
This past season, Alabama fell short of a 19th national championship, but that didn’t keep the Sabans from continuing their tradition of building a house to benefit a family in need.
Dubbed 18.5 by Terry Saban, the new house for a Tuscaloosa family in need will honor Alabama’s SEC championship game win over eventual national champion Georgia.
Although the team lost, a family in the city of Tuscaloosa will most definitely win. The 19th house is scheduled to be built, despite the loss. “Miss Terry kinda changed the rules on me,” Saban said on Wednesday, per AL.com, as he kicked off a Nick’s Kids Foundation luncheon event at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Since its inception in 2007, Nick’s Kids Foundation has donated more than $10 million to the local community, including the 18 homes and a $1 million dollar donation for The Saban Center, a learning museum scheduled to be built in Tuscaloosa with a completion date of 2025.
The Sabans also donated $200,000 to assist with the build of an all-inclusive playground that could accommodate children with disabilities.