Like most successful ventures, or a fan club many start-up in a garage. Or in this Cowboys fan club case a backyard
Will Kevin Harris and his Star Status Cowboys Connection fan club be the next big thing in the Dallas Cowboys fan base?
Take Amazon for example. In 1994 Jeff Bezos laid the foundations for what would be the online retail giant Amazon in his garage. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow garage entrepreneurs HP. With a strong foundation, the company grew very quickly. Before long it was in need of a much bigger space to operate.
Kevin Harris essentially birthed his vision along with 5 others in his backyard. To essentially take their love of the Dallas Cowboys into local bars. To watch the Cowboys with other football fans on game days.
This was just the beginning however of the start of something very special.
During their first bar experience, Kevin witnessed a group of Raiders fans. From there, he along with his mastermind agreed to create their very own Dallas Cowboys fan club named Star Status Cowboys Connection. What began as he and 5 others only, has now swelled into over 150 dedicated members from 3 states and growing.
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Uniting Stars across the nation with their #keepitfootball club motto
With the majority of his members residing in the Los Angeles area, geographical loyalty does not interfere with his club.
By keeping members focus on the club, and football this genuine opportunity bridges the gap. Especially between Cowboys fans that normally may not associate with one another due to neighborhood affiliation. Example: Street Gangs.
“Know the part, act the part, be the part.” ~Kevin Harris
While on the phone with Kevin, he is very adamant about ensuring his members are treated to a unique high-quality club experience every time. During our call, he was in the middle of a club function. “No shenanigans” he states very clearly to some members getting rowdy.
He is about promoting a clean and drama-free experience for his, and other members of various clubs. During our phone conversation, you can hear the humble attitude he carries, and how he places it’s members as his priority #1.
Last year he recognized the highly visible and notable club and President Raymond Ortiz of Cowboys Life Family. This year they plan to recognize Eric Boyer of Northern New Jersey Dallas Cowboys Empire Family.
Expanding the club movement with the vision of being recognized by the Cowboys organization nationwide
Currently Star Status has opened up several chapters located in Las Vegas, Ohio, and the Inland Empire in addition to his founding chapter in LA. The unique aspect of this #keepitfootball movement is that it also includes other fan club members of other NFL teams.
In addition to his club’s dedication to the Cowboys, they also spend time together outside of game days by engaging in fellowship, and various functions. Ultimately becoming the glue in keeping the integrity of his club together.
During the Cowboys home opener this season against the NY Giants in Arlington, TX there are plans being made and executed to host their “3rd Annual Round-Up” of Cowboys Clubs around the globe.
A truly unique event that will unify several clubs. Recognize those who are behind the movement. Not to mention to open the season up for our Dallas Cowboys against a division rival on prime time television!
Kevin shared with me his goal of Start Status being recognized by the Dallas Cowboys. Essentially for the body of work, and dedication in the future. Upon hearing this I was totally inspired to continue following Kevin and his club’s journey.
Here he is recognizing 2 key individuals for their efforts to unify Cowboys fans at the home opener in 2018. Although this was written last year be sure to visit our posts regularly as they will be updated with relative information.
Also see: Dallas Cowboys Club Directory
This season will be here before you know it. As a Cowboy fan, this is a year round lifestyle. We here at OAT want to bring you the stories from our fan base nobody else will. Being a Dallas Cowboy fan has levels, and clearly, Kevin and his club have allowed us to witness a higher level of that loyalty and dedication to our beloved team.
Updated November 17, 2018, as SSCC released their 5th Year Anniversary Recap