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OUTBACK BOWL TEAMS UP WITH DEBARTOLO SPORTS TO HOST OUTBACK BOWL YOUTH CLINICSeptember 28, 2010
TAMPA, FL (Sept. 28, 2010) – The Outback Bowl announced today that it has partnered with DeBartolo Sports and Entertainment to launch the Outback Bowl Youth Football Clinic – Benefiting the DeBartolo Family Foundation. The half-day clinic will be held on Dec. 28 at the University of South Florida Soccer/Track & Field Stadium and is part of the Outback Bowl’s week-long schedule of events leading up to the Bowl game played on New Year’s Day at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
The Outback Bowl Youth Football Clinic will be an interactive, experienced based program providing kids between the ages of 7 and 14 the opportunity to learn football fundamentals and sportsmanship from current and former NFL stars supported by expert trainers. The activities are designed so that each student can participate regardless of current skill sets, position or playing experience.
“The Outback Bowl is proud to expand its relationship with DeBartolo to include not only our Team Luncheon, but also a new Bowl Week event – the Outback Bowl Youth Football Clinic,” noted Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay. “This clinic will be a great opportunity for young athletes to experience top-notch instruction. And the Outback Bowl appreciates the wonderful work of the DeBartolo Family Foundation.”
“The DeBartolo family has a long-standing relationship with the Outback Bowl and partnering together to offer young athletes an unforgettable educational experience is a natural extension to our partnership,” said Brian Kopp, President of DeBartolo Sports and Entertainment. “We are excited to bring our grass roots youth program to Tampa Bay and at the same time support the exceptional charitable organizations the DeBartolo Family Foundation helps fund.”
Created in 2001 by the members of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. family, the DeBartolo Family Foundation awards more than $300,000 annually to non-profit organizations and individuals in the Tampa Bay community.
A limited number of sponsorships are available for the youth clinic, and sponsors will have the opportunity to donate participant slots to a local youth organization of their choice. Tickets will be sold to the general public for $100 per person. For more information please visit www.debartolofootballacademy.com or call Chuck Saulino at 813-908-8400 for sponsorships.
The Outback Bowl celebrates its 25th Anniversary game this season and will be played on January 1 at 1:00 p.m. and be televised on ABC. The game matches teams from the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference. Membership priority seating is currently available through the Outback Bowl office at 813-874-BOWL. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster beginning October 1.