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Outback Bowl Teams, Fans to "Hit the Beach"December 04, 2000
Clearwater Beach, FL -- Hold on to your beach umbrella. The Outback Bowl teams arrive in the Tampa Bay area this weekend and one of their favorite events during their week stay is "Outback Bowl Beach Day" on Saturday, December 30 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort.
Thousands of fans and locals are expected to turnout at Clearwater Beach for the annual event, part of the Outback Bowl week of festivities which culminates with the big football game on New Year's Day.
Fans will get to meet players and coaches from both teams. They'll also get to see the marching bands and cheerleaders from both schools perform right on the beach. Skydivers, volleyball, a tug-of-war and even an key lime pie-eating contest are scheduled as well.
The event is sponsored by the St Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Hilton and 93.3 FLZ FM. The event typically attracts plenty of visiting media, providing free exposure for the area to the school markets and even nationally.
The event begins at 11 A.M. and lasts until about 4 P.M. Parking is somewhat limited so fans are encouraged to arrive early.