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Outback Bowl Director of Sales Retires After 27 Years

February 20, 2019

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowl officials announced today that long-time Director of Sales, Jerry Kulig, will retire next month. Kulig has been on staff with the bowl for almost twenty-seven years as Director of Sales. His responsibilities included corporate accounts, business partnerships, community relations and selected key events for the bowl.

"It has been my pleasure and honor to have served almost twenty-seven years as Director of Sales of one of Tampa Bay's Treasures, the Outback Bowl," stated Kulig. "I appreciate the years of working with our CEO Jim McVay, the board and committees and many volunteers who have helped make the bowl so important and special to our community and the college football world. Special thanks to my teammates, Linda Karpovich, Mike Schulze and Becky Weightman who have worked together to make the bowl one of the best places to work."

"Jerry has been an exceptional staff member for the Outback Bowl," commented Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay. "The twenty-seven years that he spent with us enabled our organization to become very successful for the benefit of the universities, the Tampa Bay community and charitable organizations. We thank Jerry for his service and wish him luck with his retirement. He will be missed"

Outback Bowl Facts:

The Outback Bowl payout for this year's bowl game was $6,400,000 for the participating universities and $500,000 to bay area charities for a combined $6,900,000. The total amount paid to the universities over the bowls history is in excess of $148,000,000. The Charitable Giving Initiative over the last few years is in excess of $1,000,000 to bay area charitable organizations. The Outback Bowl, often referred as a "Tampa Bay Treasure", has created an economic impact for the region of over $1,000,000,000 over its history.