Park of the Week
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (Orange Bowl YFA) presented by Sports Authority kicked off its 14th season in 2012. The Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders across nine leagues from north of Lake Okeechobee to Key West.
The Park of the Week program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall. At the weekly caravan style celebration, Orange Bowl staff members present each park with a commemorative plaque and financial contributions for park improvements and also distribute promotional items and discounts from official Orange Bowl YFA sponsors.
Since its inception in 1999, the Orange Bowl has invested approximately $5 million and countless volunteer hours in youth sports across South Florida. In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series and the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
The Orange Bowl YFA is presented by Sports Authority, with additional sponsors American Airlines, Doctors Hospital, Florida Blue, FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, Hampton Farms, MetroPCS, Nike, Sun Life Stadium & The Miami Dolphins, The Miami Herald, Toyota, Sparkling ICE and Wells Fargo.