The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (Orange Bowl YFA) presented by MetroPCS is kicking off its 18th season in 2016. The Orange Bowl YFA presented by MetroPCS serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders across 10 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 $6 million and countless volunteer hours in youth sports across South Florida. In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA presented by MetroPCS, 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.