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Orange Bowl Park of the Week Visits Five Parks in Miami-Dade County

 

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Now in its 17th season, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (YFA) presented by Sports Authority visited five sites in Miami-Dade County on Saturday, August 22, to kick off the 2015 Park of the Week Program. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall to show its continued support of the community.

The day began with a trip to the Kendall Boys and Girls Club for Miami-Dade Xtreme Youth Football League action featuring the Kendall Boys and Girls Club Kolts. Continuing the Miami-Dade circuit, the next two visits highlighted the South Miami Grey Ghosts at Palmer Park and the Suniland Sun Devils at Suniland Park.

The program then traveled to South Ridge Park Stadium, home of the South Kendall Seahawks. The Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority concluded Saturday’s festivities with a fifth and final stop at McMillan Park, home of the West Kendall Dolphins. All five teams honored this week are members of the Miami-Dade Xtreme Youth Football League.

“It’s fantastic for the Orange Bowl Committee to get out there and have a presence to show our community involvement,” said Orange Bowl Committee Member Wm. Andrew “Andy” Haggard. “But what’s even more important is the effect on the kids and their parents. It’s just great to see their faces light up when they see the orange jackets because they know what the Orange Bowl stands for and they’re just so appreciative of everything we do for them.”           

At each stop during the program, OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot, was joined by Orange Bowl members, ambassadors and staff in distributing promotional items and discounts from Orange Bowl YFA sponsors and presenting each park with a commemorative plaque.

This year’s Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, which is presented by Sports Authority and supported by associate sponsors American Airlines, Clutch Insurance, Comcast, Florida Prepaid College Board, Frito-Lay, Hampton Farms, Marathon Petroleum Company, MetroPCS, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Nike, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, The Miami Herald, Toyota, and Wells Fargo, continues to positively impact the South Florida community.

IMG_5327For more than 82 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development, while supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the Orange Bowl’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.

For more information about the Orange Bowl Committee and the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority please visit www.orangebowl.org. 

This week, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority will move to Broward County to bestow Park of the Week honors on five Florida Youth Football League parks. The schedule for Saturday, August 29, 2015, is as follows:

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9:00 a.m. Miramar Athletic Park East Miramar Dolphins Florida Youth Football League
10:30 a.m. Mills Pond Park Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes Florida Youth Football League
1:00 p.m. Holiday Park Ft. Lauderdale Falcons Florida Youth Football League
2:30 p.m. Coral Springs High School NW Broward Raiders Florida Youth Football League
3:45 p.m. Westside Park Deerfield Packers-Rattlers Florida Youth Football League

 

 

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