Orange Bowl Park of the Week Honors Two Parks in Palm Beach and Martin Counties
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (YFA) presented by Sports Authority visited two parks in Palm Beach and Martin Counties on Saturday, October 17. Park of the Week, now in its 17th year, recognizes select youth football parks throughout South Florida each Saturday during the fall to show its continued support of the community.
The team began the day at Big Mound Park, visiting the Indiantown Thunderbirds. Obie and crew then traveled to Glades Central High School to watch three more teams in action, including the Pahokee Baby Blue Devils, Muck City Browns and the Ft. Pierce Ravens. All four teams are members of the Glades Tri-City Youth Athletic League.
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.
The Orange Bowl continues to positively impact the community with programs such as the Orange Bowl YFA and the Orange Bowl “Drive for Excellence” Girls’ Golf program, which launched Thursday, September 17, in conjunction with the First Tee of Miami. This is the Orange Bowl’s first girls sports initiative, designed to empower young South Florida women through golf to develop academic, life and athletic skills, resulting in opportunities for collegiate golf scholarships.
The Orange Bowl YFA, which is presented by Sports Authority, is also 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.
For 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 YFA presented by Sports Authority, please visit www.orangebowl.org.
This week, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority will double its efforts as it looks to recognize five recreational youth football leagues across South Florida. One team will travel to Key West to recognize the Key West Junior Football League. The second team will head up to Palm Beach County to honor four leagues ranging from West Boca to Wellington. Players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents are encouraged to sport pink to all Orange Bowl YFA games as October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The schedule for Saturday, October 24, 2015, is as follows:
12:00 p.m. - George Mira Football Field (Key West Junior Football League)
9:30 a.m. - Veteran's Memorial Park (West Boca Tackle Football League)
11:05 a.m. - Wellington Parks & Recreation (Western Football Communities League)
12:30 p.m. - Lake Lytal Park (Palm Beach County Youth Football League)
2:20 p.m. - Buttonwood Park (West Boynton Youth Football League)
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