Orange Bowl Park of the Week Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Four Parks in Broward & Miami-Dade Counties



Now in its 18th season, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (YFA) presented by MetroPCS visited parks in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties on Saturday, Oct. 1. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall to show its continued support of the community. Last weekend marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents from all four parks participated, sporting anything from pink socks and arm bands, to shirts and hats.

The day began with a trip to Deerfield Beach for Florida Youth Football League (FYFL) action featuring the Deerfield Packer-Rattlers at Zion Luther Park. Continuing the Broward County circuit, the next two visits highlighted the Ft. Lauderdale Falcons at Holiday Park and Washington Park Buccaneers at Washington Park Community Center. Saturday’s festivities concluded with honoring the Miami Gardens Chiefs at Betty T. Ferguson Rec. Complex. All four teams honored this week represent the Florida Youth Football League.

“It is great to be here on behalf of the Orange Bowl,” said Orange Bowl Committee member Michele L. Stocker. “The kids are out here having a great time. Being supportive of our community is what Orange Bowl is all about.”

At each stop during the program, OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot, was joined by Orange Bowl Committee 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 MetroPCS and supported by associate sponsors American Airlines, Clutch Insurance, Comcast, Dave & Buster’s, Florida Prepaid College Board, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Nike, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Powerade, Toyota, and Wells Fargo, continues to positively impact the South Florida community.

Youth sports is one of the four pillars of Orange Bowl Community Outreach, which also includes fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. For more than 80 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, promoting championship sporting events, related premier entertainment and other year-round activities to inspire youth, engage our community and enhance the South Florida economy.

For more information about the Orange Bowl Committee and the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by MetroPCS please visit

This weekend, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by MetroPCS will honor four parks and teams of the National Youth Football League (NYFL), weather permitting.


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