Orange Bowl Park of the Week Visits Five Parks in Miami-Dade County - Week 2


DSCF1583Now in its 17th season, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (YFA) presented by Sports Authority visited five sites in Miami-Dade County on Saturday, September 12. 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 Doral Meadows Park for Miami-Dade Xtreme Youth Football League (MDXYFL) action featuring the Doral Broncos. The program continued with two more MDXYFL teams, the Hialeah Cougars and the Shore Spartans. The day concluded with two Florida Youth Football League (FYFL) teams. First, the program traveled to North Miami Sr. High School, home of the Oak Grove Raiders, followed by a trip to Carol City Park, home of the Miami Gardens Ravens. 

DSCF1614At 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 will launch 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 official “Tee Off” will take place Thursday at Melreese Golf Course in Miami at 4 p.m.

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 

This week, the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority will expand to Broward County as well to bestow Park of the Week honors on five more parks. The schedule for Saturday, September 19, 2015, is as follows:

Arrival Park Team League
9:00 a.m. Miramar Regional Park West Miramar Patriots Miami-Dade Xtreme YFL
10:30 a.m. Miramar Athletic Park East Miramar Dolphins Florida Youth Football League
11:45 a.m. Ives Estates Park Ives Estates Miami Thunder Miami-Dade Xtreme YFL
2:00 p.m. Washington Park Community Center Washington Park Buccaneers Florida Youth Football League
3:15 p.m. Boggs Field Hollywood PAL Eagles Miami-Dade Xtreme YFL



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