Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Unveils 2008 Game Mark
The Gator Bowl Association and Konica Minolta representatives met Thursday, Novemer 1, 2007 to unveil the official mark for the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.
Jacksonville, Fla. and Ramsey, N.J. – November 2, 2007 – Kelly Madden, North Florida Region President of Wachovia Bank and this year’s Chairman of the Gator Bowl Association, kicked off the Gator Bowl Committee meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2007 by welcoming Konica Minolta representatives on their first official visit as the new title sponsor of the Gator Bowl Classic. Symbolizing this partnership, Chairman Madden was joined by Kevin Kern, Vice President, Product Planning and Marketing, and Chris McMillan, Vice President, Dealer Sales – South, both from Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta), to unveil the official mark for the 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.
The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl game mark was designed by Kurtis Loftus, President and Creative Director of The Kurtis Group, a Jacksonville Beach-based advertising and public relations agency. The Kurtis Group is the agency of record for the Gator Bowl Association, The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Game and the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game. This is the seventh Gator Bowl poster Mr. Loftus has designed.
“Konica Minolta has provided an exceptional level of input and support throughout the identity development process,” explains Loftus. He adds, “Working on the new game logo and sharing ideas on the final game mark was a rewarding process. Our painting depicts the games Tiffany trophy reflecting various colors amid large tropical palm fronds. We feel the simplicity and elegance of the mark for this year’s game makes a strong statement.”
The 63rd Annual Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will be played January 1, 2008 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports. The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will pit a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a team from the Big 12 Conference, the Big East Conference or the University of Notre Dame. Tickets for the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl are $50.00. For tickets and information, call 904-353-3309 or visit www.gatorbowl.com.
The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl is an official game of the Gator Bowl Association, a 501(c) 3 not-for profit organization whose mission is to provide Northeast Florida with the very best in college athletics and related activities in order to maximize positive impact on the area’s economy, national image and community pride. Its primary charitable activities are focused on education and youth in the North Florida area.
About The Gator Bowl Classic
The Gator Bowl Classic, the 6th oldest Bowl in the country, was first played on January 1, 1946 pitting South Carolina against Wake Forest. For over 60 years, the Gator Bowl has showcased 4 Heisman Trophy winners and more than 180 first team All-Americans. A few of the great legends who are part of the Gator Bowl mystique include coaches and players like Dan Marino, Archie Manning (and son, Peyton), Paul “Bear” Bryant, “Papa” Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden.
The Gator Bowl Association is a 501(c) 3 not-for profit organization whose mission is to provide Northeast Florida with the very best in college athletics and related activities in order to maximize positive impact on the area’s economy, national image and community pride. Its primary charitable activities are focused on education and youth in the North Florida area.
The 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl marks the 63rd game for the Gator Bowl Classic. The matchup will showcase a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference to play against a team from the Big 12 Conference, the Big East Conference or Notre Dame.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub™ multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO™ production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro™ monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, faxes, and scanning systems for specialized applications.
Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.
To obtain the official Konica Minolta Gator Bowl game mark and/or logo, please visit
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Gator Bowl Association
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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