Little Gator Bowl will be held Sunday November 1st at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Each year the excitement surrounding the Little Gator Bowl has increased, and Konica Minolta looks forward to participating in one of the more historic sporting events in Northeast Florida
Jacksonville, Fla. and Ramsey, N.J. - October 29, 2009 - The Gator Bowl Association will host the 2009 Little Gator Bowl Pop Warner City Championships, presented by SunTrust Bank, this Sunday, November 1st, at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Four games will be played to decide the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Division One winners for the Junior Peewee, Peewee, Junior Midget and Midget leagues.
Admission is free. Fans should enter through the West Touchdown Club and park in lots J, M and N. Stadium concessions will be available.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), title sponsor of the New Year's Day Gator Bowl Classic, will present each participant of the Little Gator Bowl with a complimentary ticket to the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl with purchase of an adult ticket. They will also be conducting a special raffle for a family four-pack of tickets to the Gator Bowl Classic during each game as they continue to show their corporate support of families in Northeast Florida.
"Each year the excitement surrounding the Little Gator Bowl has increased, and we look forward to participating in one of the more historic sporting events in Northeast Florida. The names of past players in the Little Gator Bowl reads like a who's who of influential leaders in Florida - including our friend Rick Catlett, President of the Gator Bowl Association," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "During each game, we will award one lucky winner with a Gator Bowl Score 4 Pack of tickets to the 2010 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. We encourage all local residents to join us for a day of football the whole family can enjoy."
Little Gator Bowl game schedule on Sunday, November 1st is as follows (all times Eastern):
9:00 a.m. - Junior PeeWees (ages 8-10) Mandarin Tigers vs. Sweetwater Ravens
11:00 a.m. - PeeWees (ages 9-11) Grand Park Trojans vs. Sweetwater Trojans
1:00 p.m. - Junior Midgets (ages 10-12) Grand Park Jaguars vs Forestview Tigers
3:00 p.m. - Midgets (ages 11-14) Grand Park Panthers vs Westside Wildcats
The City Champions will play the Division One winners from Mid-Florida on November 14th. Winners from that game advance to the Regional Championships in Orlando Thanksgiving weekend, with the chance to win their way to the Pop Warner National Championship game.
The Little Gator Bowl, first established in 1965, and was played in the Gator Bowl Stadium until November 13, 1993. From 1994 until 2005, the Pop Warner City Championships were played at Mandarin High School, Forest High School and First Coast High School. Currently, 21 Associations operate under the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner umbrella with over 5000 boys and girls participating.
The Gator Bowl Association and the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference have enjoyed a partnership for the last six years through the Gator Bowl's PATCH program. "THE PATCH", the official jersey patch of the Gator Bowl team participants, is also worn by all Pop Warner football and cheerleading participants. A college scholarship has also been established through the Gator Bowl's PATCH program benefiting the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference.
For additional information on the Gator Bowl Association and the PATCH, visit www.gatorbowl.com. For additional information on the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference, please visit www.popwarnerjacksonville.com.
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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.
About The Gator Bowl Association
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. For more information on the Association, please visit www.gatorbowl.com.
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