Courtesy of the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
SHREVEPORT, La. - AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl officials are thrilled to announce a FREE youth football clinic for area kids between the ages of 8 and 13 to be held on Thursday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at Independence Stadium.
The NCAA Football AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl event promotes the fundamentals of the game as well as sportsmanship. The clinic will be held in conjunction with the Independence Bowlâ€™s Hall of Honor event at East Ridge Country Club June 10-11.
Boys and girls, ages 8-13 are invited to participate in the FREE, non-contact clinic led by former student-athletes and area college coaches. Participants will learn about perseverance, determination and discipline, which are all necessary in achieving their potential in both life and sports.
Registrants will be able to participate in offensive, defensive, and special teams drills while being coached by current college coaches and former college players. Each participant will also receive a free t-shirt.
The three Hall of Honor inductees will all be participating in the clinic. They are former Oklahoma quarterback and current quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, former LSU running back Rondell Mealey, and former Mississippi State and Texas A&M head coach Jackie Sherrill.
Applications are available by calling 318-221-0712 or toll free 888-414-BOWL (2695), or by email at email@example.com.
The 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will kickoff on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at 4 p.m. Individual ticket prices in 2010 are $47 for sideline seats and $37 for south end zone seats. Military tickets can be purchased by military personnel, active or retired, in person at the Bowl Office for a special discounted price of $32 for south end zone and $42 for sideline bench seats. Those wishing to donate tickets to the military can do so at those same prices.
The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl has revised several of its ticket packages this year. The "Johnny's Catfish and Seafood Family FUN Pack" and the Touchdown Club offer fans a chance to save money for their group outing to the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.
The "Johnny's Catfish and Seafood Family Fun Pack" is a ticket package, which includes four south end zone tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, and a souvenir 35th Anniversary hat for $175. The ticket package also includes a "Johnny's Catfish Family Pack", which is a $20 value included in the price. This saves fans more than $40 off of the regular price.
The Touchdown Club is a ticket package specially designed for larger groups. This package includes 10 south end zone tickets, 10 hot dogs, 10 soft drinks, 10 souvenir game program vouchers which can be redeemed at the game, one sliver lot parking pass (while supplies last), and a souvenir 35th Anniversary hat all for $475. This package saves fans $60 with the parking pass. Hot dogs and soft drinks can be redeemed at the stadium on game day with vouchers provided.
The Independence Bowl also offers a wonderful ticket donation program, the Kidâ€™s Corner Youth Ticket Initiative.
The Kid's Corner Youth Ticket Initiative allows businesses and individuals the opportunity to donate 25 or more tickets to an area non-profit organization of their choice, such as the YMCA, Volunteers of America, or Boys and Girls Club. This program is also a great way for youth groups to sit together at the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in a fun and safe environment.
The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will begin partnerships with two new conferences this year, as teams from the ACC and Mountain West Conference will meet in December at Independence Stadium. The agreement with the two conferences runs through 2013. AdvoCare also extended its title sponsorship of the Independence Bowl for 2010.
Bowl officials also announced in January that the bowl has extended its partnership with its national radio partner, Sports USA, through 2013. The Independence Bowl has partnered with Sports USA since 2005, which marked the 30th anniversary of the game.
Information on becoming a member of the Independence Bowl Foundation or a corporate sponsor of the bowl is also available at the Bowl Office located on the ground floor of the American Tower in downtown Shreveport at 401 Market Street, Suite 120. Those interested may also contact the Bowl Office at 318.221.0712 or toll free at 888.414.BOWL (2695) or visit the bowlâ€™s official website at www.independencebowl.org.