ESPN, Heart Of Dallas Partner For Annual Bowl Game

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN Regional Television (ERT) has partnered with the Heart of Dallas to acquire the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  Pending approval of a long-form agreement, ESPN will work with the charitable organization in its ongoing efforts to aid the Dallas community.  The Heart of Dallas Bowl is the only college football game named after a charitable organization.  Pending approval of the two organizations’ agreement, the bowl will retain its name, The Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank.  It will also continue to offer resources and support to local charities.

Before being name the Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank, the annual bowl game was known as the TicketCity Bowl.  It maintained that name for two seasons before obtaining its new title.  The newly re-named bowl game’s first matchup featured the Oklahoma State Cowboys taking on the Perdue University Boilermakers.  The Cowboys won the game 58-14.  That game raised $100,000 for the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance.  That money helped to put some 225 individuals and families into permanent housing.

The 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank is currently scheduled to be played at 12pm ET on Wednesday, January 1st.

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Advocare, ESPN Partner For Advocare Texas Kickoff

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Courtesy: ESPN

The annual Texas Kickoff has a new name that will debut beginning with this season.  Thanks to a new partnership between ESPN Regional Television and Advocare International, LP, it will now be known as the Advocare Texas Kickoff.  It will be featured on Labor Day weekend at Reliant Stadium in Houston and will be held in cooperation with Lone Star Sports and Entertainment (LSSE).  The inaugural game of the newly named kickoff show will feature a match-up of Mississippi State and Oklahoma State.  The game is schedule to be played Saturday, August 31st on ABC and ESPN2.  Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm/2:30pm CT. 

Advocare President and CEO Richard Wright and ESPN Regional TV Senior Director of Events Clint Overby both shared their thoughts on the new partnership in recent interviews.  Both expressed optimistic feelings about what the partnership has to bring for both organizations.  “The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff will be an exciting way to start another college football season,” said Overby.  “AdvoCare is a Texas company and the opportunity to support college football in their home state was a natural fit.”  Wright shared Overby’s outlook.  “AdvoCare has always been a strong supporter of college football and this partnership gives us an opportunity to share our brand with the consumer,” he said.  “We immediately knew this was an event AdvoCare needed to support and we look forward to presenting more exciting matchups in the years to come.”

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