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86TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL – GAME PREVIEW December 30, 2019

86TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL – GAME PREVIEW

EL PASO, Texas – The sun will scoot its way to high noon on the final day of 2019 and foot will meet ball and, for the 86th time, they will play some exciting college football in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Arizona State brings a 7-5 record into the old bowl and Florida State comes in at 6-6.
A football season can pivot on a play or two – a mistake here or a special play there — and each of these teams were a play or two away from having an even better season.

CBS is televising this game for the 52nd year and it should be a fun, high scoring affair for the national audience. Florida State averaged 29.1 points a game and Arizona State put up an average of 25.2 points an outing.

Teams reflect the persona of their coach and each of these teams has an interesting persona at the helm.

Arizona State is led by Herm Edwards, the colorful, dynamic, energy-overloaded former NFL player and coach. Edwards, a beacon for anything positive, is an outstanding speaker and motivator.
The 65-year-old Edwards is in his second season as the Sun Devils head coach and has already put his imprint on the program with 14 wins. Edwards brought quite a resume to the desert southwest, playing 10 years in the NFL and serving as head coach for both the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.

Edwards left his footprint forever in the NFL landscape with one of the league’s most iconic and memorable plays – the Miracle at the Meadowlands. Edwards, a defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles, scooped up a final second fumble by New York Giant quarterback Joe Pisarcik, returned it for a touchdown, snatching victory from certain defeat.

Edwards is also well known for his nine-year tenure as an entertaining analyst for ESPN.

Florid State coach Odell Haggins may be only an interim head coach but, in many ways, he casts a giant footprint for Florida State football. He was an outstanding interior lineman for the Seminoles and, after three years in the NFL, returned to the Seminole coaching staff.

Haggins, the associate head coach and defensive line coach, will return next season for his 27th season at Florida State, making him the longest tenured assistant coach in the nation.

Highlighted on an HBO 24/7 special this season, Edwards said, “When you are a coach, you’ve got to have fun. I think your team takes on your personality and this is a kid’s game.”

Haggins said, ‘We are excited about coming to El Paso and we will come there and play hard and have fun.”

Each of these football teams – mirroring their coaches – will indeed play with fun, play as if their hair were on fire and play with passion. That formula should lead to some special football on the final day of this year.

Arizona State is led by highly touted freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels. The 6-foot-3, four-star recruit out of California completed 193-of-310 passes for 2,748 yards and 17 touchdowns against just two interceptions.

“It was important not to put too much on his plate” Edwards said. “But he’s got some special traits. He missed the USC game (with an injury) so it was good for him to come in and go 7-4 as a freshman.”

Daniels led the Sun Devils to a road victory at Michigan State and then erased Oregon’s national title hopes with a clutch fourth quarter drive.

“The moments aren’t too big for him,” Edwards said.

Each of these teams has a 1,000-yard running back. Arizona State brings Eno Benjamin to the dance with his 1,083 yards and 10 touchdowns. Benjamin also caught 42 passes for 347 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

Florida State has Cam Akers, who ran for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Akers caught 30 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns.

The Arizona State defense will offer resistance, especially against the run. The Sun Devils gave up just 116.8 yards per game rushing, 21st best in the nation against the run. Darien Butler led Arizona State with 79 tackles, five for a loss. He also had a sack and forced three fumbles. Jermaine Lole had 68 tackles, 8.5 for a loss and had five sacks. Khaylon Thomas had 11 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks.

The Seminoles are led defensively by a pair of large and talented defensive tackles. Marvin Wilson, an All-ACC defensive tackle and a Bednarik Award semifinalist is 6-5 and 311-pounds and All-ACC counterpart Demarcus Christmas is 6-4 and 302-pounds.

The running backs will have their road blocks but will also likely have their moments but an aerial display should be the swipe the show at this 86th duel in the Sun.

Brandon Aiyuk was eighth in the nation for the Sun Devils, catching 65 passes for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. Terry Tamorrion leads the Seminoles with 51 catches for 1,023 yards and eight touchdowns.

Each of these teams was a heartbeat away from better days but a heartbeat away from heartbreak as well.

Arizona State played eight teams that were bowl eligible and went 4-1 against ranked teams. The Sun Devils were ranked 18th in the nation at one point, starting with a 5-1 record. They then hit a series of speed bumps – losing at nationally ranked Utah, losing at UCLA then dropping a 31-26 decision to USC (without Daniels) and falling 35-34 at Oregon State.
But they rebounded with two big victories, dropping Oregon title hopes 31-28 and then beating rival Arizona 24-14.

“We went through a spurt in the third quarter of the season when we didn’t understand the importance of the little things and we didn’t handle our success very well,” Edwards said. “We were able to win our last two. The lull we went through … it was interesting to see if we could find our way out of it.”

The Sun Devils did that and they are here, ready for this high noon fiesta in the sun.
Florida State had a bit of a roller coaster ride and the result was Haggins taking over the interim head coaching duties for the final four games. The Seminoles had a trio of “what if” losses to three good football teams – falling 36-31 to Boise State, 31-24 to Virginia and 22-20 to Wake Forest.
But Haggins brought the Seminoles home and to this moment in the Sun.

“We stayed together as a family at the end,” Haggins said. “The kids fought together. The coaches stayed together. We are Florida State. We have a great brand. We can do this together but we can’t do this by ourselves.

And so these two storied programs have negotiated the journey that is a football season and are here, ready for one more special opportunity – ready to play one more football game in 2019, ready to play in a bowl game, ready for a special duel on CBS in this 86th annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

(story by Bill Knight on behalf of the Sun Bowl Association)


22ND ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL FAN FIESTA PRESENTED BY FAVOR December 29, 2019

22ND ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL FAN FIESTA PRESENTED BY FAVOR

EL PASO, Texas – The 22nd Annual Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta presented by Favor will once again bring an evening of family fun to Downtown El Paso on Dec. 30 starting at 3 p.m.

This free event, which will be held at the El Paso Convention Center, features dances by traditional Ballet Folklorico groups accompanied by mariachis, live music by Soul Parade and Beatles United, as well as plenty of food, drinks and games.

“This annual tradition continues to grow year after year.” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We hope all visitors from out-of-town and locals can enjoy everything Downtown El Paso has to offer.”

The Fan Fiesta is highlighted by the “Battle of the Bands” between the two competing universities bands, followed by a “drumline competition”.

Fan Fiesta Schedule
• 3:00 p.m. Doors Open
• 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Performance by the TEMPO Dance Academy
• 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lobby Performers
• 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Live Music by Soul Parade
• 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. National Anthem
• 5:15 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Live Music by Soul Parade
• 5:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Introduction of Sun Court
• 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Marching Bands Parade with Tony The Tiger through Downtown
• 6:00 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Battle of the Marching Bands inside Convention Center Hall
• 6:50 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Battle of the Marching Band Drum Lines inside Convention Center Hall
• 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lobby Performers
• 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live Music by Beatles United
• 9:00 p.m. Event Ends

For more information contact Joe Daubach (915) 533-4416 ext. 207

What: 22nd Annual Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta presented by Favor
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m. (MT)
Place: Judson F. Williams Convention Center (1 Civic Center Plaza)


ROTARY CLUB OF EL PASO KICKOFF PAR-TEE December 19, 2019

ROTARY CLUB OF EL PASO KICKOFF PAR-TEE

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and the Rotary Club of El Paso have partnered up to present the inaugural Sun Bowl Kickoff Par-Tee sponsored by Shamaley Ford on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Topgolf.

This three-hour event will give sponsors and spectators a chance to meet and play with players from both Florida State and Arizona State at Topgolf. All proceeds will benefit the 100th Annual Children’s Christmas Party, which will provide Christmas gifts to 4,500 Region 19 Head Start students.

Sponsors and spectators will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the players from both universities in a relaxed setting, while enjoying food, drinks and Topgolf. Bay sponsorship includes a round of Topgolf with three players from each competing university, a full dinner buffet, followed by a snack and dessert bar later in the evening. Spectator tickets include a meal and beverage ticket while also giving fans the opportunity to interact with players.

The Rotary Club is looking for the following sponsors:

• Dessert Sponsorship – $1,750
• Bay Sponsorship – $1,000

Public spectator tickets available for $75.
Upgraded spectator tickets available for $150 (includes a round of Topgolf).

For more information call The Rotary Club of El Paso (915) 833-6616

What: Kickoff Par-Tee
When: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:30 p.m. (MT)
Place: Topgolf (365 Vin Rambla Dr., El Paso, Texas)

2019 Par Tee 1

2019 Par Tee 2


MINERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 58th ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL December 18, 2019

MINERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 58th ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – The UTEP Miners (8-1) defeated the UC Irvine Anteaters (7-6) 67-61 in the title game of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Dec. 17, 2019 in the Don Haskins Center. The Miners claimed the championship trophy of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational for the first time since 2014.

UC Irvine took an early lead going up 6-0 to open the game, however, the Miners stormed back with a 15-0 run, which was led by redshirt sophomore forward Tydus Verhoeven and sophomore guard Jordan Lathon. Lathon tallied seven points in the first half.

The Anteaters took a quick 34-30 lead in the second half but UTEP went on a 22-8 run to take a 10-point lead with 11:52 to go in the game. UC Irvine responded with a 9-0 run of their own to bring them within one point after a layup by Eyassu Worku.

With the game tied at 61, UTEP forward Bryson Williams, who would end up taking home the MVP honor, took over. Williams would finish the contest with 22 points, including going 11-of-14 from the free throw line.

The Miners shot 33.3% from the field and used tough defense to seal the win, forcing 22 turnovers while holding the Anteaters to 2-of-10 shooting in the final five minutes.

“I echo to my guys all year long on being a great defensive team,” said UTEP head coach Rodney Terry. “With defense, you can win games with defense at home and defense traveling. We don’t know how we’re going to shoot whether we’re at home or on the road, but we know that defense travels.”

Senior guard Eyassu Worku finished with a team high 19 points for the Anteaters.

Consolation Game – Kent State vs. North Carolina A&T
In the consolation game the Kent State Golden Flashes (9-2) needed overtime to defeat the North Carolina A&T Aggies (3-9) 85-71.

The Golden Flashes down by three with eight seconds to play, nailed a corner three just before the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In the extra period the Golden Flashes outscored the Aggies 17-3, to ensure they left El Paso with a victory.

Senior forward Philip Whittington finished with a career high 29 points for Kent State, while also chipping in 12 rebounds. While freshman guard Fred Cleveland, Jr. scored 21 points for the Aggies in the loss.

WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational – All-Tournament Team
Bryson Williams – UTEPMVP
Jordan Lathon – UTEP – Don Haskins Award
Philip Whittington – Kent State
Fred Cleveland, Jr. – North Carolina A&T
Eyassu Worku – UC Irvine
Souley Boum – UTEP

MINERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 58th ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

In 2009, the tournament was renamed to honor former UTEP head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Don Haskins. “The Bear” coached at UTEP from 1961 to 1999, winning 719 games and making 14 postseason appearances. Haskins famously led the Miners to victory in the 1966 National Championship game over Adolph Rupp and the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats.

The WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is the oldest holiday basketball tournament in the nation.

MINERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 58th ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL


MINERS WIN TO HEAD INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL December 16, 2019

MINERS WIN TO HEAD INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF  WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – The UTEP Miners defeated North Carolina A&T 72-54 after UC Irvine defeated Kent State 74-68 on day one of the 58th Annual WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational that was being played in the Don Haskins Center.

UTEP is scheduled to face UC Irvine on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (MT) in the title game and Kent State will take on North Carolina A&T at 5 p.m. in the consolation game. The Miners will attempt to win the holiday classic for the first time since 2014 when they defeated Kent State 78-75. UC Irvine is looking to win the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational for the second time after winning the 2015 Invitational.

Game One Recap – Kent State (7-5) vs. UC Irvine (8-2)
Sophomore forward Collin Welp had 18 points as UC Irvine got past Kent State 74-68 in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Monday.

Junior center Brad Greene added a career-high 16 points for the Anteaters, while Evan Leonard chipped in 15. Eyassu Worku had six assists for UC Irvine.

The Anteaters took a 12-2 lead to start the first half, but Kent State fought back to pull to within four with 7:14 remaining. UC Irvine went into the locker room with a double-digit lead at 40-29 and came out firing on all cylinders to take a commanding 50-33 lead in the second half.

Although the Golden Flashes outscored UC Irvine 39-34 in the second half, it would not be enough as the Anteaters defeated Kent State for the first-time ever.

Game Two Recap – North Carolina A&T (3-8) vs. UTEP (7-1)
Miners forward Bryson Williams went 6-for-9 from the field and tallied 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists boosting UTEP to a 72-54 victory. The win helped the Miners head into the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Championship on Tuesday, Dec. 17 versus UC Irvine.

The win also led to UTEP going 7-0 at home for the first time since 2003-04.

North Carolina shot 34 percent for the game and 22 percent from 3-point range, while Miners guard Souley Boum went off from three-point range, going 5-of-8 from behind the arc. He had a game-high 26 points and added three assists, one block and one steal.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
Consolation Game – 5 p.m. – Kent State vs. North Carolina A&T

MINERS WIN TO HEAD INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF  WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

Championship Game – 7 p.m. – UC Irvine vs. UTEP

MINERS WIN TO HEAD INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF  WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL


TAKE A TOUR WITH TONY December 12, 2019

TAKE A TOUR WITH TONY

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association invites all visitors that are making the trip to El Paso, Texas for the 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2019 to visit downtown El Paso and other sites in the Borderland region.

For ideas on destinations go to https://visitelpaso.com/ or http://sunbowl.org/fans_and_visitors/about_el_paso

(Video shot and edited by Aurelio Tavera)

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TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE FINAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED December 9, 2019

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE FINAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Boss Chicken have announced Juan Vigil as the First-Place winner of the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken. Vigil was one of three contestants to pick nine games correctly, but he guessed the point total for the tiebreaker.

“This is always such a fun contest to run and to participate in,” Executive Director of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Bernie Olivas said. “We are very thankful to have teamed up with Boss Chicken and are excited to see all the winners of this season’s contest at the game between Florida State and Arizona State.”

One (1) First place prize to Juan Vigil:
• Two (2) Captain’s Club Tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
• One (1) parking pass
• Two (2) Pre-game tent party tickets
• One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 SUNDAES

One (1) Second Place prize to Robert Dickerson:
• Two (2) Premium section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
• One (1) garage parking pass
• One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 LARGE CUSTARDS

One (1) Third Place prize to Daniel Cordero:
• Two (2) Preferred section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
• One (1) garage parking pass
• One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 MEDIUM CUSTARDS

One (1) Fourth Place prize to Shelley Longgwood:
• Two (2) Stadium section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
• One (1) garage parking pass.
• One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 SMALL CUSTARDS

One (1) Fifth Place prize to Eddie Rivera:
• Two (2) Sun Seats section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
• One (1) garage parking pass.
• One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast)

The 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game will be played Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 12 p.m. MT (2 p.m. ET) at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The 2019 game will mark the 52nd consecutive broadcast on CBS. Tickets are available by calling the Sun Bowl Association office at 915-533-4416.


FLORIDA STATE TO FACE OFF AGAINST ARIZONA STATE IN THE 86TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL ON DEC. 31, 2019 December 8, 2019

FLORIDA STATE TO FACE OFF AGAINST ARIZONA STATE IN THE  86TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL ON DEC. 31, 2019

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association, Kellogg’s and Tony the Tiger have announced that Florida State will face Arizona State in the 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. (MT) in Sun Bowl Stadium with the game being televised on CBS.

The Florida State Seminoles represent the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) after coming off a 6-6 overall record during the regular season. Florida State will appear in the postseason for an NCAA-best 38th time in the last 40 seasons. The Seminoles are returning to the Sun Bowl for the first time since 1966 and played in the 1955 Sun Bowl, which was the second bowl appearance in program history.

“Florida State is a big name around the country, followers all around the country,” Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “They have a 6-6 record, but all our options were pretty much the same, 6-6 or 7-5. Obviously, they bring a long tradition of great football. We had other choices, but I think this might have been our first choice. We had options like Miami, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, but I think overall this was the one that gave us the best option for a better game, a better matchup and a better national television audience.”

Florida State is 3-1 all-time versus Arizona State and first took on the Sun Devils in 1971 during the Fiesta Bowl.

The Arizona State Sun Devils, who are representing the Pac-12, are making their seventh appearance in the Sun Bowl after last making the trip to the Borderland in 2017. This marks the 32nd bowl appearance for ASU and the team’s eighth bowl appearance in the last nine seasons.

ASU is close, they’re drivable, so hopefully they’ll bring a lot of people,” Olivas said. “Of course, Herm Edwards and his staff, they’re not going to be playing the game, the players will be playing the game, but it’s always good to have someone of that stature coaching the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.”

ASU has the great rushing defense, ranking 21 nationally allowing only 116.8 yards per game. The Sun Devils allowed 155 yards or fewer on the ground 11-of-12 games this season, marking the first time in program history to accomplish the feat since college football expanded to 12 games.

“This is another great matchup with two really good football teams,” Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association Bernie Olivas said. “It will be another enjoyable and exciting week with the Borderland community, hosting both these teams.”

Tickets for the 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Sun Bowl Association office. The 2018 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for Tuesday, Dec. 31 in Sun Bowl Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 12 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on CBS.

All information for the game can be viewed online through the link available at www.sunbowl.org. Customers and fans can also call the Sun Bowl Association office (915-533-4416) and are also invited to stop by the Sun Bowl Association office located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 in El Paso to purchase tickets.

VISITING TEAM: Florida State Seminoles
HOME TEAM: Arizona State Sun Devils

Appearances in Sun Bowl
Florida State (0-2)
Loss vs. UTEP, 47-20 (Jan. 1, 1955)
Loss vs. Wyoming, 28-20 (Dec. 24, 1966)

Arizona State (3-2-1)
Tie vs. Catholic, 0-0 (Jan. 1, 1940)
Loss vs. Western Reserve, 26-13 (Jan. 1, 1941)
Win vs. Iowa, 17-7 (Dec. 31, 1997)
Win vs. Purdue, 27-23 (Dec. 31, 2004)
Win vs. Duke, 36-31 (Dec. 27, 2014)
Loss vs. NC State, 52-31 (Dec. 29, 2017)


SIGN UP FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL SUN BOWL FAN GOLF CHALLENGE December 4, 2019

SIGN UP FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL SUN BOWL FAN GOLF CHALLENGE

EL PASO, Texas – Looking for more fun while visiting El Paso for the 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl? You’re invited to play with other college football fans and El Paso natives in the 2019 Sun Bowl Fan Golf Challenge on Monday, Dec. 30 at Butterfield Trail Golf Course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. (MT).

Butterfield Golf Course has been chosen to host the Sun Bowl Fan Golf Challenge, for the first time. Representatives (fans) from the ACC and the Pac-12 will be pitted against each other in an 18 Hole Four-Person-Scramble.

“It’s always great to see the fans and the locals having a great time out on the course,” said Executive Director of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Bernie Olivas. “The volunteers and organizers at Butterfield Trail are excited to host this fun event.”

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. (MT). Butterfield Trail is a Tom Fazio designed course and was rated the No. 4 best course you can play in the state of Texas by Golfweek Magazine. It was also ranked the No. 3 best municipal course in America by Golfweek, while Golf Advisor ranked it as the No. 3 course in Texas.

Fans can sign-up for the four-person scramble by calling 915-772-1038 or by going online at www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com/sunbowlchallenge. The cost of the event is $95 per player or $380 per team. The cost includes a golf cart, range access, meals before and after the event and two drink tickets. Also included with this fee is a commemorative Titleist hat, sleeve of Titleist golf balls and a Butterfield Trail Golf Club bag tag.

This event is open to all fans.

Teams must be entered and paid in full no later than Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

Questions: Tim Krebs at 915-772-1038. Course Information www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com.


SELECTION SUNDAY FOR ALL BOWL GAMES SET FOR DECEMBER 8 December 2, 2019

SELECTION SUNDAY FOR ALL BOWL GAMES SET FOR DECEMBER 8

EL PASO, Texas – The NCAA, the Football Bowl Association and the Division I football conferences are scheduled to announce all placements for post-season play Sunday, Dec. 8 at approximately 2 p.m. (MT).

A Selection Sunday Party will be hosted by the Sun Bowl Association to announce the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl match-up at Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M.) on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. (MT). The event is free and open to the public as there will be plenty of opportunities to win some great prizes.

“This has been a very interesting college football season as teams from both conferences were very competitive and the standings were changing week after week,” said Executive Director of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Bernie Olivas. “Other than Clemson out of the ACC and Oregon and Utah out of the Pac-12, both conferences were evenly matched.”

The 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at noon MT (2 p.m. ET) at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The 2019 game will mark the 86th anniversary of the Sun Bowl game and the 52nd consecutive broadcast on CBS. The game will feature selections from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences.

Stanford defeated Pitt, 14-13 in the 2018 Sun Bowl.

What: Selection Sunday
When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (MT)
Place: Sunland Park Racetrack (1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, N.M.)
Teams: ACC vs. Pac-12


INCLIMENT WEATHER WOULD NOT STOP THE PEOPLE OF EL PASO FROM ATTENDING THE OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE November 29, 2019

INCLIMENT WEATHER WOULD NOT STOP THE PEOPLE OF EL PASO FROM ATTENDING THE OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso estimated 200,000 people showed up on Montana Ave. on Thanksgiving morning to enjoy the 83-year-old tradition of enjoying the Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade.

Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas is proud of the volunteers and the staff for pulling off another successful parade in rainy and windy weather conditions.

“Despite the weather, it did not deter close to 200,000 El Pasoans from attending Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Olivas. “The parade featured some of the best floats in recent memory, and I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put on such an enormous event. It was a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday.”

There were scattered showers until about 9:30 a.m. but that was not going to hold the community back from enjoying a tradition that generation after generation seem to enjoy. Many showed up with their blankets, portable heaters, umbrellas and canopies to relish the sights and sounds of the parade.

Joe Moody, a State Representative in El Paso said on Twitter, “[We] had a wonderful/cold time at the Parade this morning! Can’t recall a Thanksgiving I’ve celebrated in El Paso without going to the parade.”

The thousands in attendance on Montana and the thousands more that watched on KTSM Channel 9 got a glimpse of the ‘Bobble Heads on Parade’ as each float incorporated a bobble head of some sort in the design.

Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach, who heads up the Sun Bowl Parade knew it would be a challenge given the severe weather conditions the committee faced on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Daubach said, “The volunteers did one heck of a job preparing and covering everything that might have been damaged by the rain.”


LUDVIG ABERG HOLDS LEAD FROM START TO FINISH AT THE SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC November 26, 2019

LUDVIG ABERG HOLDS LEAD FROM START TO FINISH AT THE  SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC

EL PASO, Texas – Ludvig Aberg, a native of Eslov, Sweden and an amateur player out of Texas Tech, started the final day of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Classic in the lead and finished the day by hoisting the Lee Trevino Trophy in the air after marking a three-day total of 13-under-par, 200 on the par 71, 6,889 yard El Paso Country Club Course.

Aberg won the prestigious event by four strokes after posting rounds of 62-66-72. He cupped three birdies and finished 1-over-par to hold on to the lead on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

“Everyone here [in El Paso] was great and it definitely helped me stay loose during the tournament,” Aberg said.

Matthias Schmid, a native of Maxhvette, Germany, finished second with a 9-under-par 204 (68-68-68). Schmid, who plays as an amateur at Louisville made his second appearance in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic and improved his play in El Paso as he finished fifth in 2018 with a three-round score of 204.

Aberg holed birdies on No. 2 and No. 3 as he held off the rest of the field to become the winner.

Mason Overstreet, who is from Kingfisher, Okla. and plays amateurly for Arkansas, finished in a tie for third with Zan Luka Stirn, an amateur who plays for Arkansas State. They both finished at 8-under-par 205. In his third and final appearance in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, Overstreet had rounds of 67-69-69, while Luka Stirn tallied rounds of 69-63-73.

UTEP’s own Oskar Ambrosius, a native of Viborg, Denmark, finished in a tie for 19th with four other players with a 1-under-par 212. He fired off rounds of 67-72-73. Ambrosius is the first UTEP golfer since Chris Baryla in 2003 to compete in the annual tournament.

This was the largest field in the 45 years of this tournament’s history.

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC
The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1974.

Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 53 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.

Finish … Player … School … Scores
1 Ludvig Aberg … Texas Tech … 62-66-72—200(-13)
2 Matthias Schmid … Louisville … 68-68-68—204(-9)
T3 Mason Overstreet … Arkansas … 67-69-69—205(-8)
T3 Zan Luka Stirn … Arkansas State … 69-63-73—205(-8)
T5 Trent Phillips … Georgia … 70-69-67—206(-7)
T5 Garett Reband … Oklahoma … 67-68-71—206(-7)
T7 RJ Manke … Pepperdine … 73-65-69—207(-6)
T7 Philip Barbaree … LSU … 68-68-71—207(-6)
T9 Benjamin Shipp … NC State … 69-70-69—208(-5)
T9 Jack Trent … UNLV … 72-68-68—208(-5)
T9 William Moll … Vanderbilt … 67-71-70—208(-5)
T12 Adrien Dumont de Chassart Illinois 69-70-70—209(-4)
T12 Trevor Werbylo … Arizona … 71-66-72—209(-4)
14 Rhett Rasmussen … BYU … 69-71-70—210(-3)
T15 Logan McAllister … Oklahoma … 70-70-71—211(-2)
T15 Parker Coody … Texas … 72-69-70—211(-2)
T15 John Murphy … Louisville … 72-67-72—211(-2)
T15 Tripp Kinney … Iowa State … 71-72-68—211(-2)
T19 Garrett Barber … LSU … 68-71-73—212(-1)
T19 Oskar Ambrosius … UTEP … 67-72-73—212(-1)
T19 Patrick Welch … Oklahoma … 71-68-73—212(-1)
T19 Peng Pichaikool … Mississippi State … 73-68-71—212(-1)
T19 Maximilian Steinlechner … NC State … 73-69-70—212(-1)
T24 Joshua McCarthy … Pepperdine … 72-70-71—213(E)
T24 Quade Cummins … Oklahoma … 71-71-71—213(E)
T26 Peter Kuest … BYU … 70-70-74—214(1)
T26 Hunter Eichhorn … Marquette … 70-69-75—214(
1)
T26 Kyle Cottam … Clemson … 71-67-76—214(1)
T26 Jamie Li … Florida State … 72-70-72—214(
1)
T26 Julian Perico … Arkansas … 69-75-70—214(1)
T31 Michael Feagles … Illinois … 73-68-76—217(
4)
T31 Jerry Ji … Illinois … 72-72-73—217(4)
33 Jimmy Lee … Texas A&M … 74-70-76—220(
7)
- Albin Bergstrom … USF … 71-74-D— – (-)


SNEAK PEEK AT OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE FLOAT November 26, 2019

SNEAK PEEK AT OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE FLOAT

EL PASO, Texas – Get a glimpse of what ‘Bobble Heads on Parade’ is all about as the Sun Bowl Association gives you a look at the Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso float.

The Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade is scheduled for Nov. 28, 2019, with a start time at 10 a.m. (MT) running down Montana Ave. from Ochoa to Copia Street. For more information about the parade go to http://sunbowl.org/events/parade

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/UF5Sog7YxpE


LUDVIG ABERG HOLDS LEAD THROUGHOUT DAY ONE OF THE SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC November 25, 2019

LUDVIG ABERG HOLDS LEAD THROUGHOUT DAY ONE OF THE SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC

EL PASO, Texas – Ludvig Aberg, who came into the tournament rated No. 44 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), shot a 9-under-par 62 in round one to take the lead in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic and held that lead by shooting a 5-under-par in round two on the par 71, 6,889 yard El Paso Country Club course.

Aberg, who is an amateur at Texas Tech, marked a total of 15 birdies in two rounds of play and heads into the final round with a four-stroke lead over Zan Luka Stirn, who marked an 8-under-par 63 in the second round. Aberg shot six consecutive birdies in round one, from hole No. 11 to hole No. 16 before paring on 17 and marking another birdie on the par four, 18.

“It was a lot of fun out there today and the pace of play was very good. There was no waiting at all,” Aberg said. “Some days where the hole just feels like a bucket and today was one of those days.”

Zan Luka Stirn, who is currently playing as an amateur at Arkansas State, tallied nine birdies in round two, posting an 8-under-par 63 to move up seven spots from round one to the No. 2 spot. Garett Reband, who grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and is playing at Oklahoma, is in third place with two-round score of 7-under-par 135.

Phillip Barbaree, a native of Shreveport, La., is in a tie for fourth with Mason Overstreet, of Kingfisher, Okla. and Mattias Schmid of Maxhvette, Germany. They are all sitting at 6-under-par. Barbaree plays at LSU, Overstreet is attending and playing the University of Arkansas and Schmid plays for Louisville.

“I just wanted to go out there and see what happens. I need to make a lot of birdies and to give myself chances to move up,” said Barbaree.

The final round of action of the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic kicks off at 8 a.m. (MT) tee times through 8:50 a.m. (MT). The tournament is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to get out and watch future PGA players.

Follow along with live scoring with the link below: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=20450

Finish … Player … School … Scores
1 Ludvig Aberg … Texas Tech … 62-66—128(-14)
2 Zan Luka Stirn … Arkansas State … 69-63—132(-10)
3 Garett Reband … Oklahoma … 67-68—135(-7)
T4 Mason Overstreet … Arkansas … 67-69—136(-6)
T4 Philip Barbaree … LSU … 68-68—136(-6)
T4 Matthias Schmid … Louisville … 68-68—136(-6)
7 Trevor Werbylo … Arizona … 71-66—137(-5)
T8 RJ Manke … Pepperdine … 73-65—138(-4)
T8 Kyle Cottam … Clemson … 71-67—138(-4)
T8 William Moll … Vanderbilt … 67-71—138(-4)
T11 Hunter Eichhorn … Marquette … 70-69—139(-3)
T11 Trent Phillips … Georgia … 70-69—139(-3)
T11 Garrett Barber … LSU … 68-71—139(-3)
T11 Adrien Dumont de Chassart… Illinois … 69-70—139(-3)
T11 Patrick Welch … Oklahoma … 71-68—139(-3)
T11 John Murphy … Louisville … 72-67—139(-3)
T11 Oskar Ambrosius … UTEP … 67-72—139(-3)
T11 Benjamin Shipp … NC State … 69-70—139(-3)
T19 Peter Kuest … BYU … 70-70—140(-2)
T19 Rhett Rasmussen … BYU … 69-71—140(-2)
T19 Jack Trent … UNLV … 72-68—140(-2)
T19 Logan McAllister … Oklahoma … 70-70—140(-2)
T23 Parker Coody … Texas … 72-69—141(-1)
T23 Peng Pichaikool … Mississippi State … 73-68—141(-1)
T23 Michael Feagles … Illinois … 73-68—141(-1)
T26 Joshua McCarthy … Pepperdine … 72-70—142(E)
T26 Jamie Li … Florida State … 72-70—142(E)
T26 Maximilian Steinlechner … NC State … 73-69—142(E)
T26 Quade Cummins Oklahoma … 71-71—142(E)
30 Tripp Kinney … Iowa State … 71-72—143(1)
T31 Julian Perico … Arkansas … 69-75—144(
2)
T31 Jimmy Lee … Texas A&M … 74-70—144(2)
T31 Jerry Ji … Illinois … 72-72—144(
2)
34 Albin Bergstrom … USF … 71-74—145(+3)


2019 SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC OPENS WITH THE TITLEIST LONG DRIVE AND PING PUTTING CONTESTS November 24, 2019

2019 SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC OPENS WITH THE TITLEIST LONG DRIVE AND PING PUTTING CONTESTS

EL PASO, Texas – The 2019 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic teed-off Sunday, Nov. 24 with the annual Titleist Long Drive and PING Putting competitions at the El Paso Country Club.

RJ Manke (amateur status: junior at Pepperdine) hit the ball 354 yards down the fairway on a calm and sunny morning in El Paso, Texas to win the Titleist Long Drive Contest. Manke outdrove second place finisher Jack Trent (amateur status: junior at UNLV) by seven yards. Third place finisher, Ludvig Aberg (amateur status: freshman at Texas Tech) hit the ball 344 yards.

“I wasn’t really nervous when I got up there to hit the ball,” Manke said when asked if it was nerve racking hitting the ball in front of the crowd. “Having the people there on the bleachers made for a great atmosphere.”

Adrien Dumont de Chassart won the PING Putting Contest with a low of 17 putts on a course that featured many obstacles, such as putting from a saddle. The Villers la Ville, Belgium native finished one stroke ahead of Michael Feagles (amateur status: senior at Illinois) and Peter Kuest (amateur status: senior at BYU) both finishing in a tie for second with 18 strokes. A total of 10 player finished the putting contest with 20 or fewer strokes.

“I was a bit nervous because I haven’t played a tournament in about four weeks,” said Dumont de Chassart. “The weather here is amazing and I am looking forward to having fun.”

The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic continues at the El Paso Country Club with two rounds of golf set for Monday, Nov. 25 starting at 8 a.m. (MT). The final round is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Some of golf’s biggest names have traveled to El Paso to participate in the tournament including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson. Alumni of the All-America Golf Classic have combined to win 53 golf majors and have earned over $2.2 billion in career earnings.

2019 Schedule
Monday (Nov. 25, 2019)
• 8 a.m. First & Second Rounds (SHOTGUN START)
Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2019)
• 8 a.m. Final Round (Tee Times)
Lee Trevino Trophy presented to the winner immediately following final round.

Titleist Long Drive Competition
1. RJ Manke – Pepperdine – 354 yards
2. Jack Trent – UNLV – 347 yards
3. Ludvig Aberg – Texas Tech – 344 yards
4. Hunter Eichhorn – Marquette – 340 yards
5. Peter Kuest – BYU – 339 yards
6. Peng Pichaikool – Mississippi State – 338 yards
T7. Max Steinlechner – NC State – 335 yards
T7. Adrien Dumont de Chassart – Illinois – 335 yards
9. Garett Reband – Oklahoma – 333 yards
10. Mason Overstreet – Arkansas – 332 yards
11. Zan Luka Stirn – Arkansas State – 331 yards
T12. Matthias Schmid – Louisville – 330 yards
T12. Benjamin Shipp – NC State – 330 yards
T14. Parker Coody – Texas – 328 yards
T14. Trevor Werbylo – Arizona – 328 yards
T16. Albin Bergstrom – South Florida – 327 yards
T16. Jamie Li – Florida State – 327 yards
T18. Logan McAllister – Oklahoma – 325 yards
T18. John Murphy – Louisville – 325 yards
T20. Philip Barbaree – LSU – 324 yards
T20. Trent Phillips – Georgia – 324 yards
22. Rhett Rasmussen – BYU – 320 yards
T23. Joshua McCarthy – Pepperdine – 319 yards
T23. Julian Perico – Arkansas – 319 yards
T23. Patrick Welch – Oklahoma – 319 yards
26. Jimmy Lee – Texas A&M – 314 yards
27. Quade Cummins – Oklahoma – 310 yards
28. Tripp Kinney – Iowa State – 309 yards
29. Kyle Cottam – Clemson – 308 yards
30. Michael Feagles – Illinois – 303 yards
31. Garrett Barber – LSU – 302 yards
32. Jerry Ji – Illinois – 298 yards
T33. Oskar Ambrosius – UTEP – no score
T33. William Moll – Vanderbilt – no score

PING Putting Competition
1. Adrien Dumont de Chassart – Illinois – 17 strokes
T2. Michael Feagles – Illinois – 18 strokes
T2. Peter Kuest – BYU – 18 strokes
4. Mason Overstreet – Arkansas – 19 strokes
T5. Garrett Barber – LSU – 20 strokes
T5. Albin Bergstrom – USF – 20 strokes
T5. Parker Coody – Texas – 20 strokes
T5. Logan McAllister – Oklahoma – 20 strokes
T5. John Murphy – Louisville – 20 strokes
T5. Garett Reband – Oklahoma – 20 strokes
T11. Kyle Cottam – Clemson – 21 strokes
T11. Jerry Ji – Illinois – 21 strokes
T11. Jimmy Lee – Texas A&M – 21 strokes
T11. Peng Pichaikool – Mississippi State – 21 strokes
T15. Oskar Ambrosius – UTEP – 22 strokes
T15. Hunter Eichhorn – Marquette – 22 strokes
T15. Joshua McCarthy – Pepperdine – 22 strokes
T15. William Moll – Vanderbilt – 22 strokes
T15. Rhett Rasmussen – BYU – 22 strokes
T15. Benjamin Shipp – NC State – 22 strokes
T15. Max Steinlechner – NC State – 22 strokes
T15. Jack Trent – UNLV – 22 strokes
T23. Philip Barbaree – LSU – 23 strokes
T23. Quade Cummins – Oklahoma – 23 strokes
T23. Jamie Li – Florida State -23 strokes
T23. RJ Manke – Pepperdine – 23 strokes
T23. Zan Luka Stirn – Arkansas State – 23 strokes
T23. Patrick Welch – Oklahoma – 23 strokes
T23. Trevor Werbylo – Arizona – 23 strokes
30. Tripp Kinney – Iowa State – 24 strokes
31. Ludvig Aberg – Texas Tech – 26 strokes
T32. Matthias Schmid – Louisville – no score
T32. Julian Perico – Arkansas – no score
T32. Trent Phillips – Georgia – no score

ABOUT MARATHON PETROLEUM (tournament title sponsor)
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) is a leading, nationwide, integrated energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with over 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes approximately 7,800 branded locations across the United States, including approximately 5,600 Marathon brand retail outlets. Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates approximately 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in two midstream companies, MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX), which own and operate gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.


LOCAL EL PASOAN NAMED 2019 SUN BOWL LEGEND November 11, 2019

LOCAL EL PASOAN NAMED 2019 SUN BOWL LEGEND

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced on Monday, Nov. 11 that local sports writer, Ray Sanchez is the 2019 Legend of the Sun Bowl for the 86th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Sanchez, who currently works for the El Paso Inc., began attending and covering the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in 1950. The graduate of El Paso High School and UTEP also served in the U.S. Army from 1945-47 and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas was elated to be able to honor a local El Pasoan, who will be covering his 60th Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, as this year’s Legend of the Sun Bowl.

“Ray [Sanchez] has helped us in so many ways to tell the great story of the Sun Bowl,” Olivas said. “He helped put together our 75th-Annivesary team while also writing game stories for more than 50 Sun Bowl football games. He is a true historian and hall-of-fame writer.”

Sanchez was the sports editor at the El Paso Herald-Post from 1950 to 1990. He covered everything from high school sports, to golf, racing and bowling. He was also the first Hispanic sports editor ever in El Paso. Once Sanchez retired from the El Paso Herald-Post, he would go on to write columns for the El Paso Times and is currently writing columns for the El Paso Inc.

“The thing I like most about the Sun Bowl is to have seen it grow steadily from a high school game to one of the best games in the country,” Sanchez said. “What a thrill!”

He has written and published seven books on sports and written for numerous national publications, while also covering many major events such as the Dallas Cowboys, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Triple Crown races and the U.S. Open (golf). Sanchez has interviewed many nationally known figures such as Tom Landry, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Bird, etc., as well as El Paso’s most famous local sports stars.

The winner of UTEP’s most prestigious journalism award, “The Hicks-Middagh Award for Excellence in Journalism” in 1991, Sanchez has also been inducted into a various halls of fame including the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame (1978), the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame (1989), the El Paso High School Athletic Hall of Fame (1985), El Paso Boxing/Karate Hall of Fame (1993), the El Paso Golf Hall of Fame (1995). He was also the recipient of the UTEP Gold Nugget Award, which honors graduates for their exceptional achievements and contributions to their professions, communities and UTEP (2011).

“The most memorable game I covered was the Miners’ victory over TCU. It was memorable because of the strategy coach Bobby Dobbs used to win the game. He punted deep in his own territory late in the game and the UTEP defense held. The Miners won, 13-12 [in 1965],” Sanchez described. “The second most memorable game was when Notre Dame came to play. It was a frigid afternoon and fans shivered throughout the game, but it sold out within 24 hours of the announcement the Irish were coming. Sure enough, the fans filled the stadium despite the weather and Notre Dame won, 33-17 [in 2010].”

Sanchez is married (Helen) and has four children (Anita, Victor, Daniel, David).

He will be honored at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2019.


2019 SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC FIELD IS SET November 8, 2019

2019 SUN BOWL MARATHON ALL-AMERICA GOLF CLASSIC FIELD IS SET

EL PASO, Texas – Quade Cummins, of Weatherford, Okla., is returning to El Paso to defend his title in the 2019 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, which is set for Nov. 24-26 at El Paso Country Club.

Cummins, who will be a part of the largest field ever at the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, won the tournament title in 2018, finishing 54 holes of play in a tie for first. He took home the Lee Trevino Trophy last year after defeating Spencer Ralston in a playoff hole on the final day of play. That was the first time since 2011 that there was a playoff in the All-America Golf Classic, while it also marked the 14th tournament that the winner has been crowned after a playoff.

Fans don’t want to miss the opportunity to see future PGA Tour players in action on the par 71, 6,889 yard El Paso Country Club course. There are 37 players from all around the world coming to El Paso, hoping to do what Tiger Woods did in 1997. They have achieved All-America status or have a high-amateur ranking. This is the largest field the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic has had eclipsing the previous high of 32 participants, which happened in 2009.

“It seemed, early on that we might not be able to fill a strong field, but once again the golf committee continues to work tirelessly to bring some of the best amateur players in the country to El Paso,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “This year is no different. We invite everyone to come out and watch the competition and even get autographs and pictures with future pros.”

There are four players making their second appearance in the Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic, including Mason Overstreet, Peng Pichaikool, Matthias Schmid and Cummins, who will be attempting to become only the third player to ever win back-to-back All-America Golf Classic titles. Gavin Green won the 2013 and 2014 tournaments, while Chris Patton won in 1988 and 1989.

“Players are invited to this tournament because of their many college achievements and outstanding amateur career and ranking,” said Tournament Director Bob Kimble. “I can assure the fans that many future PGA Tour players will be out on the course during this tournament.”

The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1974.

Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Thomas, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 53 major championships and have earned over $2 billion in career earnings.

The annual event starts with the Titleist Long Drive Contest and PING Putting Contest on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. (MT). The best opportunity for fans to get photos with the future PGA players and obtain autographs is on Sunday immediately following the two contests.

Rounds one and two are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 with a shotgun start scheduled for 8 a.m. (MT) while the final round is set for 8 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Lee Trevino Trophy will be presented to the winner immediately following Tuesday’s play.

2019 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic Participants
PLAYERSHOMETOWNSCHOOL
Ludvig Aberg … Eslov, Sweden … Texas Tech
Philip Barbaree … Shreveport, Louisiana … LSU
Garrett Barber … Stuart, Florida … LSU
Albin Bergstrom … Ljunghusen, Sweden … USF
William Buhl … Fairhope, Alabama … Arkansas
Parker Coody … Plano, Texas … Texas
Kyle Cottam … Knoxville, Tennessee … Clemson
Quade Cummins … Weatherford, Oklahoma … Oklahoma
Adrien Dumont de Chassart … Villers la Ville, Belgium … Illinois
Hunter Eichhorn … Carney, Michigan … Marquette
Michael Feagles … Scottsdale, Arizona … Illinois
Jerry Ji … Hoofddorp, Netherlands … Illinois
Tripp Kinney … Waukee, Iowa … Iowa State
Peter Kuest … Fresno, California … BYU
Junmin “Jimmy” Lee … Mission, Texas … Texas A&M
Jamie Li … Bath, England … Florida State
RJ Manke … Lakewood, Washington … Pepperdine
Logan McAllister … Oklahoma City, Oklahoma … Oklahoma
Joshua McCarthy … Danville,California … Pepperdine
William Moll … Houston, Texas … Vanderbilt
William Mouw … Chino, California … Pepperdine
John Murphy … Kinsale, Ireland … Louisville
Mason Overstreet … Kingfisher, Oklahoma … Arkansas
Julian Perico … Lima, Peru … Arkansas
Trent Phillips … Inman, South Carolina … Georgia
Peng Pichaikool … Bangkok, Thailand … Mississippi State
Rhett Rasmussen … Draper, Utah … BYU
Garett Reband … Fort Worth, Texas … Oklahoma
Matthias Schmid … Maxhvette, Germany … Louisville
Sandy Scott … Nairn, Scotland … Texas Tech
Benjamin Shipp … Duluth, Georgia … NC State
Max Steinlechner … Innsbruck, Austria … NC State
Zan Luka Stirn … Kranj, Slovenia … Arkansas State
Jack Trent … Sunshine Coast, Australia … UNLV
Patrick Welch … Providence, Rhode Island … Oklahoma
Trevor Werbylo … Tucson, Arizona … Arizona
Trey Winstead … Baton Rouge, Louisiana … LSU

ABOUT MARATHON PETROLEUM
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) is a leading, nationwide, integrated energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with over 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes approximately 7,800 branded locations across the United States, including approximately 5,600 Marathon brand retail outlets. Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates approximately 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in two midstream companies, MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX), which own and operate gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.


CBS CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUN BOWL November 6, 2019

CBS CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – College Football is celebrating 150 years of existence, while CBS and the Sun Bowl Association have been partners for more than 50 years. CBS produced a special, which ran on Saturday, Nov. 2, nationally.

“We have such a great relationship with CBS and they have treated us extremely well over the years, it’s simply the logical and right thing that we honor the company as a Sun Bowl Legend,” Olivas said. “CBS has helped put us among the best-of-the-best bowl games in the country and we cannot thank them enough.”

The Sun Bowl was first televised on CBS in 1968 when Auburn defeated Arizona 34-10 with Lindsey Nelson and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announcing the game. Other notable announcers that CBS Sports has provided over the years include Verne Lundquist, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, Burt Reynolds, Pat Haden, Pat O’Brien, Dan Fouts, Ara Parseghian, Michele Tafoya, Tracy Wolfson, Brent Musburger and Jim Nantz.

The 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will be televised on CBS for the 52nd-straight year with kickoff set for 12 p.m. (MT).


P.O.D. ANNOUNCED AS HALFTIME PERFORMER OF THE 2019 TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL November 5, 2019

P.O.D. ANNOUNCED AS HALFTIME PERFORMER OF THE 2019 TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo have announced that P.O.D. is scheduled to perform during halftime of the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas.

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in San Diego, CA, in 1992, and have since charted their own course with worldwide sales exceeding $10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits. Over the span of two decades they have released eight studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three GRAMMY Award® nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos.

“Having Yselta del Sur Pueblo as a sponsor allows us to bring back a featured artist for halftime entertainment,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We know the fans enjoying seeing different performers at the Sun Bowl and we think we are bringing in another great one in P.O.D. We thank Ysleta del Sur and Mr. Karl Maahs for the newly formed partnership.”

The band has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks. P.O.D. is Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums). The members of P.O.D. are also active members of a tight-knit music community, collaborating on their own records as well as others’, including Katy Perry, H.R. (Bad Brains), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), and more. P.O.D. released their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMe), on Aug. 21, 2015.

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is featuring an entertainer for the first time since 2017 when country music rising star Frank Ray performed three songs for over 40,000 fans. In 2014, Lone Star performed in front of more that 47,000 fans, while Lee Bryce worked the crowd of about 48,000 fans in 2012. Other notable halftime performances include Lee Greenwood in 2010, the Village People in 2008 and Rhianna in 2006.

The band’s name, Payable on Death (P.O.D.), derives itself from the banking term “Payable on Death”. The band chose this name to be a direct tie in with the Christian theology that explains that since Jesus died on the Cross, Christians’ debts to God have been paid for; in other words, all believers, in their acceptance that Jesus was sacrificed for them on God’s behalf, have inherited eternal life. P.O.D.‘s style has evolved over the years, from the rap metal sound on their early albums to the nu metal and reggae-infused alternative metal styles for which they’re most well-known. P.O.D.’s influences include Boogie Down Productions, Run-DMC, U2, the Police, Bad Brains, Santana, Metallica, AC/DC, Suicidal Tendencies, Bob Marley, Primus, Earth, Wind & Fire, 24-7 Spyz, and Steel Pulse.

With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart-topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four No. 1 MTV videos. The band has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: “Little Nicky”, “Lara Croft – Tomb Raider”, “A Man Apart”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Blue Crush”, “Biker Boyz” to name a few.

P.O.D. is currently touring in Europe and returns to the United States in December while ending the year at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2019.

Follow P.O.D. on Social Media, including Facebook (P.O.D.), Twitter (POD) and Instagram (POD) and get upcoming tour dates and information on the band’s website at http://www.payableondeath.com.


OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE PREPARATION October 29, 2019

OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO SUN BOWL PARADE PREPARATION

EL PASO, Texas – In honor of the 83rd Annual Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade, Media Relations member, Brianna Perez, has produced a video giving a glimpse of the behind the scenes work that goes into building floats, while also showcasing the volunteers that make the Thanksgiving Day tradition come to life.

The Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade is scheduled for Nov. 28, 2019, with a start time at 10 a.m. (MT) running down Montana Ave. from Ochoa to Copia Street. For more information about the parade go to http://sunbowl.org/events/parade

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/RboakLdgjuY


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION AND OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO ANNOUNCE GRAND MARSHAL AND 2019 PARADE THEME October 10, 2019

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION AND OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO ANNOUNCE GRAND MARSHAL AND 2019 PARADE THEME

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso announced on Thursday, Oct. 10 that Ron Stallworth will be leading the 83rd Annual Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade, which is themed ‘Bobbleheads on Parade.’ The parade is set for the traditional date of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 with start time set for 10 a.m. (MT) in El Paso, Texas on Montana Ave., from Ochoa St. to Copia St.

Stallworth, who is widely known for his book that was published in 2014, Black Klansman, which speaks about his experience during the investigation of the KKK. He was born June 18, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in El Paso, Texas after his mother moved the family to the Borderland.

According to Stallworth, “my mother’s moving our family to El Paso was the best decision she ever made, as the city was a far cry from the poverty, gangs, and conflict in Chicago’s South Side, where I would have come of age if she had not left.” Stallworth graduated from Austin High School in 1971, where he was a cheerleader, a member of student council, and a member of a district-wide advisory board; he was also voted “most popular.”

“We have so many amazing people in El Paso with amazing stories and history, which always makes it a challenge to choose a grand marshal for this historical parade,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “But with the recent accomplishments by Mr. Ron Stallworth, the decision was a bit easier.”

The El Pasoan’s infiltration of the KKK provided the basis for Spike Lee’s movie, ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ which was released in October of 2018 and received acclaim from critics, who praised the performances (particularly of Washington and Driver) and timely themes, as well as noting it as a return to form for Lee. It received six nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lee’s first directing nomination), and Best Supporting Actor for Driver, and won for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it Lee’s first non-honorary Academy Award. The American Film Institute also selected it as one of the top 10 films of the 2018, and at the 76th Golden Globe Awards it earned four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Stallworth was sworn in as a Colorado Springs police officer on his 21st birthday in 1974, making him the first African-American to graduate from the ranks of the Police Cadet Program. Stallworth was intrigued by the undercover narcotics investigators, and spent his first years peppering them with questions and pitching himself as a worthy undercover cop.

In 1979, Stallworth noticed a classified ad in the local paper seeking members to start a new chapter of the KKK in Colorado Springs. He saw that as a threat to the community, so he responded to the ad via mail to a P.O. Box and provided them an address and phone number. That was followed up with a member of the KKK contacting Stallworth, who posed as a racist white man. Stallworth then arranged to meet the man at a local bar and sent a white undercover narcotics officer, wired to record any conversations, to stand in for him at the meetings. The subterfuge was a success and Stallworth continued to pose a KKK member for the next nine months.

After the investigation of the Klan closed, Stallworth kept it a secret and told no one about his role in it, given the KKK membership certificate displayed in his office, was a remarkable achievement in itself. He transferred to the Utah Department of Public Safety, where he retired in 2005 after working as an investigator for 20 years. In January 2006, Stallworth gave an interview to the Deseret News of Salt Lake City, in which he related the details of his infiltration and investigation of the KKK. He disclosed that the investigation revealed several Klan members were active members of the US Armed Forces. In 2014, Stallworth published a book, Black Klansman, about his experience investigation the KKK and used a casebook that he assembled during the assignment to assist in the writing of the book. The book was taken to QC Entertainment and a movie was released in 2018.

After retirement Stallworth earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia Colleges’ Salt Lake City Campus in 2007

ABOUT THE PARADE
The 83rd Annual Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 with a start-time of 10 a.m. (MT). The parade runs down Montana Ave from Ochoa Street and ends at Copia Street.

The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978, when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The holiday pageant is planned, coordinated and produced by volunteer efforts and draws an annual crowd of over 250,000 spectators. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the west Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area, it brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.

THEME: BOBBLEHEADS ON PARADE. All floats must be themed after just about anything as long as your characters, animals, statues etc. are of bobblehead characteristics.

For more information on the parade go to the Sun Bowl Association website at www.sunbowl.org/parade.

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WINNERS FROM PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT, PASS & KICK ANNOUNCED October 10, 2019

WINNERS FROM PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT, PASS & KICK ANNOUNCED

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has verified the results and winners for the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick (PP&K) that was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sun Bowl Stadium.

The winner in each age division will be honored in the 2019 Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and will also be receiving two tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve, while also being honored there.

“Since the NFL stopped sponsoring this event two years ago, we decided to put this together because the kids really enjoy it,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director. “El Paso loves football and we are always finding ways to bring fun events for children in the community. All of the kids did excellent in the competition, and they expressed how much fun they had.”

The Sun Bowl Association invites everyone to the 2019 Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl to congratulate each of the winners (listed below).

“On behalf of the Sun Bowl Association, I would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Peter Piper Pizza,” Olivas said. “Also, a big thanks to the El Paso Parks and Recreation department for once again assisting us with this event.”

Boys
Ages 6/7 – Isaiah Fraire (punt: 17’6”; pass: 49’10”; kick: 38’; Total: 105’4”)
Ages 8/9 – Bradly Rystad (punt: 83’3”, pass: 72’2”; kick: 54’; Total: 208’5”)
Ages 10/11 – Carlos Rojas III (punt: 95’7”; pass: 79’7”; kick: 58’2”; Total: 233’4”)
Ages 12/13 – Robert Lewis (punt: 96’; pass: 97’; kick: 66’; Total: 259’)
Ages 14/15 – Dylan Garcia (punt: 88’8”; pass: 85’6”; kick: 119’6”; Total: 293’8”)

Girls
Ages 6/7 – Evanny Garcia (punt: 5’6”; pass: 20’; kick: 24’10”; Total: 50’4”)
Ages 10/11 – Maura Rascon (punt: 73’; pass: 43’10”; kick: 63’7”; Total: 180’5”)
Ages 12/13 – Hermione Ruilba (punt: 78’5”; pass: 61’2”; kick: 75’1”; Total: 214’8”)
Ages 14/15 – Ariel Barrios (punt: 12’; pass: 17’; kick: 12’; Total: 41’)


Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Tickets Now On-Sale September 25, 2019

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Tickets Now On-Sale

EL PASO, Texas – The 86th Annual Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster, the University of Texas at El Paso Ticket Center and the Sun Bowl Association office. The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for a 12 p.m. (MT) kick-off on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 with teams from the ACC and Pac-12 facing each other. The game will be televised on CBS for the 52nd consecutive year.

Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.sunbowl.org or by calling the Sun Bowl Association office at 915-533-4416. Fans can also go to Ticketmaster.com or call the Ticketmaster toll free line at 800-745-3000. Ticketmaster offers a user-friendly mobile app for both iOS and Android, as well.

Everyone is invited to stop by the Sun Bowl Association Office located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 or the UTEP Ticket Center at 2901 N. Mesa St. to purchase tickets.

“With the El Paso Community continuously supporting the Sun Bowl Association we are excited to show our loyal fans some new ideas we have coming with our new title sponsor,” Executive Director, Bernie Olivas. “The newly named Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl will maintain some of its traditions while adding fun new aspects to game day.”

The ticket prices start at $22 and vary depending on the stadium’s seat location:
$22 – End Zone
$22 – Touchdown
$32 – Sun Seats
$47 – Stadium
$57 – Preferred
$62 – Premium

A map of the stadium’s layout can be found online at www.sunbowl.org.

The Sun Bowl Association encourages our fans to help send others to the game through our “Salute a Soldier Program” and “Take a Child to the Game Program.”

The “Salute a Soldier” program allows fans and companies the opportunity to give soldiers a memory to last a lifetime. Sponsors who make purchases through the “Salute a Soldier Program” give soldiers an opportunity to attend the game while your company is recognized during the game.

“With so many military members living in and around the El Paso area this gives us a chance to give back to soldiers for their commitment and service,” said Olivas.

If a fan or company would prefer to take part in the “Take a Child to the Game” program, that person or company affords local children the opportunity to attend the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. With the game falling only six days after Christmas, this would make an excellent Christmas gift. The goal is to send 3,000 children to the game and give them an experience they will never forget. Along with the goodwill that comes with sending a child to the game, any person or company taking part in this program will receive recognition at the game. The Sun Bowl Association is happy to provide a list of youth organizations that your company may choose from if you do not already have a connection with one in the community. Contact the Sun Bowl Association ticket or marketing offices for details on the two programs.

“The ‘Take a Child to the Game’ program is a great way to inspire our youth to become involved in and around athletics and sports. It also makes for a great opportunity to bring cheer to youth who may not always have the opportunity to attend such a big event,” Olivas mentioned. “This fits in with Mission Tiger and initiative in keeping middle school athletics alive.”

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1935 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.


OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO TAKING OVER AS TITLE SPONSOR OF ANNUAL SUN BOWL PARADE September 18, 2019

OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO TAKING OVER AS TITLE SPONSOR OF ANNUAL SUN BOWL PARADE

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association (SBA), along with Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso, have announced on Sept. 18, 2019, that one of El Paso’s most loved holiday traditions will be renamed the Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade, which will once again run on Thanksgiving morning along Montana Ave. This year marks the 83rd edition of the longstanding parade.

The contract with Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso is a two-year deal with the option of automatic renewal after the two years are up. The previous parade sponsor partnered with the SBA for 14 years.

“We cannot thank Mr. Oscar Leeser enough for his longstanding loyalty to the Sun Bowl Association and to the community,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the SBA. “[Oscar] Leeser has been a great partner for us over the past nine years and we are excited to continue our relationship and to see this parade continue to be one to the best community events in the southwest region.”

Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso will now supply the monetary funds necessary to put together amazing floats and the needed resources that assist in making this 80-plus-year event such a great success. Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso will also work with the SBA to secure a Grand Marshal of the parade each year. Past Grand Marshals include, WWII Veterans (2017), former W.B.A. light middleweight Boxing Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (2013), legendary UTEP men’s basketball player Nolan Richardson (2014), former UTEP men’s basketball coach Don Haskins, former PGA player Lee Trevino and the 1966 NCAA Champion-UTEP men’s basketball team (2015).

“As the title sponsor of the Hyundai Sun Bowl football game for the last nine years it was always a thrill to be part of this special event that I couldn’t even afford a ticket to as a boy,” said owner of Hyundai of El Paso, Oscar Leeser. “So, it gives me great pleasure to end the longest running sponsorship of the Sun Bowl [football game], to now become the title sponsor of the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

The Sun Bowl parade started its humble beginnings on New Year’s Day in 1936 and has stood the test of time as an annual tradition here in El Paso. The Sun Bowl Association made the switch to a Thanksgiving Day celebration in 1978 and has been the tradition since.

“I am proud and honored to be the first to sponsor two of El Paso’s greatest events. I would like to thank the Sun Bowl Association for the great partnership, I am so happy to be able to continue to give back to our great city,” said Leeser.

For complete information on the newly named Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade go to the SBA website or click on the following link. http://sunbowl.org/events/parade

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ABOUT OSCAR LEESER’S HYUNDAI OF EL PASO
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ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1935 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.


MISSION TIGER September 17, 2019

MISSION TIGER

Across the country schools are having to cut sports and Tony the Tiger is on a mission to stop that. Visit http://www.missiontiger.com to learn how to help kids unleash their inner Tiger.


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART SEVEN) August 30, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART SEVEN)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with the final video, which involves Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas, as he speaks his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (@TonyTheTigerSunBowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/GRGaSA-TCV8


The Newly Named Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge Presented by Boss Chicken Starts Today August 27, 2019

The Newly Named Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge Presented by Boss Chicken Starts Today

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is teaming up with Boss Chicken to give football fans around the country a chance to win a $1,400 Sun Bowl Game Package for the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl by participating in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken.

The contest starts this week as the 2019 college football season is now underway. Each week contestants will attempt to predict the winners of 10 predetermined Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pac-12 games, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl conference affiliates. The first game for contestants to predict is set for Thursday, August 29.

With each game valued at one point, a weekly winner will be determined by the individual who accumulates the most points. In addition, contestants will be asked to estimate the total points scored by both teams of a predetermined game. In case of a tiebreaker, the contestant with the most accurate prediction of total points scored will be the weekly winner.

“Fans from around the country continue to have a great time with this promotion and we want to continue to make the college football experience a fun and exciting one,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We would like to thank Boss Chicken for supporting this contest and hope it makes the college football season more exciting for everyone that participates.”

The 14 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Weekly winners will automatically advance to “Championship Week,” in which they will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Captain’s Club level tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, two VIP Pre-game tent party tickets, one parking pass and One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 tenders, four fries, four drinks, four Texas Toast) & four sundaes.

Football fans must register for the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken by logging into http://sunbowl.org/contest/register. For complete rules and regulations please visit http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS PROMOTION IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES.

Objective of Contest
General. The objective of the Promotion is to correctly select the “winning team” for each U.S. college football game offered during the fourteen (14) weeks of the Promotion Period: Week fifteen (15) will be used to determine an overall contest winner. Each weekly winner will automatically be entered into the “Championship Week” where they will have to correctly select the “winning team” of the selected conference championship games.

• Week 1 (Thurs., Aug. 29)
• Week 2 (Thurs., Sept. 5)
• Week 3 (Thurs., Sept. 12)
• Week 4 (Thurs., Sept. 19)
• Week 5 (Thurs., Sept. 26)
• Week 6 (Thurs., Oct. 3)
• Week 7 (Thurs., Oct. 10)
• Week 8 (Thurs., Oct. 17)
• Week 9 (Thurs., Oct. 24)
• Week 10 (Thurs., Oct.. 31)
• Week 11 (Thurs., Nov. 7)
• Week 12 (Thurs., Nov. 14)
• Week 13 (Thurs., Nov. 21)
• Week 14 (Thurs., Nov. 28)
• Week 15 Championship Week (Thurs., Dec. 5)

Complete Rules and Regulations
1. This contest is open to all persons 18 years of age and older. Employees and agents of the Sun Bowl Association and their immediate family members are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded in this contest. Limit to one entry per person per week.

2. Eligible entries must be received no later than the kick-off time of the first game of each week of the NCAA College football season.

3. No purchase necessary.

4. The contest prizes are:

One (1) First place prize of:
Two (2) Captain’s Club Tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) parking pass
Two (2) Pre-game tent party tickets
One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 SUNDAES

One (1) Second Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Premium section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass
One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 LARGE CUSTARDS

One (1) Third Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Preferred section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass
One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 MEDIUM CUSTARDS

One (1) Fourth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Stadium section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.
One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast) & 4 SMALL CUSTARDS

One (1) Fifth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Sun Seats section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.
One (1) Boss Chicken FAMILY PACK (12 Tenders, 4 Fries, 4 Drinks, 4 Texas Toast)

Fourteen (14) Weekly winners will receive:
Two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO

Approximate value of prizes are as follows: 1st place prize – $1,412.00, 2nd place prize – $175.00, 3rd place prize – $160, 4th place prize – $138, 5th place prize – $98, Weekly winners prize – $53

5. The Sun Bowl Association reserves the right to substitute a product of equivalent or higher value in the event that the prize described herein is unavailable.

6. To enter the contest, log on to the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl website at www.sunbowl.org/contest and correctly select the “winning team” for each U.S. college football game offered during the fourteen (14) weeks of the Promotion Period. Weekly contest winners will be determined by the individuals who have accumulated the most points during that week. In the event of a tie the tie breaker will be used to determine that week’s winner by whoever is closest to the total points scored by both teams in the predetermined game each week. The Sun Bowl Association will randomly draw a weekly winner in the event that there is still a tie after the tie breaker. Weekly winners can only win once. Weekly winners will be automatically entered into the “Championship Week” where they will then have to correctly select the “winning team” of each U.S. college football conference championship game offered during the fifteenth (15) week. In the event of a tie the tie breaker will be used to determine a contest winner by whoever guesses closest to the total points scored by all teams combined in the 2019 PAC-12 and 2019 ACC Championship games. The Sun Bowl Association will randomly draw a winner in the event that there is still a tie after the tie breaker.

7. To be confirmed as the winner, the selected entrant will be required to sign a declaration and release form that confirms compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize awarded, releases the contest sponsors and their agents from any liability and consents to the use of his/her name, voice and/or photograph or likeness without compensation in any materials disseminated by the Sun Bowl Association in connection with this contest.

8. The prizes are not transferable or convertible into cash or otherwise and must be accepted as awarded. Contest winners may not request substitution of prizes awarded.

9. The Sun Bowl Association reserves the right to alter the terms of this contest or terminate or withdraw this contest at any time without prior notice, as allowed by law. All results and decisions made by the Sun Bowl Association are final.

10. This contest is subject to all and Federal, State and Municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

11. The Sun Bowl Association and its affiliates accept no responsibility for stolen, lost or misdirected entries.

12. Neither the Sun Bowl Association, Sun Bowl Association sponsors, nor employees or volunteers of the Sun Bowl Association or its sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner. The Sun Bowl Association makes no warranties (express or implied) and is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any contest promoted by the Sun Bowl Association.

13. Entry forms obtained from unauthorized sources or that are illegible, mutilated, altered, mechanically reproduced, forged, counterfeited, or irregular in any way will be considered void.

14. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs which may be incurred. The Sun Bowl Association reserves the right to submit all applicable tax forms to contest winners reflecting the value of prizes awarded.

15. Good luck!


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART SIX) August 23, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART SIX)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with Sun Bowl Association Media Relations Director Eddie Morelos, as he speaks his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (@TonyTheTigerSunBowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS August 20, 2019

TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS

EL PASO, Texas — Today, a new era of college football begins as Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® is announced as the title sponsor of the newly-named Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl. The postseason contest will feature a power-five matchup between members of the ACC and Pac-12 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will be televised for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The agreement between the Sun Bowl Association and Frosted Flakes® was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.

The multiyear partnership is marked by Tony the Tiger® being the first mascot to lend his name to a college football bowl game. What’s more, Tony is returning the Sun Bowl to its inaugural mission — helping kids play sports — something that hasn’t been a focus since the birth of the Sun Bowl.

In 1935, the first-ever Sun Bowl was played to benefit underprivileged children and to finance improvements for the El Paso High School Stadium. In 2019, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will align with Tony’s “Mission Tiger” initiative, raising awareness and funds for at-risk middle school sports programs through a multiyear partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. Whether a team has been eliminated, needs to upgrade training equipment or needs new uniforms, “Mission Tiger” is ready to help.

“Tony the Tiger has been dedicated to fueling active kids since 1952, and it’s a core value we share with the founders of the Sun Bowl Association,” said Brant Wheaton, Marketing Director of Kellogg U.S. Ready-To-Eat Cereal segment. “At Frosted Flakes, we believe every kid should have a chance to be able to play like a Tiger and are committed to keeping middle school kids active in the El Paso community and beyond.”

The Sun Bowl features events all week long that celebrate the city and welcome visitors to enjoy the sense of community that comes from playing and watching football.

“In light of the recent, heartbreaking events in El Paso, it is more important now than ever to focus on the strength of this community and the events that make our city great,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association. “That’s why we are thrilled to partner with Tony the Tiger and Frosted Flakes to help continue this event’s longstanding tradition of uniting our community, and with a renewed focus on aiding middle school sports, we hope to positively impact families and young athletes beyond game day.”

In addition to the exclusive naming rights the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl has a fresh new logo for the 86-year old game. The fully integrated partnership will amplify across digital and social media, content, in-stadium exposure, product sampling and on-site activation at the game and other Sun Bowl organization events.

Follow the Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl through social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and learn more at MissionTiger.com. Ticket packages for the 2019 Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl go on sale on Sept. 1 and can be purchased by visiting SunBowl.org or calling 915-533-4416.

TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS

TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS

TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS

TONY THE TIGER® CLAIMS SUN BOWL TITLE PARTNERSHIP AND RETURNS THE GAME TO ORIGINAL MISSION: HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1935 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.

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7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART FIVE) August 16, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART FIVE)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with retired El Paso Times Sports Editor Bill Knight as he speaks his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SUN COURT August 12, 2019

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SUN COURT

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced the 2019 Sun Court, including a new Sun Queen, Lady-in-Waiting, and Sun Princesses on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the El Paso Country Club

Ten new Sun Princesses join the 2019-20 Sun Queen, Elizabet Vega and Lady-in-Waiting, Diana Martinez as ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association, while also representing the city of El Paso.

“Our Sun Court is a very important part of our association and events,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “These young ladies, who are all originally from El Paso, are very well rounded and represent the Borderland very well.”

The Sun Court Coronation has been a part of the Sun Bowl since the first-ever college Sun Bowl game played in 1936. Coronation played a huge social role in the “Sun Carnival”, the week-long pageantry associated with the Sun Bowl.

According to the 1938 Sun Bowl game program, “The social side of the Sun Carnival centers around the Coronation of the Sun Queen with her Lady-In-Waiting and Royal Court of Princesses from all the cities of the Sun Empire and the Grand Ball tendered by the Association in honor of Her Majesty and Court.”

Today, the Sun Court serves as ambassadors for the city of El Paso. The ladies of the court volunteer at various community events and make appearances at the Marathon All-America Golf Classic, the Sun Bowl Parade, Weststar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, Hyundai Sun Bowl, Helen of Troy Charm Camp and many other events throughout the year.

2019-20 Sun Court

Elizabeth Vega – 2019 Sun Queen
Elizabeth Vega is the daughter of Angela Olivas and Manuel Vega. She is a 2016 graduate of Coronado High School and the International Baccalaureate Program where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. Her philanthropy began in high school when she formed Packages for Patriots, assembling care packages for Fort Bliss soldiers returning from deployment.

Her college education commenced at the University of Arizona where she was appointed as the Vice President of IT for the Eller College of Management Dean’s Council and was the recipient of the Rising Star Award her outstanding achievements in academics. Elizabeth was a Pre-Professional Academic Communities of Excellence (P.A.C.E.) member, serving as a mentor for incoming Eller College of Management pre-business freshmen. She has since continued her education at the University of Texas at El Paso. Now a senior majoring in Marketing, she has maintained a 4.0 and has been named to the Dean’s list at both Arizona and UTEP.

Outside of her education and career goals, Elizabeth has made it her mission to volunteer her time throughout El Paso. She assisted in bell ringing during the holiday season to encourage donations towards the Salvation Army. She helped demolish and clean a new location for the El Pasoans Food Bank. At the Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes, she directed participants and cheered them on along the route. She worked with Rebuilding Together El Paso to repaint and repair the house of a community member as a part of National Rebuilding Day.

While Elizabeth has worked at UTEP and El Paso Locomotive FC, volunteered throughout the city, and served as a 2018 Sun Princess, she has gained a greater understanding of the city of El Paso. From the beauty of the Franklin mountains, the richness of the culture, and the hospitality of El Pasoans, it truly is a place like no other. The Sun Bowl is an organization that exemplifies these qualities to every visitor while also giving back to the community. Elizabeth is honored to represent both the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso as the 2019 Sun Bowl Queen.

2019-20 Sun Queen, Elizabeth Vega

2019-20 Sun Queen, Elizabeth Vega

Diana Martinez – 2019 Lady-in-Waiting
Diana Martinez is the daughter of Daniel and Gabriela Martinez. Diana is graduate of Hanks High School and currently a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso. currently a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso. Upon graduation, she will earn a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology and Spanish. Ultimately, her goal is to become a physical therapist to help the elderly along with athletes in rehabilitation.

Currently, Diana is a Presidential Excellence Scholarship recipient which is a scholarship that is awarded to students with exceptional leadership skills. She has also been on the Dean’s list for three consecutive years. Chosen among students in the Kinesiology department, she was chosen as a runner up to participate in the American College of Sports Medicine State conference. To add on to her scholastic achievements, Diana is the Vice President of the Kinesiology club and the social outreach officer of the Pre-Physical Therapy Association at UTEP.

Being part of the sun court is a significant accomplishment for Diana because she feels that the Sun Court displays the grace and forte of a group of educated women and what they have to offer for future generations.

Lady-in-Waiting, Diana Martinez and Sun Queen, Elizabeth Vega

Lady-in-Waiting, Diana Martinez and Sun Queen, Elizabeth Vega

Alison McLean – 2019 Sun Princess
Alison McLean is the daughter of Michael and Gina McLean. She graduated from Coronado High School in 2017 and is currently a Junior at the University of Texas at Austin where she is pursuing dual majors in Accounting and Business Honors. She is also a part of the Business Honors Program in the McCombs School of Business.

During her time at the University of Texas, Alison has been involved in the Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma and is currently serving as the Assistant Philanthropy Chair where she works closely with members of Reading is Fundamental and the B+ Foundation to organize events and promote the importance of literacy in the community and philanthropy within the chapter. In addition to her leadership role within in her sorority, Alison also serves as a member of the Ethics Board and as a Hometown Recruiter within the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business. Through these positions, Alison has worked closely with the school’s faculty to promote ethical behavior and has helped promote the Business Honors Program to potential applicants.

Alison has always shown a passion for service and giving back to her community. In high school, Alison gave back to the El Paso Community through her numerous years serving on the Coronado Student Council. Now, she is building on her passion for service in the Austin community by serving as a Community Mentor with Austin Partners in Education.

Ever since Alison was a little girl, she has looked up to the Sun Court as models of community service. Now Alison hopes to serve as a role model to the next generation of girls in El Paso and is eager to represent the city of El Paso in such a unique and impactful way.

Briana Guerrero – 2019 Sun Princess
Briana Guerrero is the daughter of Carlos & Angelica Guerrero. She is a senior studying Graphic Design at the University of Texas at El Paso and a graduate of Harmony Science Academy.

Briana was recently elected President of the UTEP chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Although she is still training for her newly elected position, she is excited to get started, as she has many ideas on how to strengthen the connections between the organizations members and lead a thriving group of designers.

Before enrolling at UTEP, Brianna attended Abilene Christian University, where she had an internship with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. During her internship she was tasked with designing promotional materials for various campaigns aimed at promoting diversity on campus. While working in this internship she had the chance to interact with students from all over the world, which she says ignited a passion for learning about other cultures.

Brianna says that it is an absolute privilege to represent El Paso as part of the Sun Court. She wants the opportunity to speak to out of town visitors about the cultural richness and diversity of El Paso. However, she says she is most excited to be giving back to the city that “has her heart”.

Brittany Baffert – 2019 Sun Princess
Brittany Baffert is the daughter of Bret and Sandra Baffert. Brittany is currently a Junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Applied Learning and Development and is a graduate of Coronado High School. Aside from her academic endeavors, Brittany enjoys playing golf and giving back to her community.

Brittany has been involved in several organizations in her time at UTEP. Brittany recently served as the as the Sisterhood Chair for her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. In her term as Sisterhood chair she was an advocate for the organization Autism Speaks and helped develop the importance of sisterhood within the chapter. Brittany is also a member of Christians at UTEP and is a recipient of Mount Kiwanis Scholarship.

In 2017, Brittany volunteered with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of El Paso where she helped organize and facilitate the “Dance for Kid’s Sake” fundraiser. She has also been able to give back to her community through her job at Topgolf. Topgolf consistently works with the Make a Wish Foundation in order to grant wishes to children with life threatening conditions. In addition to working at Topgolf, Brittany also is employed as a sales associate at Kendra Scott, where she partakes in KGB (Kendra Gives Back) parties where a percentage is given back to local organizations/ individuals in the community as she holds the core value of philanthropy close to her heart.

Brittany’s love for the El Paso Community and commitment to giving back is what inspired her to apply to be on the Sun Court. She is looking forward to being a spokesperson for the Sun City and leaving a positive impact on El Paso.

Carla Viesca – 2019 Sun Princess
Carla Viesca is the daughter of Dr. Carlos and Rocio Viesca. She is a rising senior studying Psychology with a minor in Biology at Baylor University and a Franklin High School graduate. Upon graduation she plans on applying to medical school and hopes to attend a Texas Medical School in the fall of 2020.

While at Baylor, Carla has become a member of the pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) and the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS). Carla has served on the yearly MAPS medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic where she helped set up clinics and pharmacies for the community. Carla will also be serving on the executive board as the Mission Trip Co-Chair for MAPS this coming year.

Carla has volunteered in El Paso at the El Paso Specialty Hospital and in Waco with the Family Health Center and Quality Care Nursing Home, while also researching and volunteering at Baylor Scott & White in Temple.

Carla loves the close-knit community of El Paso and hopes to return one day as a physician in order to better serve her community. In the meantime, Carla hopes to represent El Paso and the Sun Court and be part of the amazing tradition as well as inspiring other girls just like her. Carla has a great appreciation for the city of El Paso for making her the person she is today and would be honored to represent them in this way.

Jaylene Placencia – 2019 Sun Princess
Jaylene Placencia is the daughter of Raul Placencia and Melissa Cortez, and she is a Maxine L. Silva Health Magnet High School graduate. Jaylene is a sophomore at the University of Texas at El Paso where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Upon graduation Jaylene plans on pursuing a career in serving others in the medical field.

Jaylene has received several awards and recognition due to her academic success as a nursing student, receiving multiple scholarships. These scholarships include Mickey Solis “Nurses are Heroes” Scholarship, LULAC Council 8 Scholarship which gave her congressional recognition from Beto O’Rourke and finally the St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus Scholarship. She has also earned 2nd place in two competitions for Health Occupation Students of America in Clinical Nursing.

Jaylene spends her time volunteering for a local non-profit organization El Paso Pro-Musica where she helps in various operations including guest artist hospitality, concert promotion and front house during concerts. On top of that Jaylene takes pride in volunteering with her church where she serves as a lector, confirmation teacher and general volunteer at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Jaylene strongly believes that beauty and poise do not depend solely on looks but on hard work and dedication to their future. Being part of the Sun Court will allow her to represent the beautiful city of El Paso and the Sun Bowl Association, while bringing her message to young women in the community. Jaylene hopes to become a role model to students and members of the city.

Katlyn Crawford – 2019 Sun Princess
Katlyn Crawford is the daughter of Jeffery and Teresa Crawford. Katlyn is a graduate of Immanuel Christian School and is currently a Senior at the University of Texas at El Paso studying Nursing. Upon graduation from UTEP, Katlyn hopes to become an ER or ICU nurse.

Katlyn has shown great commitment to her nursing career since attending UTEP. She has spent time shadowing several nurses and physicians in the El Paso area. Because of her dedication to her academics, Katlyn was awarded the Nursing Program Summer Scholarship in 2018 and 2019. She has also previously served as an English tutor at El Paso Academy where she helped prepare students for both their classes and end of year exams. Additionally, Katlyn is a member of the Texas Student Nursing Association.

Katlyn is dedicated to the improvement of the El Paso community. She has logged over 300 volunteer hours, from completing screenings at the farmers market to helping with hygiene drives for the schools in El Paso. She has also volunteered with her church, helping build homes for underprivileged populations in El Paso.

Katlyn looks forward to the Sun Bowl every year. Going to the game has been a tradition for her family for several years. She is excited to represent the city of El Paso and help pave the way for future generations of girls in the Sun City.

Lauren Flores – 2019 Sun Princess
Lauren Flores is the daughter of Charles Lopez and Martha Luna-Lopez. She is a senior studying Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso and a graduate of Chapin High School. Upon graduation she is planning on pursuing a career as a physical therapist.

Lauren has been part of many organizations on campus such as Health Occupations for Students in America (HOSA), Pre-Physical Therapy Association, Kinesiology club and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). She is also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity (ZTA), where she has served on both the Executive Committee as Panhellenic Delegate and the Judiciary Committee. As Panhellenic Delegate she serves as an ambassador for ZTA to the larger fraternity/sorority community.

Lauren is also heavily involved in volunteer work throughout El Paso, volunteering to help raise awareness about breast cancer and ovarian health via educational and recreational activities. She has also worked with the Hospitals of Providence, the El Paso Specialty Physicians Group and the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age fitness program.

Lauren has stated that the role of the Sun Court is to represent the city, its values and traditions. As a Sun Princess she wants to make sure that she does that, while also representing the strength of minorities, the dedication of a female leader and to embody the pride of the El Paso community.

Lindsey Myers – 2019 Sun Princess
Lindsey Myers, daughter of Russell and Norma Myers, is a junior at New Mexico State University studying Mechanical Engineering. She was born and raised in El Paso and is a graduate of Eastwood High School.

Lindsey began her college career at El Paso Community College, where she became a member of the UTEP Marching Miners. While at EPCC, Lindsey was inducted into the community college honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. With Phi Theta Kappa, Lindsey volunteered at many meeting and events including attending the Catalyst Convention last year. During this time, Lindsey worked as a Regional Leader for Cengage which allowed her to communicate, oversee, and travel with the company to better student’s college learning experience. She also had the opportunity to participate in a marketing campaign for Cengage learning in Boston.

While at New Mexico State University, she has had the chance to volunteer with the Women in STEM organization. She has volunteered at many events, such as the Girls Can Convention and the Space Fest, to help spark the excitement of the STEM field for women and younger generations.

As a proud El Pasoan, Lindsey has been representing her love for her hometown her whole life. She is very excited and honored to continue to represent the Sun City that she loves as a 2019- 20 Sun Princess.

Paige Dorsey – 2019 Sun Princess
Paige Dorsey is a junior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso. Paige is the daughter to David and Susie Dorsey and a graduate of Franklin High School.

Paige is a Miner Ambassador at UTEP, where she is a student leader who represents the University and helps out with a variety of events. Paige is also a member of the Accounting Society student organization. Her role in this organization is to spread awareness of business opportunities and accounting knowledge to all majors. Paige is also a piccolo player for the Symphonic Band at UTEP. Paige is also a tutor and teachers assistant in the accounting department of UTEP, aiding students and professors.

Paige also enjoys helping the El Paso community by volunteering for her alma mater, Franklin High School. She helps out with the band, graduation ceremonies, and aided in the coordination of prom.

Ever since Paige was a little girl, she looked up to the Sun Court and the women involved. Paige has so much pride for the city of El Paso, and stated that she cannot wait to share the diversity of people, friendliness, vibrancy, and the growth potential with all who visit as a member of the 2019- 20 Sun Court.

Mackenzie Cochran – 2019 Sun Princess
Mackenzie Cochran is the daughter of Dave Cochran and Elizabeth Acosta and a graduate of Coronado High School. Mackenzie is currently a Junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in biology and minoring in economics.

Since attending UTEP, Mackenzie has been involved in several areas of the University. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority where she has previously served as the chapter’s Volunteer Chair. She will be serving as the Director of Membership Enrichment for the upcoming school year. Mackenzie was also elected by her peers to serve as a Senator-at-Large in UTEP’s Student Government Association. She will be working on projects throughout the year to improve the overall student experience and campus life at UTEP. Mackenzie is also working with Miner Athletics as a Student Assistant where she assists in video production and graphic design.

Much of Mackenzie’s volunteer experience is with the Sun Bowl Association. She has previously volunteered with the Sun Bowl soccer tournament and was a member of the CBS Host Committee.

Mackenzie is a proud El Pasoan and believes that the Sun Bowl Association embodies a lot of what the Sun City is all about. She is looking forward to showcasing El Paso’s unique culture and landscape through her role on the Sun Court.


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART FOUR) August 8, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART FOUR)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with Sun Bowl Association Executive Assistant Amber Herrera speaking about her memories of the longstanding bowl game and her thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, Aug. 9 – Amber Herrera (Sun Bowl Executive Director Assistant)
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART THREE) July 31, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART THREE)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with host of ‘Sports Talk’ on KROD AM 600, Steve Kaplowitz, speaking about his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, Aug. 2 – Steve Kaplowitz (AM 600 KROD – Sports Talk Radio Host)
Friday, Aug. 9 – Amber Herrera (Sun Bowl Executive Director Assistant)
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART TWO) July 26, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART TWO)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series began Friday, July 19 and continues today with Sun Bowl Association Marketing Director Jay Pritchard speaking about his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, July 26 – Jay Pritchard (Sun Bowl Marketing Director)
Friday, Aug. 2 – Steve Kaplowitz (AM 600 KROD – Sports Talk Radio Host)
Friday, Aug. 9 – Amber Herrera (Sun Bowl Executive Director Assistant)
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART ONE) July 18, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES (PART ONE)

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series begins Friday, July 19 with Duke Keith speaking about his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).

7-on-7 Series
Friday, July 19 – Duke Keith (radio host, Sun Bowl internal PA and Locomotives TV play-by-play)
Friday, July 26 – Jay Pritchard (Sun Bowl Marketing Director)
Friday, Aug. 2 – Steve Kaplowitz (AM 600 KROD – Sports Talk Radio Host)
Friday, Aug. 9 – Amber Herrera (Sun Bowl Executive Director Assistant)
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)


7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES July 16, 2019

7-ON-7 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE SUN BOWL VIDEO SERIES

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has put together a seven-week series of videos with seven different members of the sports and football community discussing college football and the annual Sun Bowl football game.

The series is set to begin on Friday, July 19 with Duke Keith speaking about his memories of the longstanding bowl game and his thoughts on college football.

“We wanted to start creating excitement as the 2019 college football season is quickly approaching,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We hope fans and followers enjoy this series and we anticipate everyone showing up to the 86th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.”

7-on-7 Series
Friday, July 19 – Duke Keith (radio host, Sun Bowl internal PA and Locomotives TV play-by-play)
Friday, July 26 – Jay Pritchard (Sun Bowl Marketing Director)
Friday, Aug. 2 – Steve Kaplowitz (AM 600 KROD – Sports Talk Radio Host)
Friday, Aug. 9 – Amber Herrera (Sun Bowl Executive Director Assistant)
Friday, Aug. 16 – Bill Knight (El Paso Times sports writer (retired))
Friday, Aug. 23 – Eddie Morelos (Sun Bowl Media Relations Director)
Friday, Aug. 30 – Bernie Olivas (Sun Bowl Executive Director)

Find videos on YouTube (search for Sun Bowl Association), at www.sunbowl.org and on Facebook (Hyundai Sun Bowl).


TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 58TH ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL June 26, 2019

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 58TH ANNUAL WESTSTAR BANK  DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and WestStar Bank are pleased to announce the teams coming to El Paso for the 58th Annual WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, which will be held, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, in the Don Haskins Center.

The tournament brings in teams that posted 31, 22 and 19 wins, which includes two top-100 teams per RPI. Joining the UTEP Miners in the Don Haskins Center this year will be UC Irvine, Kent State and North Carolina A&T.

“We have another competitive tournament lined-up for college basketball fans to enjoy,” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “This tournament has become a tradition and the history of teams and players that have come through El Paso is tremendous. Our basketball committee, which is led by Barry Kobren, continues to seek out and work towards bringing quality teams to the Don Haskins Center.”

UC Irvine returns to the Sun Bowl Invitational for the third time after winning the tournament in 2015. The Anteaters have won four conference titles in the last six years, including a Big West Conference championship in 2018-19 to help finish with a final RPI of 61. UC Irvine reached the NCAA Tournament last year and picked up a big win over No. 4 Seed and Big 12 Champion Kansas State to reach round of 32.

Kent State, which is led by head coach Rob Senderoff, who is the all-time winningest coach at Kent State, will also make its third appearance in the Sun Bowl Invitational. The Golden Flashes won the tournament in 1999 and fell by three points to UTEP in the title game in 2014. Kent State finished the 2018-19 season with a 22-11 record and made it to postseason play for the 17th time in 21 years.

North Carolina A&T is making its first appearance in the Sun Bowl Invitational and is led by Coach Jay Joyner, who completed his third season at the helm. The Aggies finished 13-3 in MEAC play last season, finishing the season undefeated at home in conference play for the second straight year.

‘This year’s tournament should be one of our most competitive with three visiting teams having won at least 19 games last year, and it’s also great having an NCAA tournament team who won 31 games,” said Tournament Director Barry Kobren. “Everyone is anticipating a vastly improved UTEP team with their infusion of new talent.”

The UTEP Miners are led by head coach Rodney Terry, who enters his second season as the team leader. The Miners return sophomore Efe Odigie, who averaged 12.7 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest while being named to the 2018-19 All-Conference USA Freshman team. He is the first UTEP player to finish the season averaging a double-double since Terry White accomplished the feat (10.1 ppg/10.2 rpg) in 1981-82. Odigie is one of nine Miners to average a double-double in a single season. In total, the Miners will return four scholarship players from last season and have two incoming freshmen players. There are also two sophomores, who sat out last season due to transfer rules. There are five juniors on the team for the 2019-20 season.

For more information on the 2019 WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational please go to www.sunbowl.org.

UC Irvine Anteaters
• Big West Conference Champions (Four Conference Titles in last six years)
• 31-6 overall record and 15-1 in conference play
• #61 in Final RPI
• The ’Eaters set a slew of school records in 2018-19 including the most wins (31) and longest winning streak (17 games) in program history
UCI is ranked fourth nationally in field goal percentage defense
• The team ranks ninth in rebound margin (+7.0)
• Led by Coach Russell Turner who was named Conference Coach of the Year for the third time

Kent State Golden Flashes
• 22-11 overall record and 11-7 in MAC Conference play (Most wins since 2009-10 season)
• 17th Postseason in 21 Years (CIT Tournament)
• Third Appearance in Sun Bowl
• No. 90 in Final RPI
• Head coach Rob Senderoff has led the team to postseason in all eight of his seasons as head coach including NCAA tournament in 2017

North Carolina A&T Aggies
• 19-13 overall and 13-3 in MEAC Conference play (2nd Place)
• The Aggies 13 conference wins are the most they have had since going 16-0 during the 1987-88 MEAC regular-season
• The Aggies improved 17 games from the 2016-17 season to the 2017-18 season coming one game shy of tying UTEP’s 18-game improvement in 2003-04

UTEP Miners
• 8-21 overall record and 3-15 in Conference USA play after the 2018-19 season
• Returning C-USA All-Freshman team member Efe Odigie
• Added two new assistant coaches in Kenton Paulino and Arturo Ormond
• Miners have won 31 Sun Bowl Invitational tournaments


MEET THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION STAFF June 12, 2019

MEET THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION STAFF

FBA ANNOUNCES 2019-20 BOWL SCHEDULE May 30, 2019

FBA ANNOUNCES 2019-20 BOWL SCHEDULE

Herewith is the 2019-20 FBA bowl schedule. It includes 41 total games, beginning on Friday, December 20 and concluding with the sixth College Football Playoff National Championship Game, to be contested Monday, January 13 at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Thirty-six games will be televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks [ESPN, ESPN2, ABC]. The longest-running bowl/TV partner relationship is the Hyundai Sun Bowl, being carried on CBS for the 52nd consecutive year. FOX will carry two games, as will CBS Sports Network.

DATEBOWLTEAMSLOCATIONTIME [ET] – TV
Friday, Dec. 20
Makers Wanted Bahamas BowlMAC/C-USA – Nassau, Bahamas – 2:00 pm – ESPN

Frisco BowlAAC/At-Large – Frisco, TX – 7:30 pm – ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 21
Celebration BowlMEAC/SWAC – Atlanta, GA – 12 pm – ABC

New Mexico Bowl – MW/C-USA – Albuquerque, NM – 2 pm – ESPN

Cure BowlAAC/Sun Belt – Orlando, FL – 2:30 pm – CBSSN

Cheribundi Boca Raton BowlAAC/C-USA/MAC – Boca Raton, FL – 3:30 pm – ABC

Camellia BowlMAC/Sun Belt Montgomery, AL – 5:30 pm – ESPN

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl – MW/Pac-12 – Las Vegas, NV – 7:30 pm – ABC

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Sun Belt/C-USA – New Orleans, LA – 9:00 pm – ESPN

Monday, Dec. 23
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla BowlAAC/C-USA – Tampa, FL – 2:30 pm – ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 24
SoFi Hawai’i BowlBYU/MW or AAC – Honolulu, HI – 8:00 pm – ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 26
Walk-On’s Independence BowlSEC/ACC – Shreveport, LA – 4:00 pm – ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl – Big Ten/ACC – Detroit, MI – 8:00 pm – ESPN

Friday, Dec. 27
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop GrummanACC/AAC – Annapolis, MD – 12 pm – ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Big Ten/ACC – Bronx, NY – 3:20 pm – ESPN

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl – Big 12/SEC – Houston, TX – 6:45 pm – ESPN

SDCCU Holiday Bowl – Pac-12/Big Ten – San Diego, CA – 8:00 pm – FS1

Cheez-It Bowl – Big 12/Pac-12 – Phoenix, AZ – 10:15 pm – ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 28
Camping World BowlACC/Big 12 – Orlando, FL – 12 pm – ABC

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – New Year’s Six – Arlington, TX – 12 pm – ESPN

Chick-fil-A Peach BowlCFP Semifinal – Atlanta, GA – 4 or 8 pm – ESPN

PlayStation Fiesta BowlCFP Semifinal – Glendale, AZ – 4 or 8 pm – ESPN

Monday, Dec. 30
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – Big 12/C-USA – Dallas, TX – 12:30 pm – ESPN

Redbox Bowl – Pac-12/Big Ten – Santa Clara, CA – 4:00 pm – FOX

Franklin American Music City BowlSEC/ACC or Big Ten – Nashville, TN – 4:00 pm – ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl – New Year’s Six – Miami Gardens, FL – 8:00 pm – ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 31
Belk BowlACC/SEC – Charlotte, NC – 12 pm – ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl – Pac-12/ACC – El Paso, TX – 2:00 p.m. – CBS

AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Big 12/SEC – Memphis, TN – 3:45 pm – ESPN

Arizona Bowl – MW/Sun Belt – Tucson, AZ – 4:30 pm – CBSSN

Valero Alamo Bowl – Big 12/Pac-12 – San Antonio, TX – 7:30 pm – ESPN

Wednesday, Jan. 1
Citrus BowlSEC/Big Ten or ACC – Orlando, FL – 1:00 pm – ABC

Outback Bowl – Big Ten/SEC – Tampa, FL – 1:00 pm – ESPN

Rose Bowl Game Presented By Northwestern Mutual – Big Ten/Pac-12 – Pasadena, CA – 5:00 pm – ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl – Big 12/SEC – New Orleans, LA – 8:45 pm – ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 2
Birmingham BowlSEC/AAC – Birmingham, AL – 3:00 pm – ESPN

Tax Slayer Gator BowlSEC/ACC/Big Ten – Jacksonville, FL – 7:00 pm – ESPN

Friday, Jan. 3
Famous Idaho Potato BowlMAC/MW – Boise, ID – 3:30 pm – ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 4
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – MW/Big 10 – Dallas, TX – 11:30 am – ESPN

Monday, Jan. 6
Mobile AL Bowl – Sun Belt/MAC – Mobile, AL – 7:30 pm ESPN

Monday, Jan. 13
CFP National Championship – New Orleans, LA – 8:00 pm – ESPN


STUART SLIVA TAKES OVER AS SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION BOARD PRESIDENT May 1, 2019

STUART SLIVA TAKES OVER AS SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION BOARD PRESIDENT

EL PASO, Texas – Stuart Sliva took over as Sun Bowl Association Board President on May 1 and is set to hold the position until April of 2020.

Sliva has had a successful career in the automotive industry for over 25 years and is currently an executive representing the Ford brand with Fortune 200 company, Group 1 Automotive. Sliva is a recipient of four straight Group 1 Chairman Awards, an eight-time President’s Award winner with Ford Motor Company.

“I look forward to working together with Stuart Sliva at the helm of the Board of Directors and we expect that he will do a great job in keeping the Sun Bowl Association one of the top and long-standing organizations in El Paso,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association.

In his new role as President, Sliva is dedicated to the continued success of the Sun Bowl Association events such as the Sun Bowl Marathon All-American Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, and the 86th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl, scheduled on December 31, 2019.

Stuart’s priority is to preserve the legacy of the Sun Bowl Association and to continue the longstanding El Paso traditions many generations of families can enjoy.

“What a distinguished honor it is to have the opportunity to lead one of the most respected and long-standing organizations in El Paso, with 86 years of existence,” Sliva said. “We have such a great group of community leaders guiding the way for the future of the Sun Bowl Association. This is a very exciting time to be a part of the Sun Bowl. I am very confident that this is going to be a great year of growth and success for our association.”

Prior to taking on the role as Sun Bowl Association President, Stuart has served on the Board of Directors/Advisory since 1999, starting with co-chairing the Sun Bowl Rotarian Team Luncheon.

In addition to serving on the board with the Sun Bowl Association, Stuart served as a Trustee/President at St. Clements Church/School, a Rotarian, and former Board of Trustee for Schreiner University.

Stuart Sliva is married to Jennifer Lowenfield Sliva and together they have four children, Mason, Morgan, Cole, and Sophie.

The Board of Directors added two new members in Michelle Hays of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare and Rebekah Wierson of Harrison French & Associates. All board members are listed below.

Board of Directors – 2019-20 Name Business/Company
Chair Emeritus Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Retired
President Stuart Sliva Group 1 Automotive
President-Elect Natalia Flores FirstLight Federal Credit Union
Executive Vice-President Robert Dunlop Schneider Electric
Immediate Past President Scott Mann Kemp Smith Law Firm
Secretary Tammy Gladkowski WestStar Bank
Treasurer John Aranda UTEP – Institutional Advancement
VP Community Relations Brooke Underwood Destination El Paso
VP Marketing Richard Dayoub Thunderbird Management Consulting
VP Legal Affairs Scott Mann Kemp Smith Law Firm
VP Public Relations Wayne Thornton El Paso Parks & Recreation
VP Volunteers Michael Guerra Guerra Investment Advisors
Chairman Basketball Barry Kobren Sanders Partners
Chairman CBS Host Asher Feinberg Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
Chairman Coronation Linda Smith St. Mark’s School
Chairman Football John Folmer RJL Real Estate
Chairman Golf Mark Pelletier El Paso Country Club
Chairman Parade Jim Lawrence Quality Property Management
Chairman Special Events Art Munoz Independent Contractor
Chairman Provisions Allen Rystad Splash and Dash
Member Amen Ayoub Radisson Suites
Member Bill Coon YMCA
Member Michelle Kaip Elevation Hotel Management
Member Victor Salazar GCC Sun City Materials, LLC
Member Michelle Hays Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare
Member Rebekah Wierson HFA (Harrison French & Associates)
Member Travis Hughes Hughes Financial Group
Member Richard Limas Academy Sports + Outdoors
Member Tony Valtier Texas Workforce Commission

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2019-20 SUN COURT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN February 26, 2019

2019-20 SUN COURT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Sun Court. Young women from the El Paso area will have the opportunity to represent the city and be community ambassadors during events such as the Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Hyundai Sun Bowl football game on Dec. 31, 2019.

“We found out that by getting the application out earlier, it allowed those interested in applying to look at their schedules so that they can be a part of all the events we have,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “This is a wonderful tradition for the Sun Bowl and for El Paso. History has shown that we have some of the best women in the community to represent the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso.”

The Sun Court is a tradition that dates back to 1935 and is an important part of the history of the Sun Bowl. Selection is based on poise, appearance, personality, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of El Paso. Contestants must also be a female between the ages of 18-22 (as of Sept. 1), not be married or have children, and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Applications are available online at sunbowl.org and can be emailed to Amber Herrera at aherrera@sunbowl.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 7, 2019 by 3 p.m. (MT).

For questions, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416.

Eligibility and Rules:
All Sun Princess applicants must fit criteria in order to be eligible.

• A female between the ages of 18-22 (as of Sept. 1) and have completed one year of college
• Have not been married and have not had any children
• Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 academic hours or full time in a graduate program
• A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (Transcript must be included with application)
• Sun Princesses may not hold any other title during the time they are members of the Sun Court (i.e. Miss El Paso, Miss Texas, etc…)
• Responsible for their own transportation costs to attend mandatory events


Application/Submission Process: Official application, an official transcript, a professional resume, a color head shot no larger than 5×7, and an essay (500 words or less) telling us about yourself; include school activities and awards, community involvement, employment and why you want to be a Sun Princess.

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