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TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES September 27, 2021

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Jorge Castorena for winning during the week of Sept. 20-26, 2021 of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken. Norris wins two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played on Dec. 31, 2020, along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Jorge Castorena automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The 13 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Jorge Castorena was one of two people to pick eight games correctly while also guessing the total number of points in the tie-breaker game. Castorena was then selected via random drawing.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

A complete list of rules and prizes can be found at http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

This week’s games to pick from: ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN TIME
Duke vs. North Carolina – Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Georgia Tech – Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
Louisville vs. No. 24 Wake Forest – Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
Boston College vs. No. 25 Clemson – Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
USC vs. Colorado – Saturday, October 2 at 12 p.m.
No. 3 Oregon vs. Stanford – Saturday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Syracuse vs. Florida State – Saturday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Washington State vs. California – Saturday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Oregon State – Saturday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
Arizona State vs. No. 20 UCLA – Saturday, October 2 at 8:30 p.m.


PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK SET FOR OCTOBER 20 September 24, 2021

PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK SET FOR OCTOBER 20

EL PASO, Texas – The Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass & Kick is set for, Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. (MT) in Sun Bowl Stadium on the UTEP campus. The free event is open to youth in and around the Borderland and registration is now open.

Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (listed below) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking. Those interested in participating for this free event can register at any Peter Piper Pizza location in El Paso from now through the day of the event.

All participants must bring their birth certificate and a signed parental waiver form (see below) to the stadium, and no cleats are allowed during the competition. If there are any questions or concerns about the competition, please call Jay Pritchard of the Sun Bowl Association at 915-533-4416.

“All winners will be honored at the Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on December 31,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association. “We know and understand that the people of El Paso love football and this is an exciting opportunity for them to compete against other kids in the city.”

Registration can be found at all Peter Piper Pizza locations in El Paso by scanning QR codes within the restaurant and all participants must submit a signed parental waiver form at check-in on the day of the event as well. Parental waivers can be printed from the Sun Bowl Association website (www.sunbowl.org) or can be filled out on that day before the competition at Sun Bowl Stadium.

“We want to give back to the community, so we are partnering with the Sun Bowl Association for this wonderful event,” said Howard Smith, Vice President of Marketing for Peter Piper Pizza.

The first 200 participants to check-in on the day of the event will receive a free t-shirt (sizes are limited) and a water bottle.

After the competition is completed and the scores are totaled, the Sun Bowl Association will hand out first, second and third place medals to the top three finishers in each of the boys’ and girls’ divisions from the five age brackets. The first-place finisher in each of the boys’ and girls’ division from the five age brackets will be recognized at the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 25, 2021. Those first-place finishers will also receive two End Zone section tickets to the 88th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, which is scheduled for Dec. 31, 2021 at 10 a.m. (MT).

ELIGIBILITY
• The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete separately. The five age classifications are based upon the child’s age as of Dec. 31 of the current year.
• There is no charge to participate in the PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT, PASS & KICK.
• All participants must show proof of age at check-in upon arrival. Failure to provide a birth certificate or state or federal issued photo ID will result in that participant being ineligible to compete.
• Participants can register before the competition at any of the Peter Piper Pizza locations in El Paso.
• Start time for the competition is 5 p.m. (MT) and ends at 8 p.m. (MT).
• Event check in on the North End of Sun Bowl Stadium.
• Please be sure to check with your state Athletic Association to ensure that your participation in PPK will not affect your eligibility to take part in any other sports during the school year.
• All participants must submit a signed parental waiver form. Bring the form with you or sign up at the stadium on that day. There will be forms available when you arrive at 5 p.m. (MT) or can be printed off our website at www.sunbowl.org.

2021 Age Verification Chart (as of Dec. 31, 2021 as of 11:59 p.m. local time)
If you were born in: You’re in group:
2015 & 2014 age 6/7
2013 & 2012 age 8/9
2011 & 2010 age 10/11
2009 & 2008 age 12/13
2007 & 2006 age 14/15

REGULATIONS
• No football shoes, turf shoes, cleats or bare feet are allowed. Only soft-sole gym shoes are permitted. Failure to wear gym shoes results in the disqualification of the participant.
• All equipment (other than shoes) needed for the competition will be provided.
• Participants who are 6-7 use a WILSON PEEWEE football. The 8-9 and 10-11 participants use a WILSON JUNIOR football. Participants who are 12-15 use a WILSON INTERMEDIATE football.

Peter Piper Pizza Locations in El Paso
5230 E. Paisano
El Paso, TX 79905

119 N. Balboa Rd.
El Paso, TX 79912

6640 Montana
El Paso, TX 79925

10501 Gateway West
El Paso, TX 79925

9450 Dyer Road
El Paso, TX 79924

5700 N. Desert Blvd
El Paso, TX 79912

1840 Lee Trevino
El Paso, TX 79936

11791 Gateway West Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79936

700 N. Zaragoza Road
El Paso, TX 79907

10771 Gateway South Blvd. Building K
El Paso, TX 79934

1800 N. Zaragosa Road
El Paso, TX 79936

12120 Montana Suite A
El Paso, TX 79938

10870 North Loop Rd.
Socorro, TX 79927

13800 Horizon Blvd.
Horizon, TX 79928

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TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL September 22, 2021

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – Since its inception 60 years ago the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational has taken pride in hosting one of the top basketball tournaments in the country. The Sun Bowl Association and WestStar are pleased to announce the teams coming to El Paso for the WestStar Don Haskin Invitational, which will be held, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 21-22, in the Don Haskins Center.

The tournament committee is bringing in teams that have all recently won their conference championships. Joining the UTEP Miners in the Don Haskins Center this year will be Bradley University, Sam Houston State and North Carolina Central.

“We take great pride in bringing a competitive field to the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational,” said tournament director Barry Kobren. “This year is no exception with teams that will all be competing for an NCAA tournament bid next March. If past success is any indication, we will have a battle to see who wins the championship trophy.”

“WestStar is proud to continue its sponsorship of this long term El Paso competitive college basketball tournament” said David Osborn, President & COO of WestStar.

Bradley is making its first visit to the Sun Bowl Invitational. The Braves have had tremendous success under Coach Brian Wardle. In his first six seasons on the BU sideline, Wardle has built Bradley into a perennial Missouri Valley Conference contender, capped by winning back-to-back championships in 2019 and 2020. Bradley has a history with UTEP having faced them in a memorable NCAA tournament game in 1986. Bradley was led by its all-time leading scorer, Hersey Hawkins, while UTEP’s team featured Jeep Jackson and Tim Hardaway.

Sam Houston State will be making its third appearance in the Sun Bowl Invitational having been to El Paso in 2010 and 2015. The BearKats are led by head coach Jason Hooten, who has done nothing but win since he took over in 2010. He has averaged 20 wins a season and led the Kats to postseason play five times over a six-year period. Sam Houston won the Southland Conference in 2019 and participated in the NIT. The BearKats begin their first season in the Western Athletic Conference this year.

North Carolina Central is making its first appearance in the Sun Bowl Invitational and is led by Coach Levelle Moton, who completed his eleventh season at the helm. In 2019, the Eagles accomplished something that had not been done before in school history as it clinched a third-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance by winning the MEAC Tournament for a third-straight year. NC Central has appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. This year the Eagle’s basketball team was also featured on ESPN. Chris Paul and Stephen A. Smith produced The Undefeated presents “Why Not Us” an eight-episode documentary series examining the distinct culture, experiences and challenges of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) athletic program.

The WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational values its relationship with the HBCU’s as this is the 17th time in 22 years that it will feature an HBCU team. The Sun Bowl Association believes this honors the legacy of the Tournament’s namesake, Coach Haskins.

The UTEP Miners under the direction of first-year head coach Joe Golding, bring back leading scorer Souley Boum, who averaged 18.8 points per game to rank third in C-USA in 2020-21 and earn a spot on the 2021 All C-USA third team.

Also back in the fold is Jamal Bieniemy, who paced the team with 4.0 assists per contest to rate sixth in the league. UTEP’s deep backcourt will also feature Christian Agnew (6.1 ppg) and Keonte Kennedy (8.6 ppg. 5.9 rpg). Veteran Tydus Verhoeven also returns for the Orange and Blue. The 6-9 forward led the Miners in field-goal percentage (62.7), offensive rebounds (47) and blocked shots (27). There are a bevy of newcomers for Golding, including Bonke Maring (Blinn College), Jorell Saterfield (Ranger College), freshman post Kevin Kalu, freshman point guard from France Kezza Giffa, Georgetown transfer Jamari Sibley and Oregon transfer Alfred Hollins.

“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.”

For more information on the 2021 WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational please go to www.sunbowl.org.

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, the Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. For more information on the Sun Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities, www.sunbowl.org. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook, Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (SunBowl2015).

ABOUT WESTSTAR
Now, as the Borderplex region’s leading commercial bank, WestStar has assets of more than $2.5 billion and employs over 330 team members in branches stretching from Fabens, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico. As an active economic driver in our vibrant region, WestStar provides area businesses the capital they need to expand and thrive. In addition to banking services, WestStar also offers an array of financial products, including treasury management, investment, title, and insurance. At WestStar, we take great pride in serving not only as an active economic driver in our region, but also in being a responsible corporate citizen. We want the best for our region, and it drives us to be actively involved in many civic organizations and non-profit agencies through volunteer service, charitable fund-raising, and sponsorships. Our Board of Directors is home to some of the Borderplex’s largest charitable and civic supporters. As individuals, some of us sit as directors on boards, some serve as members, still others volunteer or contribute money. Regardless of our roles, we all share the commitment to serve.


TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES September 20, 2021

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Jeff Norris for winning during the week of Sept. 13-19, 2021 of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken. Norris wins two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played on Dec. 31, 2020, along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Jeff Norris automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The 13 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

A complete list of rules and prizes can be found at http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

This week’s games to pick from: ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN TIME
Wake Forest vs. Virginia – Friday, September 24 at 5 p.m.
Washington State vs. Utah – Saturday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m.
No. 9 Clemson vs. NC State – Saturday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Louisville vs. Florida State – Saturday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m.
No. 24 UCLA vs. Stanford – Saturday, September 25 at 4 p.m.
No. 21 North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech – Saturday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m.
California vs. Washington – Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Arizona vs. No. 3 Oregon – Saturday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Oregon State vs. USC – Saturday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Colorado vs. Arizona State – Saturday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m.


TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES September 13, 2021

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Michelle Little for winning during the week of Sept. 7-12, 2021 of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken. Little wins two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played on Dec. 31, 2020, along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Michelle Little automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The 13 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

A complete list of rules and prizes can be found at http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

This week’s games to pick from: ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN TIME
No. 15 Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia – Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m.
Michigan State vs. No. 24 Miami – Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m.
Minnesota vs. Colorado – Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m.
Florida State vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech vs. No. 6 Clemson – Saturday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m.
USC vs. Washington State – Saturday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Utah vs. San Diego State – Saturday, September 18 at 5 p.m.
Virginia vs. No. 21 North Carolina – Saturday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Stanford vs. Vanderbilt – Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
No. 19 Arizona State vs. No. 23 BYU – Saturday, September 18 at 8:15 p.m.

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TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES September 8, 2021

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY BOSS CHICKEN - WEEKLY WINNER & UPCOMING GAMES

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Pablo Diaz for winning during the week of Sept. 2-6, 2021 of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken. Mr. Diaz wins two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played on Dec. 31, 2020, along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Pablo Diaz automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The 13 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game along with one (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

A complete list of rules and prizes can be found at http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

This week’s games to pick from: ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN TIME
Illinois vs. Virginia – Saturday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m.
No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 4 Ohio State – Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee – Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Rutgers vs. Syracuse – Saturday, September 11 at 12 p.m.
South Carolina State vs. No. 3 Clemson – Saturday, September 11 at 3 p.m.
NC State vs. Mississippi State – Saturday, September 11 at 5 p.m.
No. 6 Texas A&M vs. Colorado – Saturday, September 11 at 6 p.m.
No. 20 Washington vs. Michigan – Saturday, September 11 at 6 p.m.
No. 24 Utah vs. BYU – Saturday, September 11 at 8:15 p.m.
Stanford vs. No. 15 USC – Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 p.m.


Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge Presented by Boss Chicken Returns August 25, 2021

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge Presented by Boss Chicken Returns

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced today that Boss Chicken is on board once again to give football fans around the country a chance to win prize packages along with tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game, which will be played on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at 10 a.m. (MT) by participating in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge presented by Boss Chicken.

The contest is now open with the first games of the contest starting on Thursday, Sept. 2. This weekly contest is free to play with contestants attempting to predict the winners of 10 predetermined Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pac-12 games, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl conference affiliates.

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. There will be 13 weeks of play to determine 13 weekly winners.

“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 13 weekly winners will win two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 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 Larry K. Durham Center passes and two Premium section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, 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.

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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 thirteen (13) weeks of the Promotion Period: Week fourteen (14) 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., Sept. 2)
• Week 2 (Thurs., Sept. 9)
• Week 3 (Thurs., Sept. 16)
• Week 4 (Thurs., Sept. 23)
• Week 5 (Thurs., Sept. 30)
• Week 6 (Thurs., Oct. 7)
• Week 7 (Thurs., Oct. 14)
• Week 8 (Thurs., Oct. 21)
• Week 9 (Thurs., Oct. 28)
• Week 10 (Thurs., Nov. 4)
• Week 11 (Thurs., Nov. 11)
• Week 12 (Thurs., Nov. 18)
• Week 13 (Thurs., Nov. 25)
• Week 14 Championship Week (Thurs., Dec. 2)

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) Larry K Durham Center Passes to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
Two (2) Premium section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Gam
One (1) parking pass
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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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)

Ten (13) Weekly winners will receive:
Two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) Boss Chicken BOSS COMBO

Approximate value of prizes are as follows:
1st place prize – $299.00,
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 thirteen (13) 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 fourteenth (14) 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 2021 PAC-12 and 2021 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!


SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION & THE SWFFL HOSTING THE INAUGURAL SUN BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT August 23, 2021

SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION & THE SWFFL HOSTING THE INAUGURAL SUN BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

EL PASO, Texas – Flag football teams from around the Borderland region and beyond took to the fields at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso, Texas on Aug. 20-22 with multiple teams taking home cash prizes and everyone having a great time with plenty of high-level competition in the Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament.

The teams consisted of 14 members, facing each other in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants received a tournament souvenir while the first-place teams in all divisions took home a tournament championship belt, championship thermal cups and cash.

“After much planning and anticipation of this event, it seems like we were able to team up with a great organization in the Southwest Flag Football League to put on another successful and fun community event. We anticipate growing this event to one of the biggest flag football tournaments in the region,” Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “With college football starting this week, it was a great way to kick things off.”

The winner of the Men’s A-Competitive Division was HTK Stars and the winner of the Women’s A-Competitive division was Vipers both taking home a monetary prize of $2,000.

Walking away with $1,000 each, out of the Men’s B-Intermediate Division, Thunder Express won it all while the Killer Bees stung its way through the bracket in the Men’s C-Recreation Division. Finishing first in the Coed recreational division was SHEEESH, also earning the monetary prize and the championship belt.

“It was great seeing people back at one of our events,” Sun Bowl Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “We hope that this tournament just grows from here.”

Games ran from 6 p.m. (MT) through 11 p.m. (MT) on Friday night, followed by games from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Winners and Runners-up are listed below.

Men’s A-Competitive
Winner: HTK Stars
Runner-up: Main Event

PRINTABLE RESULTS: 2021 Men’s A Competative Division Results – Flag Football2021 Men’s A Competative Division Results – Flag Football

Men's A-Competative Division RESULTS

Men's A-Competative Division RESULTS

Women’s A-Competitive
Winner: Vipers
Runner-up: Young Gunz

PRINTABLE RESULTS: 2021 Women’s Competative Results – Flag Football

Women's Competative Results

Women's Competative Results

Men’s B-Intermediate
Winner: Thunder Express
Runner-up: Evolution

PRINTABLE RESULTS: 2021 Men’s B Intermediate Division Results – Flag Football

Men's B-Intermediate Division Results

Men's B-Intermediate Division Results

Men’s C-Recreational
Winner: Killer Bees
Runner-up: EP Storm

PRINTABLE RESULTS: 2021 Men’s C Recreational Division Results – Flag Football

Men's C-Recreational Division Results

Men's C-Recreational Division Results

Coed Recreational Division
Winner: SHEEESH
Runner-up: YG Fam

Printable results: 2021 Coed Recreational Division RESULTSFLAG FOOTBALL

Coed Recreational Division Results

Coed Recreational Division Results

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Sun Bowl Association), Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (SunBowl2015).

About Southwest Flag Football League
• Flag Football League in El Paso, Texas
• Players are 18-years-of-age and up, four different competitive divisions
http://southwestflagfootball.com/
• Phone: (915) 253-9853
• Email: swflagfootball@yahoo.com


INAUGURAL SUN BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SET TO START FRIDAY August 18, 2021

INAUGURAL SUN BOWL FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SET TO START FRIDAY

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is ready to kick-off the 2021 football season with the Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 20-22 at the Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932).

There are 78 teams set to compete consisting of 14 members, who are ready to compete in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt and first place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament trophy.

“We are excited to host a community event after a year-and-a-half of trying times and feel this is a great way to kick off the football season,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said.

The winner of the Men’s A – Competitive Division & Women’s A – Competitive Division will receive monetary payouts. The champion of the competitive bracket will receive a $2,000 payout. The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will receive a $1,000 payout.

“We are anticipating some great competition as monetary prizes tend to make the play a bit more exciting,” Sun Bowl Special Events Director Joe Daubach said.

Games will run from 6 p.m. (MT) through 11 p.m. (MT) on Friday night, followed by games from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

“Thanks to the partnership with the Southwest Flag Football League, we believe this can become another long-lasting staple on the Sun Bowl calendar,” Olivas said.

WHAT: Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Aug. 20-22, 2021
WHERE: Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932)

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl), Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (SunBowl2015).

About Southwest Flag Football League
• Flag Football League in El Paso, Texas
• Players are 18-years-of-age and up, four different competitive divisions
http://southwestflagfootball.com/
• Phone: (915) 253-9853
• Email: swflagfootball@yahoo.com


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUCES 2021-22 SUN COURT August 6, 2021

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUCES 2021-22 SUN COURT

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced the 2021-22 Sun Court, including a new Sun Queen, Lady-in-Waiting, and Sun Princesses on Friday, Aug. 6 at the El Paso Country Club.

Eight new Sun Princesses join the 2021-22 Sun Queen, Jaylene Placencia and Lady-in-Waiting, Paige Dorsey 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 from El Paso, are on the road to become great leaders for our community and beyond. They 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 All-America Golf Classic, the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade, WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, Helen of Troy Charm Camp and many other events throughout the year.

Sun Princesses (Current School)
Cassandra Aldaz (UTEP)
Paulina Castaneda (UTEP)
Valeria Del Villar (UTEP)
Maria Gomez (UTEP)
Jazmin Jayme (UTEP)
Andie Menichelli (UTEP)
Analisa Quinonez (UTEP)
Kennadi Trevino (EPCC)

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SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION TO HOST FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT; MONETARY PRIZES AVAILABLE June 9, 2021

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION TO HOST FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT; MONETARY PRIZES AVAILABLE

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association has teamed up with the Southwest Flag Football League to host a multiday tournament with monetary prizes available for the victors.

The Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament will take place August 20-22, 2021, at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso, Texas and will have various levels to play in. The tournament features, Men’s (recreational, intermediate, competitive), Women’s (competitive), and Coed (recreational) divisions.

“The Sun Bowl Association is happy to announce the introduction of the Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament. The Association is always striving to produce events for the community as well as providing some positive economic impact for our city,” said SBA Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We are anticipating drawing many out of town teams to participate and compete against our local teams in this new and exciting event that is open to both men and women alike.”

Rosters will consist of 14 members, who are ready to compete in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt and first place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament trophy.

The winner of the Men’s A – Competitive Division & Women’s A – Competitive Division will receive monetary payouts. Monetary prizes awarded will be based on the size of the bracket. The champion of the competitive bracket with up to 16 teams will receive a $2,000 payout and the champion of a 32-plus-team bracket will receive a $4,000 payout. The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will receive a $1,000 payout.

The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, July 30 or until the bracket is full, whichever comes first. All entry fees are $300 which includes all referee fees.

“This is very exciting for me to be part of another Sun Bowl event that brings so many people together to showcases El Paso, our community’s hospitality and the Sun Bowl Association,” Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “Partnering up with the Southwest Flag Football League in this new adventure will not only benefit our local Flag football teams but it will give El Paso an economical boost through teams traveling in from all over the region.”

Tournament Chairman Adrian Morales said, “It is a huge honor for me to be part of such a great organization like the Sun Bowl Association while at the same time strengthening our local flag football community. Giving them an opportunity to compete against teams from California to East Texas and from Colorado to interior Mexico is energizing. This tournament will give them that opportunity.”

“Thanks to the partnership with the Southwest Flag Football League, we believe this can become another long-lasting staple on the Sun Bowl calendar,” Olivas said.

WHAT: Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Aug. 20-22, 2021
WHERE: Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932)
WEBSITE: http://sunbowl.org/events/flag_football

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl), Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (SunBowl2015).

About Southwest Flag Football League
• Flag Football League in El Paso, Texas
• Players are 18-years-of-age and up, four different competitive divisions
http://southwestflagfootball.com/
• Phone: (915) 253-9853
• Email: swflagfootball@yahoo.com


BOWL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED, TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL SET FOR AN EARLY START May 27, 2021

BOWL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED, TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL SET FOR AN EARLY START

EL PASO, Texas – With less than 100 days until College Football kicks off, CBS and the Sun Bowl Association have announced the game time and date for the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. The game will be televised on CBS for the 53rd year and is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. (MT)/12 p.m. (ET).

Executive Director Bernie Olivas and CBS administrators decided to move the kick-time up from the original 12 p.m. (MT) kickoff due to the College Football Playoff Semifinal games being played on the same date.

“The earlier stating time of the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will benefit both our local audience and our national TV viewers. Locally, our fans will be able to attend one of El Paso’s premier events, and still be able to get home to watch the semifinals of the College Football Playoff,” Olivas said. “Nationally, the CBS broadcast of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl will allow viewers an opportunity to see both our 87-year-old tradition before tuning into the CFP semifinal.”

CBS Sports is presenting a total of 21 games with their final game televised being the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. Other notable games on CBS include a rematch of last season’s SEC Title Game between defending National Champion Alabama and Florida, while the annual rivalry game between Georgia and Florida will take place on Oct. 30. CBS also features college football’s highest-rated television package, the SEC ON CBS.

Olivas stated, “The Sun Bowl Association is very excited to have the game back after a year’s hiatus because of the pandemic and look forward to having great teams from the Pac-12 and ACC back in El Paso.”

Although tickets are not yet on sale for the 87th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email office@sunbowl.org for more information.

WHAT: 87th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. (MT)/12 p.m. (ET)
WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso, Texas
WEBSITE: www.sunbowl.org

2021 BOWL SHCEDULE – All Bowl Games

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl), Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (Sun Bowl 2015).


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021-22 SUN COURT May 12, 2021

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021-22 SUN COURT

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Sun Court.

Applications are available online at sunbowl.org and the deadline to apply is Friday, June 18, 2021 by 3 p.m. (MT). All interviews will be held on Saturday, July 10 beginning at 9 a.m. at the SBA Offices located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100.

The El Paso area will be represented by the city’s young women to serve as community ambassadors during all Sun Bowl events including the Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Tony the Tiger football game on December 31, 2021.

“It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the return of the Sun Bowl Sun Court for the 2021-22 year after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sun Court has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl Association for over 85 years and they serve the purpose of being ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso.,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We look forward to selecting the best possible candidates to fill the Sun Court and continuing this storied tradition.”

The Sun Court dates back to 1935 when organizers planned the event as a companion to the first Sun Bowl game. This is a great time for young women to promote their city and to volunteer as community ambassadors. Contestants are selected based on poise, appearance, personality, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of El Paso and all Sun Bowl Association events. Participants must be full-time students at a college or university and in good academic standing.

For questions, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email office@sunbowl.org

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.


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO HELP COMMUNITY January 19, 2021

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO HELP COMMUNITY

EL PASO, Texas – After there were no visitors in El Paso for the annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game, the Sun Bowl Association and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl decided to help the local hotel and lodging association by donating $10,000.

Executive Director Bernie Olivas and SBA Board President Natalia Flores met with the El Paso Hotel and Lodging Association on Tuesday, January 19 at the El Paso Radisson Hotel to present the check, which will be distributed from the Hotel and Lodging Association to those who were laid off due to the Pandemic.

“One of the prime objectives of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is to bring tourism to the city during a time when many people are not traveling. The Sun Bowl Association understands that the cancelation of the Tony the Tiger prevented the city from realizing the economic impact the game usually brings to our city,” Olivas said. “With many individuals and companies hurting during the pandemic, the Sun Bowl Association would like to donate $10,000 to the El Paso Hotel and Lodging Association to help those people in the hospitality industry that lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The annual (Tony the Tiger) Sun Bowl game generally has about $14 million to $17 million in direct economic impact to the community in previous years and has reached amounts of up to $25 million, as it did in 2010 when Notre Dame took on Miami. Many, if not all, hotels tend to fill to capacity due to the extra visitors coming to El Paso for the game.

Kellogg’s has already made a large donation to ensure that Sun Bowl gameday workers that were scheduled to work the 2020 game would receive a paycheck this holiday season and also plans on donating one million meals to El Paso food banks.

The Sun Bowl Association anticipates that, with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine, the situation will improve and El Pasoans, as well as all college football fans will be able to enjoy the annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2021 in Sun Bowl Stadium.

QUOTE FROM EL PASO HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, MARCO A. ORTEGA
“With the sincerest gratitude, it is an honor to accept this donation for our Hospitality community. Throughout the years, the Sun Bowl Association has demonstrated a deep commitment to our wonderful city and its residents. For many years, your dedication and support has repeatedly played a key role in our success in selling out our hotels during the last days in December. Our industry is thankful for all you have done.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your donation to our community, especially during these tough times. We at the El Paso Hotel and Lodging Association are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of the Sun Bowl Association. It is our hope that this generous donation will help the hotels and their associates that have been negatively impacted due to loss of occupancy. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.”

QUOTE FROM SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, NATALIA FLORES
“I am honored that the Sun Bowl Association and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is donating $10,000 to the El Paso Hospitality industry to supplement lost income as a result of the pandemic.”

ABOUT THE EL PASO HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION
The El Paso Hotel & Lodging Association is a non-profit organization comprised of General Managers and Owners of hotels, motels, suppliers, service companies, publishers and other businesses actively involved in our area’s hospitality community.

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 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 October 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 Sun Bowl Association President.

The Sun Bowl football game was first played on January 1, 1935, as a fund-raising event for a local service club, to benefit underprivileged children and to finance improvement to the El Paso High School Stadium. It has grown into El Paso’s number one national attraction. The following year a weeklong schedule of events was added to the Sun Bowl festivities, and four other local service clubs (Rotary, Lions, Optimist and Active 20-30) joined the Kiwanis in coordinating the entire “Sun Carnival” calendar.

In 1936, New Mexico State and Hardin-Simmons Universities were invited to play, and the Sun Bowl has been a college game ever since.


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