EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announces the lineup for halftime at the 85th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve at Sun Bowl Stadium.
The halftime show kicks off with the Stanford Band and Pittsburgh Band taking the field to perform. The Stanford band makes a comeback after missing out on the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl when the Cardinal faced North Carolina. The Pitt band returns to the Sun Bowl Stadium after ten long years.
The presentation of the Sun Court follows the band with a total of 12 El Paso natives taking the field. The ladies of the court are all enrolled in universities nationwide. The court selection is made after a series of interviews to determine the ambassadors of the Sun City.
“We are excited to see both bands perform this year and would like to use the halftime to honor those who we feel deserve some recognition,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We also wanted to have the opportunity to use halftime to give away a prize to a fan.”
One lucky fan will have the opportunity to win free Chick-fil-A for a year. The contestant will be kickin’ for chicken by attempting a 20-yard field goal for the grand prize.
The boys and girls who won this year’s Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass & Kick will be recognized. The event formerly sponsored by the NFL was picked up by Peter Piper Pizza to continue a fun football event for the kids in the El Paso area.
The Sun Bowl Association partnered with the College Football Playoff Foundation in Extra Yard for Teachers Week for the first time this year. Two teachers in the El Paso area who deserve to be recognized were selected for the award in September. The winners will be honored on the field.
Tickets for this year’s Hyundai Sun Bowl can be purchased by calling 915-533-4416 or by visiting ticketmaster.com. Kick-off is at noon (MT).