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ORANGE BOWL AND CITY OF POMPANO BEACH ANNOUNCE MITCHELL MOORE PARK RENOVATION
The Orange Bowl Committee and the City of Pompano Beach have partnered on a $4 million renovation of Mitchell Moore Park. The park is located at 901 NW 10th Street in Pompano Beach.
The new football field will be called Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park. Renovations include a synthetic turf field, electronic scoreboard, new press box, shaded seating, enhanced walking trails and building refurbishments. The two existing baseball fields will also receive an upgrade.
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The much-needed renovation of Mitchell Moore Park furthers Orange Bowl’s commitment to youth sports in the South Florida community.
This is Orange Bowl’s sixth Legacy Park in the South Florida community and the second in Broward County (the first being Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park). With the generous support of partners, Orange Bowl Legacy Parks have committed over $21.5 million worth of improvements toward the beautification of the South Florida community and recreational park activities for residents and their families.
“The Orange Bowl Committee is extremely proud to announce Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park as our sixth Legacy Park project across South Florida,” said Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Jack Seiler. “Pompano Beach, Broward County and South Florida as a whole have such a rich history of developing college student athletes and pro-level talent, and this park renovation will enable youth in the area to carry on this incredible legacy, in addition to providing the general public of all ages with a fantastic new facility to enjoy. The mission of the Orange Bowl Committee since its inception in 1935 is to inspire youth, engage our community and enhance South Florida. This new Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park will accomplish that and much more for years to come.”
The Orange Bowl first unveiled the Legacy Program initiative in 2008-09 in honor of the organization’s 75th anniversary, which also coincided with the hosting of the 2009 BCS National Championship. The Orange Bowl, along with the City of Miami, cut the ribbon on Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park in January 2011. In 2013, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Fort Lauderdale, renovated Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. In 2014, the Orange Bowl and Miami-Dade County unveiled the new Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park. The Orange Bowl and the City of Homestead unveiled Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park in 2016 and most recently, in 2018, the Orange Bowl and Palm Beach County celebrated the revealing of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park.
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The Orange Bowl Huddle video series is intended to convey a complete story of the Orange Bowl Committee - all that Orange Bowl does not just in the football world, but in the South Florida community as well.
Throughout the year, Orange Bowl will release five episodes. Each episode will focus on a relevant college football topic as well as the various community programs and projects Orange Bowl is engaged in. Recognizable and distinguished college football figures will join in conversations about the game’s “X’s and O’s,” and key sponsors and partners will share the impactful work the Orange Bowl Committee and its collaborators accomplish throughout the year.
In Episode One, Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tony Segreto sat down with former Florida State QB Danny Kanell to preview the 2021-22 college football season. Take a look at Episode One of the Orange Bowl Huddle video series!
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Extra Yard for Teachers Week
Orange Bowl went big to support teachers throughout South Florida during the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s “Extra Yard for Teachers Week” and “The Big Day”, including the unveiling of a new innovation space, a DonorsChoose surprise, the launch of two exciting contests and distribution of much-needed school supplies.
“The entire Orange Bowl Committee is excited to acclaim our talented teachers and exceptional educators all over South Florida during the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Week,” said Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Jack Seiler. “We are beyond grateful for all the outstanding work they do every day. Our kids’ futures are bright because of the dedication and effort put forth by these amazing individuals, and we are thrilled to be able to honor and recognize them in such an impactful way by unveiling new innovation spaces and distributing DonorsChoose gift cards and much-needed school supplies to those in need.”
While there were special events taking place as part of EYFT Week, Orange Bowl celebrates and supports teachers throughout the year with a variety of platforms. These initiatives include the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, Media Center Makeover program, Teacher Appreciation Week, Creative Art Contest and many more.
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Dak Prescott, who set an Orange Bowl record with 453 passing yards in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl with Mississippi State, opened up his 2021 NFL campaign with the second-most passing yards of all NFL quarterbacks in his first game back from last year's season-ending injury. Prescott had a stat line of 42 for 58, 403 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a nail-biting 31-29 loss to the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He followed that up with two victorious performances over the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kyler Murray exploded onto the scene as an early MVP candidate this year. Murray, a Heisman Trophy winner and participant in the 2018 Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl as quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners, has led the Cardinals to a 3-0 record while completing 76.5% of his passes for over 1,000 yards and seven TDs. Murray has also added three scores on the ground to bring his early season total to 10 total touchdowns.
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Defending Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady has led the reigning champs to a 2-1 record so far this year. Brady, who steered Michigan to a 2000 Orange Bowl win over Alabama, has thrown for more than 1,000 yards and 10 scores just three games into the season. The 44-year-old quarterback is only 68 yards away from breaking Drew Brees' all-time passing yards record as the Buccaneers head to Foxborough this weekend for a matchup against his old team.
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On August 14, Orange Bowl hosted its ninth annual Sunshine Health Orange Bowl Family Fun and Fit Day presented by PNC Bank at Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured approximately 40 local vendors that provided a variety of products, services, and health and fitness essentials for families in attendance.
Attendees enjoyed a variety of food trucks as well as music, games, caricaturists, water activities and more.
Orange Bowl collaborated with USA Football to hold a youth football clinic at the event where young athletes ages 5-14 learned about football from professional instructors. Kids also received free haircuts and free backpacks filled with school supplies and PNC Grow Up Great® activity books to prepare them for the school year.
Thank you to title sponsor Sunshine Health, presenting sponsor PNC Bank and associate sponsors AutoNation, CBS4 Miami, Hard Rock Stadium and Holy Cross Health.
Orange Bowl’s Park of the Week program takes place throughout the fall and celebrates each of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance’s leagues and parks throughout South Florida. The OBYFA, which has produced NFL talents such as 2019 league MVP Lamar Jackson, 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl MVP Dalvin Cook, and 2012 Orange Bowl MVP Geno Smith, is home to more than 13,000 football players and cheerleaders from Lake Okeechobee to Key West.
The program is part of Orange Bowl's ongoing commitment to the community through its Orange Bowl Cares platform. At each Park of the Week visit, Orange Bowl members, staff, ambassadors and OBIE, the Orange Bowl’s official mascot, entertain players and their families with in-game contests, promotions and giveaways while recognizing the efforts of park leaders, volunteers, and parents. A commemorative plaque and financial contribution for park improvements is also presented at each visit.
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance is made possible through the support of our partners: American Airlines, Cinch Home Services, Comcast, Duffy's Sports Grill, Marathon Petroleum Company, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Nike, Sunshine Health Tire Kingdom, and Toyota.
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Q. What does it mean to be involved with the Capital One Orange Bowl game itself and to help generate tourism for the South Florida area through your support of the game?
A: The Orange Bowl has been promoting South Florida as part of its mission for over 80 years. Baptist Health has been a pillar of this same community for over 60 years. We feel that this partnership, in all of its forms, has a multiplier effect. It is a symbiotic relationship with tremendous economic impact. That is why we value the partnership that we have with Orange Bowl, both working together to improve the South Florida community.
Q. Why is the partnership between Baptist Health and Orange Bowl so meaningful and impactful?
A: The Orange Bowl Committee and Baptist Health are two of the most iconic brands in South Florida and two anchor organizations. They’re both rooted in their non-for-profit status and dedication to the community that we serve. With a combined history of almost 150 years of helping the South Florida community, we make perfect partners.
Q. Baptist Health has been a long-standing supporter of Orange Bowl's OBYFA youth football clinics. How does youth sports tie into your community giveback efforts?
A: Engaging our youth through sports and a healthy lifestyle is key to having a healthy adult. We feel that our goal of supporting the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance and the youth football clinics provided the youth an opportunity to be successful on and off the field. It's also promoting on-field football safety and reducing the number of injuries due to improper techniques and safety equipment. That is why Baptist Health supported this important project.
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