Mississippi Bowl teams set to visit kids at local Boys & Girls Clubs

Game Tickets available through bowl web site

As part of the many activities surrounding the first-ever Mississippi Bowl, the players from both teams playing in the December 7 game will visit South Mississippi Boys & Girls Club locations.

On Saturday, December 6, both teams will be participating in walk-through practices at Biloxi Indian Stadium the day before the game. While one team practices, the other team will visit the Boys & Girls Club and take part in fun, athletic activities with more than 100 area children.

“We think this is another great way to showcase the Mississippi Bowl,” said Ladd Taylor, Gulf Coast athletic director. “We’re very excited that these outstanding student-athletes will get a chance to interact with the kids. It’s just one of the many activities surrounding the game.”

According to Sam Burke, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Executive Director, “the Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. We are on the verge of realizing our vision of becoming one of the premier youth development organizations on the coast, and tying in with the Mississippi Bowl is another big step in accomplishing this mission.”

In addition to visiting the Boys and Girls Club, the players will also enjoy a seafood cookout on Friday, December 5, followed by a night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum to watch the Mississippi Sea Wolves hockey team play.

The Mississippi Bowl will play host to the Mississippi Community College/Junior College state champion and the highest ranked team in the nation. Three fun-filled days of local entertainment, food and football will welcome the teams and their families, friends and special guests.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Mississippi Bowl on-line through the bowl website, www.mississippibowl.com.

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