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ORANGE BOWL CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THIRD LEGACY GIFT — ORANGE BOWL FIELD AT IVES ESTATES PARK


November 30,2015

Who: The Orange Bowl Committee in partnership with Miami-Dade County

What: The Orange Bowl Committee is celebrating the grand opening of Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park. Ives Estates is the Orange Bowl’s third Legacy Gift to the South Florida community, which consisted of a multi-million dollar renovation including a new state-of-the- art synthetic turf field and scoreboard at Ives Estates Park in North Miami.

Combined, the Orange Bowl Legacy Gift projects have provided approximately $10 million worth of improvements toward the beautification of the South Florida community and recreational park activities for residents and their families.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature interactive fun for the whole family! There will be free food and beverages, including the Orange Bowl Ice Cream truck, as well as live music, bounce houses and inflatables, and free giveaways.

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 4-7 p.m.

Where: Ives Estates Park 20901 NE 16th Avenue
Miami, FL 33179

Visual/Interview Opportunities:

Orange Bowl President & Chair Lee Stapleton, Orange Bowl Legacy Gift Committee Chair Nelson Lazo, Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan, and District 3 School Board Member Martin Karp. The event will be emceed by former Miami Hurricane and NFL great Darrin Smith.

Media Contacts:

Larry Wahl, Vice President of Communications, lwahl@orangebowl.org or 305-341-4718 Schuyler Easterling, Communications Coordinator, seasterling@orangebowl.org or 305-341-4737

About the Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl is a 363-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31, 2015. Other Orange Bowl core events include the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Orange Bowl Swim Classic and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships. For more information on the 2015-16 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to www.orangebowl.org. Follow Orange Bowl: @OrangeBowl, Facebook and Instagram.