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HBCU Football Teams Selected for the 1st Annual Florida Beach BowlBattle at the Beach in S Florida!

November 16, 2023


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HBCU Football Teams Selected for the First Annual Florida Beach Bowl Battle by the Beach in South Florida, Game Day is set for December 13 (Black PR Wire) Fort Lauderdale, FL – Today, the CIAA and SIAC conferences' leadership has announced the selected teams for the First Annual Florida Beach Bowl. The Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (7-3) will take on the Fort Valley State Wildcats (7-3) at the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl, set for Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM at DRV. PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.


"This is an epic and historic moment, says Victor Robenson, CEO of Florida Beach Bowl. "We are thrilled to bring these top teams to South Florida and make waves and score big for the Fort Lauderdale area and the surrounding communities." Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), representing the visiting team on game day, is a private Historically Black College and University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sitting at the highest point in Queen City, JCSU has been a beacon of hope, intellectual capital, social justice, and economic development since it was founded in 1867. "We are honored to participate in this historic event," said JCSU's Head Coach Maurice Flowers. "It's a testament to our athletes' hard work, dedication, and resilience. We are ready to bring our A-game to Fort Lauderdale." Fort Valley State University (FVSU), representing the home team on game day, has historically been rated Georgia's #1 public.



HBCU Football Teams Selected for the First Annual Florida Beach Bowl Battle by the Beach in South Florida, Game Day is set for December 13 (Black PR Wire) Fort Lauderdale, FL – Today, the CIAA and SIAC conferences' leadership has announced the selected teams for the First Annual Florida Beach Bowl. The Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (7-3) will take on the Fort Valley State Wildcats (7-3) at the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl, set for Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM at DRV. PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. "This is an epic and historic moment, says Victor Robenson, CEO of Florida Beach Bowl. "We are thrilled to bring these top teams to South Florida and make waves and score big for the Fort Lauderdale area and the surrounding communities."


Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), representing the visiting team on game day, is a private Historically Black College and University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sitting at the highest point in Queen City, JCSU has been a beacon of hope, intellectual capital, social justice, and economic development since it was founded in 1867. "We are honored to participate in this historic event," said JCSU's Head Coach Maurice Flowers. "It's a testament to our athletes' hard work, dedication, and resilience. We are ready to bring our A-game to Fort Lauderdale."

Fort Valley State University (FVSU), representing the home team on game day, is rated Georgia's #1 public Historically



The Florida Beach Bowl (FBB) will conduct a virtual press conference on Thursday, November 16, at 2 PM. Media will hear from the FBB leadership and representatives from each selected team. A media advisory with the registration link will be sent to the press.


MEDIA NOTE: Florida Beach Bowl Media Credentials


All media outlets interested in providing in-person coverage of the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl can overage and complete one application per media outlet that is inclusive of all requests from your agency.


The deadline to apply for consideration is Friday, November 27. Media who are unable to attend the Tuesday, December 12 Media Day (time TBA) or the Wednesday, December 13 game will be able to access press conference video recordings through a DropBox link that will be posted in the media section of the Florida BeachBowl.com website.


For questions regarding media credentials and coverage or to provide further support of a credential application, don't hesitate to contact Lisa Franson at LFsportsmedia@comcast.net.


CLICK HERE TO REQUEST FLORIDA BEACH BOWL MEDIA CREDENTIALS; ticket prices range from $30 to $75. Group sales for 20 tickets or more are to contact the Florida Beach Bowl office directly. Current sponsors of the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl include Amerant Bank, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the City of Fort Lauderdale, Coach USA, Visit Lauderdale, and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Urban Edge Network is the Official Broadcast Partner.


Current sponsors of the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl include Amerant Bank, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the City of Fort Lauderdale, Coach USA, Visit Lauderdale, and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Urban Edge Network is the Official Broadcast Partner.


About the Florida Beach Bowl: The Florida Beach Bowl game features the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Fort Valley State Wildcats from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Be sure to follow, like, and share the news and information about the Florida Beach Bowl on social media to stay up-to-date: Facebook, Instagram, and Linked In @floridabeachbowl and on X

(formerly Twitter) @flbeachbowl.


The Florida Beach Bowl is more than just a football game; it celebrates excellence and culture. For more information, visit FloridaBeachBowl.com. https://www.floridabeachbowl.com/


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MEDIA NOTE: Virtual Press Conference


The Florida Beach Bowl (FBB) will conduct a virtual press conference on Thursday, November 16, at 2 PM. Media will hear from the FBB leadership and representatives from each selected team. A media advisory with the registration link will be sent to the press.


MEDIA NOTE: Florida Beach Bowl Media Credentials


All media outlets interested in providing in-person coverage of the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl can apply for credentials through the link below. We ask that you coordinate your coverage and complete one application per media outlet that is inclusive of all requests from your agency.


The deadline to apply for consideration is Friday, November 27. Media who are unable to attend the Tuesday, December 12 Media Day (time TBA) or the Wednesday, December 13 game will be able to access press conference video recordings through a DropBox link that will be posted in the media section of the Florida BeachBowl.com website.


For questions regarding media credentials and coverage or to provide further support for a credential application, don't hesitate to contact Lisa Franson at LFsportsmedia@comcast.net.


CLICK HERE TO REQUEST FLORIDA BEACH BOWL MEDIA CREDENTIALS


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