Bowl Teams Up With Area High School Teams

Community Initiative Included Thousands of Local Football Players Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Helmet Stickers.


LAS VEGAS - More than 2,400 Southern Nevada high school football players wore wearing pink ribbon helmet stickers to help commemorate October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), compliments of MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.

The bowl game's community-based initiative also included more than 600 cheerleaders and dance team members wearing pink hair ribbons and 750 fans going home with commemorative T-shirts awarded at games throughout the valley.

More than 20 JV and varsity games on Oct. 7-8 were scheduled to be involved and MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Executive Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy was on hand at her alma mater, Valley High School, to present the VHS principal with a commemorative pink football before the Vikings' homecoming game.

''Teaming up with local high school football games during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a partnership we feel strongly about,'' Kunzer-Murphy said. "The response we've received from around Southern Nevada about being involved has been tremendous."

For more information about NBCAM visit www.nbcam.org.

The 19th edition of the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, and begin at 5 p.m. PT. This year's game will match the top choice from the Mountain West Conference against the fifth pick from the Pacific-10 Conference. Tickets for the 2010 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas are on sale now and this year include complimentary transportation from the two host hotels to and from Sam Boyd Stadium. Prices are $25, $35, $55 and $100 and can be reserved by phone at 1-866-388-FANS, online at www.unlvtickets.com or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office. For information on sponsorship opportunities and corporate ticket packages, call (702) 732-3912 or log on to www.maacobowllv.com.