NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (MWBB) executives on Friday donated 3,000 bowl tickets to students in New Providence.
This move was in an effort to introduce Bahamian students to the game of American football. Partnering in this venture are the Inter-Scholastic American Football Association and Complete Sports Management. Friday’s presentation took place at the office of the Minister of Education. MWBB Executive Director Richard Giannini presented the tickets to Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd.
Giannini said that on behalf of executive management of the Bahamas Bowl he was pleased to make this kind donation to the youth of the Bahamas, he also wished to thank The Ministry of Tourism, The Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Education for its support of this event, and sees the partnership only growing in the future.
The Minister of Education welcomed The Bahamas Bowl Executive team on behalf of the Ministry and accepted the donated tickets on behalf of the thousands of students in the educational system in The Bahamas. He also noted that he had signed an MOU with the Interscholastic American Football Association for the introduction of tackle bar football into schools on a trial basis.
It is anticipated that going forward the alliance between the Ministry of Education and the executives of the MWBB would continue to flourish.
The Bahamas Bowl is an NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football bowl game which has been played in the capital since its inaugural year, 2014. It is the first major FBS game to be hosted outside the United States and Canada between two US teams since 1937. For the past four years, the bowl has featured teams from the Mid-American Conference and Conference USA.
Since its inception until last year, The Bahamas Bowl has been sponsored by the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant franchise. However, this year, Elk-Grove Village, Illinois has assumed that role, and has renamed the event as the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.
Within a span of four years, The Bahamas Bowl has pumped over $23,000,000 into the Bahamian economy.