For R+L Carriers sponsoring the New Orleans Bowl is more than football. The bowl is a year around event and is a partnership between the New Orleans Bowl organization, R+L Carriers and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.
The New Orleans Bowl and the GNOSF do a great job of engaging the community with events the entire calendar year. Sports clinics, tournaments and outreach are a priority during the other 11 months.
One of the largest attended events is the annual Youth Football Clinic. Almost 300 local high school student athletes had the opportunity to receive professional instruction from a group of NFL Players and Coaches. This event is held in the summer in partnership with Tulane University. Every participant received instruction and “Athletic Performance Testing” based on NFL Combine like drills. The day is complete with lunch, athletic gear and a ticket to return to the game.
This year the bowl organizations are hosting the first Cheer and Stunt Clinic. This one day clinic will be held on the field Friday the 19th of December. This 3 hour clinic is similar to the sports clinic. Souvenir shirt and tickets to the game are included for every participating student.
Community Events for Health
A two mile fun run was added to the event schedule this year. This run precedes the free concert in Champions Square at the Dome. Registration is still open for Friday’s race. Register for the fun run here: Race registration
R+L Carriers, The New Orleans Bowl and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are committed to bring New Orleans area youth to the game. Area youth groups are encouraged to attend the Friday night concert and Saturday’s game with a low price ticket available through the New Orleans Bowl office. Interested groups can contact Derek Dupepe at 504-525-5678 for more information about these special $10.00 ticket packages. Groups not only get preferred seating, but groups will be recognized by name on the Jumbo-Tron.
Local Boy and Girl Scout groups are also invited to attend the game. With a special pregame activity on the field Scouts are encouraged to attend in uniform and enjoy the view from the field prior to kick off. Scouts for Football program gives active scouts free tickets and makes available $10.00 to siblings and parents of uniformed scouts. Again, Derek Dupepe is the contact in the New Orleans Bowl office.
The Football for kids program is partnering with local businesses to provide free tickets to more than 3000 kids who otherwise would not be able to attend the game. Derek Dupepe reports this outreach program has grown every year. These tickets are made available by corporate sponsors.
Every since that first game in 2001, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl has been managed by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. The foundation was established in 1988. Their mission it is to attract, manage and promote sporting events to the Greater New Orleans area for the purposes of economic impact. Besides the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the Foundation has hosted the NBA All Star Game, NCAA Final Fou, the Super Bowl, Ironman races, Wrestlemania and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Since 2006 R+L has been the proud title sponsor of the New Orleans Bowl. We are excited for the 14th playing of the game on December 20, 2014. This year the New Orleans Bowl is the first bowl game of the season. Kick off is 11:00 a.m. ET from the Mercedes Benz Super Dome in New Orleans. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the chance to win prizes during the game. Follow the hashtag #RLBowl for the latest from the game.