2009 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL DATE AND SPONSORSHIP EXTENSION
New Orleans, Louisiana- April 21, 2009
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today both the official date for the 2009 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the three-year renewal of R+L Carriers’ sponsorship of the Bowl game.
The ninth annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held in the Louisiana Superdome on Sunday, December 20th at 8:15est on ESPN. Bowl Chairman, Paul Valteau, expressed his excitement for keeping the game on a Sunday night, “In 2008, we learned the value of a Sunday night game, in that the fans and visitors were able to enjoy the entire experience of a weekend in New Orleans. The teams, families, and fans all made the most of their trip, and took advantage of all that New Orleans has to offer as a championship city. In 2009, we look forward to continuing this new tradition the weekend before Christmas in the Big Easy”.
In addition to the date confirmation, Bowl officials also announced a three-year renewal of their title sponsorship with R+L Carriers, continuing the partnership through the 2011 game. R+L Carriers, which initially assumed the title sponsorship in 2006, is a national leader in the LTL transportation industry. Billy Ferrante, Executive Director of the Bowl, announced the extension that was signed with the help of Karen George with Connectivity Marketing, “R+L Carriers’ renewal as our title sponsor is a testimony to the valuable relationship with have both enjoyed, and their commitment to being a great corporate citizen for the city of New Orleans. R+L Carriers played a large role in the growth of the event over the past couple of years, and we look forward to even more growth with their continued involvement.”
“We are proud to continue our partnership as the title sponsor of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl”, said Greg Bronner, Director of Marketing for R+L Carriers. “This venue has provided R+L Carriers a tremendous platform to connect with passionate college football fans while supporting the athletes of two solid conferences and the wonderful city of New Orleans. Our employees take pride in this partnership just as they take pride in providing the best performance and customer care to make R+L Carriers the leader in the LTL motor freight industry.”
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl features the Sun Belt Conference Champion against a Conference USA opponent. For more information, please visit NewOrleansBowl.org, or contact:
Sam Joffray, GNOSF Vice President of Communications
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
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