Published On: Mon, Oct 29th, 2018

Scores of Community Captains and Partners Rally for Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Palm Beach County’s Only NCAA-Sanctioned Post-Season College Bowl



As Palm Beach County’s official “cheerleaders” for the county’s only NCAA-sanctioned post-season college bowl game, more than 80 Community Captains and 60 partners sound-off each year for the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl in a variety of ways. Hailing from north to south county, they represent an impassioned cross-section of cities, businesses and community organizations dedicated to “boosting and boasting” the destination brand around the country.

Boca Bowl Community Captains-Photo by Ron Elkman

Tapped for their leadership, influence and community pride, the spirited fans serve as “locale” ambassadors to the visiting Bowl teams throughout their stay and active committee members who support game day festivities and the popular lead-in events. They bring their A-game to the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Boca Idol Presented by Marshall Socarras Grant competition and the two Built Ford Tough Chefs Tailgate competitions that benefit the bowl’s charity partner Spirit of Giving. They also welcome bowl teams upon airport arrivals, serve as hosts of
the team welcome parties and beach visits, shore up crowds at pep rallies, chaperone visiting bands and are onsite for pre-game festivities. Partners provide support by hosting and underwriting lead-in events, allowing the bowl game to promote year-round. They co-brand to extend the game’s presence in the community. They actively serve on the bowl’s executive board and community captains. Most importantly, they show local buy-in that is a reason the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl has made Palm Beach County its home.

Sue Diener, Michael Liss, Dyana Kenney, Jon Kaye, Jessica DelVecchio, Kelly Kennedy-Photo by Ron Elkman


“Each year you can feel the community captains and partners energy soar and that is what makes countdown events and bowl week interaction uniquely ‘up close and personal’ for those living and working in the county and those visiting,” said Doug Mosley, executive director of the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl.


As one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN, this year’s bowl game once again kicks off on the Tuesday before Christmas, December 18 at 7 p.m. at FAU Stadium. The event has become a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as it lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’.”

Dr. Douglas Rolfe, Jackie Riordan, Constance Scott, Lewis Fogel, Amy DiNorscio, Donna Biase- Photo by Ron Elkman

Robert Mitchell, Minna Tervola, Jim Riordan, Beth Johnston, Anna Linley Photo by Ron Elkman

Featuring all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. This year the bowl will have primary tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference, with the Mid-American Athletic Conference having a secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

This bowl game first ‘touched down’ in 2014 and has since aired live annually on ESPN throughout the U.S., and on international affiliates in South America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe, as well as on ESPN Radio. For more information and to purchase lead-in event and game day tickets, visit

Roxana Scaffidi, Jordan Paul, Dawn Zook, Joe Martin, Rosie Inguanzo Martin, David Dunston- Photo by Ron Elkman


Boca Bowl Community Partners
Photo by Ron Elkman


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