Sun Dome to Host Super Bowl Breakfast on Jan. 31
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TAMPA -- The day before Super Bowl XLIII USF students and other fans will join sports legends at the Sun Dome for the 22nd annual Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast.
The official Super Bowl XLIII sanctioned event is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at 8 a.m. when the USF Sun Dome is expected to host nearly 7,000 guests, sponsors and celebrities in attendance to hear from distinguished NFL athletes and coaches and to see the awarding of the prestigious Bart Starr Award.
The Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award is voted on by the NFL players and honors one player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. The award, bearing the name of NFL Hall of Famer Bart Starr, honors Starr’s lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community. Past winners include the likes of NFL Greats LaDainian Tomlinson, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, Aeneas Williams and Reggie White.
“We are very excited to see so many NFL Greats in our own backyard,” said USF Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development Amy Haworth. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get up close and hear from their athletic role models and heroes.”
The 2009 breakfast program features NFL athletes and coaches, including Tony Dungy, head coach for Super Bowl winning team Indianapolis Colts, NFL Hall of Famers Bart Starr and Anthony Munoz, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Derrick Brooks and former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones as emcee.
The Super Bowl Breakfast is among many events that USF is hosting during Super Bowl week. The USF football team will open its locker room, practice fields, training room and weight room to the AFC Champion team. The Sun Dome will also host the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on Friday, Jan. 30.
Tickets cost $20 and are available on Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-866-448-7849. About the Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast The Super Bowl Breakfast is an Athletes in Action Sports Legend Series event. The Sports Legend Series is comprised of four premier events designed to honor athletes and coaches who model exemplary character, values and integrity. The Bart Starr Award honors Starr's lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community. The winner of the Bart Starr Award is determined by NFL player balloting at the end of the regular season, making the award one of the few individual honors selected by the players themselves.