Yuma, AZ- A press conference held today to discuss an event expected to bring out thousands to enjoy college football and raise money for good causes.
The El Toro Bowl brings football excitement to our area and last year organizers say the game was a big success. This year it is back again and Arizona Western College, the Matador Athletic Association and the Caballeros de Yuma announced there will be some big changes.
The organizers say they are proud to announce they have begun preparations for the 2012 el Toro Bowl presented by Alexander Automotive Group.
"The Toro Bowl is obviously a football game hopefully between AWC and the highest ranking team in the country that we can attract," says Jerry Smith the AWC Athletic Director
This is the second year the three entities will partner together to bring a college football bowl game back to Yuma in what they call a spectacular fashion after a 37- year absence.
Last year's game resulted in the Nations Championship football game for the National Junior College Athletic Association and was attended by a capacity crowd.
"We hope again to have a sell out, we had a sell out last year, almost 6,000 people. We hope to do that again and have an exciting game like last year," says Smith.
Organizers say the overwhelming success of the 2011 version of the game and the events leading up to it have set a high bar for event organizers to follow.
As for change, they hope to get more involved.
The El Toro Bowl will be held on Saturday December 1st at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Proceeds from the bowl game and related events will benefit several areas including scholarships at Arizona Western College, as well as the events put on by the Caballeros de Yuma to positively impact the community.
Fans can stay up to date on all the happenings surrounding the el Toro Bowl- including ticket information at www.eltorobowl.com
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