Freedom Bowl, FloSports Announce Digital Streaming Partnership

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Officials for the 2018 Freedom Bowl Presented by Battle have reached marketing and media partnerships with a litany of organizations as anticipation grows and preparation ramps up for the inaugural event slated for Labor Day Weekend at Milton High School in Milton, Ga.

The Freedom Bowl brings together 12 high profile programs from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Canada to compete in six games over three days in the heart of Atlanta’s championship-laden high school football powerhouses.

The event will kick off at “The M” Fri., August 31 at 5 p.m. (ET) with the final whistle Sat., Sept. 1 following an 8:30 p.m. (ET) contest.

FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, will provide live streaming coverage of all six games exclusively on FloFootball.com.

Coverage begins with the weekend’s first matchup between the Daytona (Fla.) Mainland High School Buccaneers and the Bob Jones Patriots from Madison, Alabama. With this partnership, FloFootball will now have more than 140 live high school and college football games with coverage spanning 77 days.

Dickey Broadcasting Company will broadcast every game across one of its many Atlanta-based radio stations. The company has owned and operated radio stations for over 50 years and is credited with launching sports-talk in Atlanta over 26 years ago. Dickey Broadcasting’s three Atlanta Sports Stations are “The Fan 680 and 93.7FM”, The Sports X, 1230 & 106.3FM and The Fan 3, 1340 & 103.7FM.  

Meanwhile, Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau has shown a keen interest and will support the Freedom Bowl in its inaugural visit to north Georgia. The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau offers free event-planning resources for special occasions, meetings or sports events, including consultation on hotel accommodations, event venues, service providers, fields and facilities.

“We know the importance of selecting the right strategic partners for an event like the Freedom Bowl,” explained Freedom Bowl Founder David Menard. “Media and marketing partners play a critical role in the success of practically any sporting event and we’re proud to align the Freedom Bowl with a very impressive roster of organizations that share our enthusiasm. We’re excited to have partners that share our vision and want to be part of something special.” 

Battle, the fastest growing uniform, apparel and accessory brand in football will serve as the Freedom Bowl’s Presenting Sponsor and will be the Official Apparel Provider of the event. Battle’s extensive product line up can be found at www.battlesports.com.

Xenith will showcase its products and helmet technology and be featured as the Official Helmet of the event. The company was founded on a mission to put athletes first and improve football safety. Xenith’s progressive approach to helmet technology disrupted a long-complacent industry for the better – and season after season, Xenith keeps raising the bar. Every Xenith helmet achieves top safety ratings, which enables every athlete to take the field with the confidence to play at their best.

Both Battle and Xenith will host interactive marketing displays on-site to engage coaches, players, and trainers.

FieldTurf is the Official Playing Surface of the Freedom Bowl and Milton High School. Whether it’s football, soccer, baseball or any other sport, FieldTurf fields provide athletes with the safety and performance they need to perform at their best, while giving field owners the durability they want to maximize the value of their investment. FieldTurf is a world leader in artificial turf with over 20,000 installations worldwide.

Chick-fil-A Avalon is the Freedom Bowl’s Official caterer and will provide lunch for all 12 teams when they arrive in Milton on Fri., August 31. Chik-fil-A Avalon will also offer catering to the media and Freedom Bowl staffers throughout the weekend.

Additional media and marketing partners for the weekend will include Bleechr.com, Catapult Sports, the College Football Hall of Fame, Gatorade, Northside Hospital and Roswell Infiniti. 

The Freedom Bowl platform aims to raise awareness for veterans, wounded servicemen and servicewomen and their families. Likewise, the event will educate and inspire participants on character, leadership and teamwork skills on and off the field.

Coaches and athletes will be afforded the opportunity to visit with former and current members of the U.S. Military who either currently serve or have served in leadership roles. Meanwhile, participants will have the chance to interact with both active and former service members who have been wounded while serving America in harm’s way.

About the Freedom Bowl

The Freedom Bowl brings together 12 of America’s top high school football teams over Labor Day Weekend to compete in six games over two days at Milton High School in Milton, Ga. The inaugural event encompasses over 800 players and two hundred coaches to promote high school football and player development. The Freedom Bowl educates student athletes, coaches, their families and fans on true heroism and to support those who serve and protect our nation. For more information about the Freedom Bowl, please log on to thefreedombowl.net.

Stay up to date on all the latest Freedom Bowl news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @TheFreedomBowl.

About FloSports

FloSports partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming premier events, providing original video programming, and airing weekly studio shows, FloSports grows the sports, the events, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include rugby, basketball, MMA, football, wrestling, track and field, gymnastics and more.


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