(BPRW) The Inaugural Florida Beach Bowl to Feature Star Players from the Sunshine State | Black PR Wire, Inc.

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(BPRW) The Inaugural Florida Beach Bowl to Feature Star Players from the Sunshine State

-Purchase your tickets today for this historic event-

(Black PR Wire) Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls (7-3) of Charlotte, North Carolina will take on the Fort Valley State University Wildcats (7-3) of Fort Valley, Georgia at the Inaugural Annual Florida Beach Bowl. Both HBCU teams feature star players from Florida. Be there front and center for this historic “Battle by the Beach” on December 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the DRV PNK Stadium, located at 1350 NW 55th Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“These teams are ready to make it happen at the Florida Beach Bowl,” said Victor Robenson, CEO, Florida Beach Bowl. “We are thrilled to have so many talented athletes from our communities right here in Florida, and I know that their presence will have a major impact throughout Fort Lauderdale and statewide.”

Star players from Florida on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls team include:

Shawn Evans #69, Offensive Line – Orlando, FL

Steny Joseph #97, Offensive Line – North Miami Beach, FL

Jack Smith #2, Linebacker – Lakeland, FL

Star players from Florida on the Fort Valley State Wildcats team include:

Kelvin Durham #3, Quarterback – Homestead, FL

Christian Miller #20, Cornerback – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fralon Warren Jr. #2, Wide Receiver – Miami, FL

Lataj Wright #21, Cornerback – West Palm Beach, FL

Purchase your tickets today at FloridaBeachBowl.com. The FVSU Wildcats, representing the SIAC Conference, is the home team; and the students and band section is 114. The JCSU Golden Bulls, representing the CIAA Conference, is the visiting team; and the students and band section is 119. Student ticket prices start at $15. General ticket prices range from $30 to $75.  Group sales for 20 tickets or more, are to contact the Florida Beach Bowl office directly. 

The Florida Beach Bowl is more than just a football game; it is a celebration of excellence and culture. For more information, visit FloridaBeachBowl.com.

Current sponsors of the inaugural Florida Beach Bowl include: Amerant Bank, American Diabetes Association (ADA), City of Fort Lauderdale, Coach USA, Visit Lauderdale, and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Urban Edge Network is the Official Broadcast Partner.

About Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), representing the visiting team on game day, is a private Historically Black College and University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sitting at the highest point in the Queen City, JCSU has been a beacon of hope, intellectual capital, social justice and economic development since it was founded in 1867.

About Fort Valley State University (FVSU)

Fort Valley State University, representing the home team on game day, is rated Georgia’s #1 public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) for the sixth year in a row, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual college rankings. Located in Fort Valley, Georgia, the school boasts a tradition of excellence since its founding in 1895.

About the Florida Beach Bowl

The Inaugural Florida Beach Bowl game features the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Fort Valley State Wildcats from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).

Be sure to follow, like and share the news and information about the Florida Beach Bowl on social media to stay up-to-date: Facebook, Instagram and Linked In @floridabeachbowl; and on X (formerly Twitter) @flbeachbowl.

The Florida Beach Bowl is more than just a football game; it is a celebration of excellence and culture. For more information, visit FloridaBeachBowl.com.

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