2023

  • Welcome remarks and recognition of our honored guests from the Heroes Program, presented by Arizona Complete Health.

  • Bowl update and recognition of our Volunteer of the Year.

  • Heather & Jon Volpe Tucson Strong Award presentation to the Flores Family.

  • Flecha Azul Tequila Partnership Introduction.

  • Announcement of the new name of our High School Player of the Year Award.

  • Live Auction of NFL Memorabilia Package – items signed by Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Bijan Robinson, and Tedy Bruschi.

  • Dick Tomey Arizona Strong Award presented to Tedy Bruschi.

  • A conversation with Tedy Bruschi. Moderated by executive director, Kym Adair.

  • Announcement of 50-50 Raffle Prize Winners.

    WELCOME MESSAGE

    FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KYM ADAIR

    Welcome to the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl Kickoff Luncheon!

    We are excited to have you here to help us kick off our countdown to Bowl Week.

    The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl is more than a football game! It is a week-long celebration that highlights the best of Southern Arizona, including its food, music, charities, and people. This year, we have decided to re-brand our Bowl Week to articulate exactly what our Bowl Week is.  We are thrilled to share that you are now invited to the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl “Pachanga Week”.  Translated as “party”, “Pachanga” more accurately reflects the energy, the revelry, the entertainment, and the community that the Bowl brings to this region the last week of the year. Let me describe this year’s Pachanga Week in more detail.

    We start the week with our Pep Rally and Downtown Pub Crawl on December 29th, followed on December 30th by our Barstool Sports Tailgate Festival, which will include our community village, a cornhole tournament, music, and incredible food and drinks. That tailgate celebration will prepare everyone for the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl which kicks off at 2:30 pm. Fans will be greeted by the famous Wings of Blue skydivers and a Davis Monthan flyover. Then, a team from Mountain West Conference and a team from Mid-American Conference will battle it out on the field to be named the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl Champion.

    Finally, on December 31st we will all ring in the New Year in Tucson’s Times Square (5th Ave & Toole) with the Taco Bell New Year’s Eve Downtown Bowl Bash with fireworks. The Bowl Bash will include headlining music legends Warrant and feature the Tucson Federal Credit Union Silent Disco. We will drop a giant Taco Bell taco at midnight followed by fireworks off the roof of Hotel Congress. We hope that you will join us for all the fun while helping us support local charities.

    Thank you for attending today and we can’t wait to see you in December for Pachanga Week!

    Kym Adair

    Kym Adair

    Executive Director

    2023 HEATHER AND JON VOLPE

    TUCSON STRONG AWARD

    THE FLORES FAMILY

    2023 DICK TOMEY

    ARIZONA STRONG AWARD

    AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    TEDI BRUSCHI

    2023

    BOWL/PACHANGA WEEK

    A look ahead to the exciting events coming to bowl week:

    DECEMBER 29:

    Rio Nuevo Downtown Pep Rally

    DECEMBER 29:

    Arizona Bowl Barrio Pub Crawl

    DECEMBER 30:

    Barstool Sports Tailgate Festival

    DECEMBER 30:

    Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl Game

    DECEMBER 31:

    Taco Bell New Year’s Eve Downtown Bowl Bash

    THANK YOU

    MiCamp Solutions for being today’s title sponsor.

    Jake and Brittany Kagele of Nova Financial Services for providing today’s LED wristband giveaway.

    *Make sure to put yours on as we will be giving away prizes throughout the luncheon through the wristbands!

    THANK YOU

    2022 KICKOFF LUNCHEON COMMITTEE

    These volunteers have worked extremely hard to help us with today’s event:

     

      • Andy Brown
      • Roman Campuzano
      • Joe Erceg
      • Dominic Escamilla
      • Moise Gomez
      • Mike Hernandez
      • Mikey Marquez
      • Rich Moret
      • Abby Nagbe
      • Paul Jamison
      • Kola Janoff – co-chair
      • Steve Ochoa
      • Alison Smith – co-chair
      • Darlene Twiss – leadership council
      • Denise Watters
      • Kathleen Winn

    THANK YOU

    MiCamp Solutions
    for being today’s sponsor.

    Jake and Brittany Kagele of
    Nova Financial Services
    for providing today’s LED wristband giveaway.

    * Make sure to put yours on as we will be giving away prizes throughout the luncheon through the wristbands.

    THANK YOU

    2023 Kickoff Luncheon Committee

    These volunteers have worked extremely hard to help with today’s event:

      • Brenda Baca
      • Jesse Perez Bravo
      • Randy Caryl
      • Sheila Chonis
      • Dominic Escamilla
      • Paul Jamison
      • Kola Janoff – co-chair
      • Andy Kunsberg
      • Linda Kunsberg
      • Cheryl Ladd
      • Betsy Leader
      • Armando Membrila
      • Rich Moret
      • Robyn Nicholson
      • Steve Ochoa
      • Alison Smith – co-chair
      • Meg Swain
      • Morgan Treat
      • Darlene Twiss
      • Andrea Williams
      • Kathleen Winn
      • Larry Youdelman

    2023 TICKETS

    Tickets to the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl are on sale now.

    Purchase your tickets today for the game and the VIP Tailgate Party.

    Buy online at TheArizonaBowl.com.

    A reminder, 100% of net proceeds go to local charities.

    SPECIAL OFFER

    ADD THE DIGITAL PASSPORT TO YOUR SMARTPHONE

    *Digital Passport offers are subject to change. Add to a smartphone by 12/1/2022. Offers valid 10/1/22-12/31/23.

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    Use promo code: AZB22 on the checkout page.

    A SPECIAL THANK YOU

    to those who helped arrange donations for the 50-50 Raffle.

    • Ed Ackerley
    • Lisa Brien
    • Andrew Brown
    • Roman Campuzano
    • David Cook
    • Paul Dias
    • Dominic Escamilla
    • Chris Edwards
    • Ali Farhang
    • Moises Gomez
    • Charla Hickey and Richard Hickey
    • Paul Jamison
    • Kola Janoff
    • Suzanne Kaiser
    • Andy Kunsberg
    • Jonathan & Colette Landeen
    • Bucky Lovejoy
    • Michael Marquez
    • Ed Meyer
    • Richard Moret
    • Thomas Moulton
    • Steven Ochoa
    • Vinny Pedregon
    • Alison Smith
    • Raymond Smith
    • Eric Spitzer
    • Robin Stoddard
    • Morgan Treat
    • Darlene Twiss
    • Kathleen Winn
    • Jeff Witthoft
    • Larry Youdelman

    SPECIAL OFFER

    ADD THE DIGITAL PASSPORT TO YOUR SMARTPHONE

    Add the annual digital passport for FREE to your smartphone.

    Use promo code: AZB23 on the checkout page.

    A SPECIAL THANK YOU

    to those who helped arrange donations for the 50-50 Raffle.

      • Ed Ackerley
      • Lisa Brien
      • Andrew Brown
      • Roman Campuzano
      • Sheila Chonis
      • David Cook
      • Paul Dias
      • Dominic Escamilla
      • Chris Edwards
      • Lauren Evans
      • Ali Farhang
      • Mike Harrelson
      • Charla Hickey and Richard Hickey
      • Indie Jacobi
      • Paul Jamison
      • Kola Janoff
      • Suzanne Kaiser
      • Andy Kunsberg
      • Jonathan & Colette Landeen
      • Besty Leader
      • Bucky Lovejoy
      • Armando Membrila
      • Ed Meyer
      • Richard Moret
      • Thomas Moulton
      • Robyn Nicholson
      • Steven Ochoa
      • Jerry Rice Foundation
      • Tony Sanders
      • Rose Schneider
      • Alison Smith
      • Raymond Smith
      • Robin Stoddard
      • Morgan Treat
      • Darlene Twiss
      • Kathleen Winn
      • Jeff Witthoft
      • Larry Youdelman

    COUNTDOWN TO 2023 KICKOFF

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    ARIZONA STADIUM, TUCSON, AZ
    DECEMBER 30, 2023  |  2:30 PM MST

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