STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Super Bowl 2012 weekend now has an exciting added attraction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Van Tuyl Group, an Irving, Texas-based company with more than 70 automotive dealerships across the country, has announced the establishment of the first annual Charity Super Bowl flag football tournament. The event will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Stampede Sports Complex in Southlake, Texas—the day before Super Bowl XLVI takes place in Indianapolis. The Charity Super Bowl will be co-sponsored by the Van Tuyl Group, PPG, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car®. All proceeds are to benefit Trinity River Mission, a volunteer-based, community learning center dedicated to supporting the development of educational success in the children, youth, and families of West Dallas
The day-long Charity Super Bowl will feature 30 4-on-4 teams competing in a double-elimination tournament. There is an entry fee of $350 per team, with each team allowed to carry a roster of up to eight players. An awards presentation will be held at the end of the day. In addition to enjoying the games, fans attending the Charity Super Bowl can win raffle prizes and participate in a silent auction.
“This is one of the most exciting weekends of the year for football lovers,” said Darren Huggins, national collision director, Van Tuyl Group. “We wanted to take that football frenzy and give something back to the community, especially to a charity that does so much good and needs our support. We’ll play 59 games in about 10 hours. We’ve even invited our competitors to take part, and they’ve accepted the challenge. Fans can come out and have a great time cheering on the teams, all while knowing they’re helping a worthy organization. This is going to be a great—and very competitive—day.”
The Van Tuyl Group has long been associated with PPG. Today, PPG Automotive Refinish supplies the company with a wide variety of innovative coating products for its dealerships.
Kristen Felder of collisionhub.com will co-host the bowl’s broadcast with Autobody News. The day will also be covered by ABRN and Fender Bender.
For details about the first annual Charity Super Bowl, call 972-670-2948. To learn more about Trinity River Mission, visit www.trinityrivermission.org. For more information about PPG, call(800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.