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Bradshaw to Speak at Inaugural Advocare V100 Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon

July 14, 2010

Shreveport, La. - Former Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Terry Bradshaw will be the featured speaker at the Inaugural AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 11:45 a.m. at Shreveport Country Club.

Tickets for the luncheon are available for $40 by calling the Bowl Office at 318-221-0712 or toll-free at 888-414-BOWL (2695).

Bradshaw, a Shreveport native, starred at Louisiana Tech University and then with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons. He was a four-time Super Bowl Champion with the Steelers and a two-time Super Bowl MVP. Bradshaw also won the 1987 NFL MVP Award and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Bradshaw is currently an analyst and co-host of the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show and is nationally known for his humor and energy. He has appeared in several movies, television shows, has recorded country/western and gospel albums, co-written numerous books, and and stays busy with his broadcasting career.

2010 GAME DATE AND TICKET INFO

The 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will kick off on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at 4 p.m. Individual ticket prices in 2010 are $47 for sideline seats and $37 for south end zone seats. Military tickets can be purchased in person by military personnel at the Bowl Office for a special discounted price of $32 for south end zone and $42 for sideline bench seats. Those wishing to donate tickets to the military can do so at those same prices.

The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl has revised several of its ticket packages this year. The "Johnny's Catfish and Seafood Family FUN Pack" and the Touchdown Club offer fans a chance to save money for their group, or family outing to the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.

The "Johnny's Catfish and Seafood Family Fun Pack" includes four south end zone tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, and a souvenir 35th Anniversary hat for $175. The ticket package also includes a "Johnny's Catfish Family Pack," which is a $20 value included in the price. This saves fans more than $40 off of the regular price.

The Touchdown Club is a ticket package specially designed for larger groups. This package includes 10 south end zone tickets, 10 hot dogs, 10 soft drinks, 10 souvenir game program vouchers which can be redeemed at the game, one sILVER lot parking pass (while supplies last), and a souvenir 35th Anniversary hat all for JUST $475. This package saves fans $60 with the parking pass. Hot dogs and soft drinks can be redeemed at the stadium on game day with vouchers provided.

The "Fall Events Pack" is offered from July 1 to Oct.1 and includes two sideline seats, State Fair of Louisiana "Pay-One-Price" passes, two Red River Revel "Reveler" passes, two tickets to the "Big Game Show" Team Welcome Party event on Dec. 23, and a souvenir 35th anniversary hat all for just $195, a savings of $75. The "Big Game Show" Team Welcome Party gives fans a unique chance to watch the teams perform in several game show activities. Food will be provided at the event and is included with each ticket.

Fans can purchase this special ticket package online (www.independencebowl.org), in person at the Bowl Office, or over the phone. This ticket package gives fans the opportunity to purchase sideline seats earlier in the year before those seats are sold out. This package includes two sideline seats per order. The "Fall Events Pack" can only be purchased through the Bowl Office.

The Independence Bowl also offers a wonderful ticket donation program, the Kid's Corner Youth Ticket Initiative. The Kid's Corner Youth Ticket Initiative allows businesses and individuals the opportunity to donate 25 or more tickets to an area non-profit organization of their choice, such as the YMCA, Volunteers of America, or Boys and Girls Club. This program is also a great way for youth groups to sit together at the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in a fun and safe environment.

The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will begin partnerships with two new conferences this year, as teams from the ACC and Mountain West Conference will meet in December at Independence Stadium. The agreement with the two conferences runs through 2013. AdvoCare also extended its title sponsorship of the Independence Bowl for 2010. Bowl officials also announced in January that the bowl has extended its partnership with its national radio partner, Sports USA, through 2013. The Independence Bowl has partnered with Sports USA since 2005, which marked the 30th anniversary of the game.

Information on becoming a member of the Independence Bowl Foundation or a corporate sponsor of the bowl is also available at the Bowl Office located on the ground floor of the American Tower in downtown Shreveport at 401 Market Street, Suite 120. Those interested may also contact the Bowl Office at 318.221.0712 or toll free at 888.414.BOWL (2695) or visit the bowl's official website at www.independencebowl.org.

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