5k Run / Walk Added to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Event Schedule

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  December 5, 2011; – The Mike Alstott Family Foundation and Athletes for Hearts, Inc. have announced that a 5k run/walk has been added to the pre-game festivities for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg.  

The 5k Run will be held on MondayDec. 19 and will feature kids runs of various distances.  Online registration is now open and 500-1,000 runners are expected to participate.  All finishers will receive a complimentary game ticket to the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, to be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The fourth edition of the ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owned bowl game features Marshall against FIU.

The 5k race will start on the east side of Tropicana Field at 6 p.m. and will be preceded by the Kids’ Races at 5:30.  All races will finish at the popular sports bar, Ferg’s.  Registration is $25.00 on-line in advance and $30.00 the day of the race.  The kids’ races are $10.00.  Food, refreshments and awards will be available at Ferg’s post-race party.

There will be a silent auction at Ferg’s with proceeds from the race and auction going to Athletes for Hearts, Inc. and the Mike Alstott Family Foundation.

For more information on the race, visit www.spbowlfan5k.com.

For more information on the Mike Alstott Family Foundation, visit www.mikealstottfamilyfoundation.org. And for more information on Athletes for Hearts, visitwww.athletesforhearts.com.

Tickets for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg are on sale now and start as low as just $35. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.comor by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Fans can enjoy the pregame pageantry in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Bud Light Lounge, the only on-field hospitality village in all of professional or college football. Fans can sit right behind the team bench and hear all of the hard- hitting action. It will be the only Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location where you can literally be in the huddle and still enjoy all the food and beverage any fan would want. For tickets in the Bud Light Lounge, fans may contact Carlos Padilla at 727-290-9865 for more information.

About Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a fast-growing national chain of family sports pubs that achieves its success by building relationships with the local schools, youth sports leagues, and other community organizations in each and every Beef ‘O’ Brady’s neighborhood market. The “kid appeal” of this unique concept is reinforced by a very moderately priced kids menu and video games. Ironically, despite what the name implies, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is actually best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s has more than 260 open restaurants throughout the Southeast and the Midwest. Visitwww.beefobradys.comfor more information.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming,ESPN Regional Television(ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT’s owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.

In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters forESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC,BIG EAST,Big 12,Mid-American,WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:
Collegiate Football
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg;Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl(Dallas-Fort Worth);BBVA Compass Bowl(Birmingham, Ala.);MAACO Bowl Las Vegas;Gildan New Mexico Bowl(Albuquerque);Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl(Honolulu);Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas(Houston);MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney(Orlando, Fla.) andThe Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards
Collegiate Basketball
76 Classic(Anaheim, Calif.);State Farm Champions Classic(Madison Square Garden; debuts 2011);DIRECTV Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant(S.C.);Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic(Honolulu);Old Spice Classic(Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.);5-hour ENERGY Puerto Rico Tip-Off(San Juan);All-College Basketball Classic(Oklahoma City) andSears BracketBusters
Collegiate Lacrosse
ESPNU Warrior Classic
Additional Events
Hawaiian Islands Invitational(Soccer) andESPN National Golf Challenge

For more information, visitESPNPlus.com.

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Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Kamis, Trifecta Team, jeff@trifectateam.com or 813-784-3642
Rachel Margolis, rachel.l.margolis@espn.com or 860-766-2798


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