Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl 2012 Talent Tryouts Winner Announced

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (December 13, 2012)– Sonee Thompson, a graduate of the University of Florida and certified fitness expert, was selected as the 2012 winner of theBeef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl 2012 Talent Tryouts.  Thompson was chosen after a rigorous selection process from a group of five finalists.

The tryouts, which were created to discover an on-camera, sports personality to cover Bowl events, are in their third year of existence.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Thompson will join the Bowl’s professional video crew as the on-air talent and will cover various events leading up to the game, including the Beach Bash, the Battle of the Bands, the Team Hospital Visit and the game between UCF and Ball State on FridayDec.  21 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Regional Televison (ERT), will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

“I’m excited to see Bowl Week unfold from the shorelines to the sidelines,” said Thompson. “I’m thrilled to be chosen to cover the events, meet the teams and executives and capture their energy and adrenaline in words and actions.”

As host, Thompson will be the face of the bowl, conducting interviews with players at the events.

“We had a very talented group of finalists and all of them could have very easily been our choice,” said Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Executive Director Brett Dulaney. “We had to review the demo tapes a few extra times to finally determine our winner and we are happy to have Sonee serve as our host reporter.”

You can view Sonee’s video reports during Bowl Week as well as her finals competition video on the Bowl’s You Tube Channel at

Tickets for the 2012 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg are on sale now and start as low as just $35. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Fans can enjoy the pregame festivities in The Miller Lite Party Deck, 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 fans can literally be in the huddle and still enjoy all the food and beverage served at this premiere event. For tickets in The Miller Lite Party Deck, fans may contact Carlos Padilla at 727-290-9865 for more information.


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