ORANGE BOWL AND CITY OF POMPANO BEACH ANNOUNCE MITCHELL MOORE PARK RENOVATION
Miami Lakes, Fla. – The Orange Bowl Committee and the City of Pompano Beach have partnered on an approximate $4 million renovation of Mitchell Moore Park in Pompano Beach, Fla. The park is located at 901 NW 10th Street in Pompano Beach.
The new football field will be called Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park. Renovations will include a synthetic turf field and maintenance, an electronic scoreboard, new press box and shaded seating, enhanced walking trail and building refurbishments. The two existing baseball fields will also receive an upgrade. The much-needed renovation of Mitchell Moore Park furthers the Orange Bowl’s commitment to youth sports in the South Florida community.
This is the Orange Bowl’s sixth Legacy Park to the South Florida community and the second in Broward County (Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park). Combined, and with the generous support of partners, Orange Bowl Legacy Park projects have provided over $21.5 million worth of improvements toward the beautification of the South Florida community and recreational park activities for residents and their families.
“The Orange Bowl Committee is extremely proud to announce Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park as our sixth Legacy Park project across South Florida,” said Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Jack Seiler. “Pompano Beach, Broward County and South Florida as a whole have such a rich history of developing college student athletes and pro-level talent, and this park renovation will enable youth in the area to carry on this incredible legacy, in addition to providing the general public of all ages with a fantastic new facility to enjoy. The mission of the Orange Bowl Committee since its inception in 1935 is to inspire youth, engage our community and enhance South Florida. This new Orange Bowl Field at Mitchell Moore Park will accomplish that and much more for years to come.”
The Orange Bowl first unveiled the Legacy Program initiative in 2008-09 in honor of the organization’s 75th anniversary, which also coincided with the hosting of the 2009 BCS National Championship. The Orange Bowl, along with the City of Miami, cut the ribbon on Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park in January 2011. In 2013, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Fort Lauderdale, renovated Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. In 2014, the Orange Bowl and Miami-Dade County unveiled the new Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park. The Orange Bowl and the City of Homestead unveiled Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park in 2016 and most recently, in 2018, the Orange Bowl and Palm Beach County celebrated the revealing of Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park.
“We are delighted to have had the Orange Bowl Committee select Pompano Beach’s Mitchell Moore Park as a Legacy Park project,” said Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin. “These enhancements will only bolster the opportunity these children have to enrich their lives through sports on a state-of-the-art Orange Bowl Field”.
Legacy Programs are one of the four pillars of Orange Bowl Cares, its overarching community outreach program which also includes Community Engagement, Education and Youth Sports. For more than 85 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, promoting championship sporting events, related premier entertainment and other year-round activities to inspire youth, engage our community and enhance the South Florida economy.
About the Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl is a 380-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars of its Orange Bowl Cares program: Youth Sports, Education, Community Engagement and Legacy Programs. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 31, 2021. For more information on the 2021 Orange Bowl events, including promotional inquiries and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to orangebowl.org or follow @OrangeBowl on social media.
About Pompano Beach
Centrally located in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, Pompano Beach is positioned midway between Miami and Palm Beach and covers over 25 square miles in northern Broward County. It’s known for its beaches, boating, marinas and offshore coral reef, plus numerous wrecks and other dive sites. The warmer waters make for an abundance of pompano, the inshore tropical game fish from which the City gets its name. Pompano Beach has over 101,400 residents which increases to over 150,000 during the season, when part-time residents return for the warm, sunny weather. Being part of Broward County also gives us the added advantage of being close to over two million people and 50,000 businesses while maintaining our history, charm and promise of being “Florida’s Warmest Welcome”. For more information, visit www.pompanobeachfl.gov.
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