MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - The Orange Bowl Youth Football League (OBYFA) presented by Metro by T-Mobile visited five South Florida parks this past Saturday;  two in Broward County, two in Miami-Dade County and one in Key West. Last week’s parks were representatives of the Florida Youth Football League (FYFL), the National Youth Football League (NYFL), and the Key West Junior Football League. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall as part of its continuous community engagement and support.

At each stop, OBIE, the Orange Bowl mascot, is joined by Orange Bowl Committee members, ambassadors and staff in distributing promotional items and discounts from Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance sponsors and presenting each park with a commemorative plaque.

The October 5 visits included trips to Vincent Torres Memorial Park for the Lauderdale Lakes Vikings, CW Thomas Park for the Dania Beach Dolphins and to Holy Family Church for the Oak Grove Raiders, all of the FYFL. There was also a visit to Sherbondy Park for the Opa-locka Hurricanes of the NYFL and a visit to the Key West Junior Football League at Wicker Sports Complex.

The Park of the Week program is an opportunity to impact communities through the inclusion of sports. Orange Bowl members, staff and volunteers are involved with this program to make a difference in the lives of South Florida families.

The Orange Bowl has invested more than $7 million in South Florida Youth Sports Programs since the start of the program in 1999. The OBYFA benefits approximately 13,000 youth football players and cheerleaders reaching from Lake Okeechobee to Key West.

All of the parks being visited this weekend are home to teams from the Miami Xtreme Youth Football League and FYFL, two of eight South Florida leagues supported by the OBYFA.

This week's complete schedule for October 12 is as follows:

Game Time




9 a.m.

Coral Reef Park

Cannonball Youth Club

Miami Xtreme

10 a.m.

Andre Dawson Field

Suniland Sun Devils

Miami Xtreme


Doral Meadow Park

Doral Broncos

Miami Xtreme

3 p.m.

Miami Norland Senior High School

Miami Gardens Chiefs



Youth sports is one of the four pillars of Orange Bowl Community Outreach, which also includes fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. For 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.

This year’s Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance is again presented by Metro by T-Mobile and supported by associate sponsors American Airlines, clutchinsurance, Comcast, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida), Dave & Busters, Marathon Petroleum Company, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Nike, Sunshine Health, Toyota, Tire Kingdom and Xenith.

In addition to the OBYFA, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally based festivals and events that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world.


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