MIAMI LAKES, Fla. —The Orange Bowl Youth Football League (OBYFA) presented by Metro by T-Mobile visited five South Florida parks this past Saturday;  all in Miami-Dade County. Last week’s parks were representatives of the Florida Youth Football League (FYFL), and the Miami Xtreme Youth 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 12 visits included trips three Miami Xtreme League teams at Coral Reef Park for the Cannonball Youth Club, Andre Dawson Field for the Suniland Sun Devils, and Doral Meadow Park for the Doral Broncos. There was also a stop at Miami Norland Senior High School for the Miami Gardens Chiefs of the FYFL.

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.

The parks being visited this weekend are all Palm Beach County leagues, three 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.

Buttonwood Park

West Boynton Youth Football

11 a.m.

Village Park

Western Communities Football


Lake Lytal Park

Palm Beach Youth Football

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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