Firehouse Subs Selected to Provide Food for NFL Global Championship High School Football Players

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US and Japanese football players taking part in NFL Global Junior Championship IX at The Bolles School will enjoy Firehouse Subs fare

Firehouse Subs has been selected to provide some of the food for Japanese and American participants in NFL Global Junior Championship IX, part of a unique tournament to be played at The Bolles School’s Skinner-Barco Stadium during the week of Super Bowl XXXIX.

Sandwiches and other food from Firehouse Subs will be enjoyed by 36 young football players from Japan, as well as by an additional 36 high school football standouts from throughout the Jacksonville area.

“Firehouse Subs is delighted to take part in a small way in this great tournament, supporting these fine young athletes as they practice and play here in our home town of Jacksonville,” said Stephen Joost, Firehouse Subs’ chief financial officer. “Also, we are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce our great sub sandwiches to the kids from Japan – we’re sure they will love them.”

The Global Championship games, a shootout-style jamboree tournament, will be held on February 2nd and 5th at The Bolles School’s San Jose campus. The Japanese athletes will live with host families from Bolles during their stay in the area.

Corky Rogers, The Bolles School’s head coach, selected 36 Jacksonville high school football standouts for the team that will represent America at the Super Bowl. Other countries represented will be Japan, France, Mexico and Canada.

About Firehouse Subs:

Firehouse Subs was founded in 1994 by two brothers, Robin and Chris Sorensen, who worked as firefighters for the Jacksonville Fire Department. By the end of 2004, Firehouse Subs operated 172 stores throughout the Southeast, employing 25,000 people and generating annualized sales of more than $90 million. Plans call for more than 500 Firehouse Subs stores by the end of 2006, and more than 1000 Firehouse stations by the end of 2008. To learn more, visit the company’s web site at http://www.firehousesubs.com.

About the Bolles School:

The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, is a coeducational, college preparatory school enrolling over 1,800 day students in early kindergarten through grade 12, and boarding students in grades 7 through postgraduate on four campuses. Bolles has one upper school campus, (San Jose Campus), one middle school campus, (Bartram Campus) and two lower school campuses (Ponte Vedra Campus, and Whitehurst Campus). Bolles prepares students for the future by providing them with challenges that promote growth and development in academics, the arts, activities, and athletics.

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