Boca Raton, Fl (PRWEB) January 21, 2012
Bluegreen Vacations today announced their sponsorship of The Battle of Florida Collegiate All-Star Football Game, to be held on January 21, 2012 at 8:00pm EST in Boca Raton, Florida. As part of their sponsorship, Bluegreen provided legendary college football coach, Bobby Bowden, with private-jet transportation to South Florida. Proceeds and donations from the event will benefit two local South Florida charities, Global Refuge and the Finesse Foundation.
“We’re excited to have The Battle of Florida Collegiate All-Star Football Game right here in Bluegreen’s backyard,” says Tony Puleo, Chief Financial Officer of Bluegreen Corporation. “The opportunity to show our support for two outstanding non-profit organizations like Global Refuge and the Finesse Foundation is an honor.”
The Battle of Florida features NFL draft-eligible collegiate football players with ties to the state of Florida in an all-star game that pits North Florida against South Florida. Not only that, but it will also display a legendary coaching matchup between Bobby Bowden, coaching the North team, and Howard Schnellenberger, coaching the South.
Bobby Bowden has coached over the span of seven decades and is the second-winningest coach in college football history, having guided Florida State University to more than 300 victories and two National Championships. Howard Schnellenberger brings more than 50 years of coaching experience to the field at six universities and four NFL teams, totaling four Collegiate National Championships and two Super Bowl Championships.
ABOUT GLOBAL REFUGE
Global Refuge (GRI) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization in South Florida, founded by long-time collegiate coach Brian McNeely. The organization brings the most in-depth medical care and disaster relief to areas like war-torn Burma and Northern Uganda. GRI works to ensure control of high-mortality diseases during emergencies by training local personnel in order to build strength in the local health systems to aid in rebuilding society and infrastructure. Programs are driven through the health sector but are designed to also provide Water/Sanitation, Food Security, Child Protection and Resettlement programs, all of which are built on sustainable approaches to building local healthcare access. For more information, visit http://www.globalrefuge.org.
ABOUT THE FINESSE FOUNDATION
F.I.N.E.S.S.E., “Families Intent on Nurturing and Encouraging Scholastic and Sports Excellence,” is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501c(3) organization based out of Boca Raton, FL. The organization focuses on youth football, track and field activities and the importance of academic excellence. They sponsor a full-contact youth football camp at Florida Atlantic University and offer cost-effective sleepover and day camp options for youth players. The foundation also works closely with student athlete families and uses its funding towards creating programs and services that fall in line with the fundamentals that make up its name.
ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is a leading timeshare sales, marketing and resort management company. Bluegreen Resorts manages, markets and sells the Bluegreen Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with more than 160,000 owners, over 59 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Bluegreen also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-based service resort management, financial services, and sales and marketing on behalf of third parties. For more information, visit http://www.bluegreenonline.com. For more information, visit us online at http://www.bluegreencorp.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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