Celebrities and Sports Legends Come Together for the “Tostitos Homecoming Party Bowl” to Surprise U.S. Military Veterans Benefitting Got Your 6 and Pat Tillman Foundation

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Tostitos® Surprises U.S. Military Veterans with the Ultimate Homecoming Party and Celebrity-Studded Football Game.

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Tostitos Homecoming Party Bowl

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, the Tostitos brand turned football dreams into reality for a group of unsuspecting military veterans. This one-of-a-kind on-field surprise party – created to celebrate the homecoming of veterans who have previously served overseas – was complete with legendary college football players and coaches, including Bobby Bowden, Urban Meyer, Kurt Warner and Marcus Allen; actor and screenwriter, Owen Wilson; sideline reporting with actor, Eric Stonestreet, and a performance by chart-topping musical guest, Gym Class Heroes.

Highlights from the surprise party were captured on film and will be televised nationally during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl broadcast on ESPN on Jan. 3, 2013. The highlights will also be available on the Tostitos Facebook Page at http://www.Facebook.com/Tostitos following the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl broadcast. Tostitos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division has been the title sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl, part of the Bowl Championship Series, for the past 18 years.

Thirty unsuspecting service men and women arrived onsite at Cerritos College just south of Los Angeles ready to play a casual game of flag football to benefit Got Your 6 and the Pat Tillman Foundation. Unbeknownst to them, more than 12,000 fans were eagerly awaiting their arrival, ready to cheer them on as they entered the jam-packed stadium. While suiting up for the game, legendary college football coaches Bobby Bowden and Urban Meyer arrived announcing they would each be leading a team, calling the plays and coaching their respective players to victory.

The service men and women were then joined by former college and professional football greats Marcus Allen and Kurt Warner who revealed they, too, would be joining the game to play alongside the veterans. As the players ran through the tunnel and took the field, they were greeted by the thousands of cheering fans, a group of cheerleaders and the sounds of two full-fledge marching bands, making it clear that something big was happening. When the game was over, the party continued with an exclusive musical performance by the Grammy-nominated musical group, Gym Class Heroes.

Video and photos including soundbites from sports legends and celebrities, locker room surprises, performance footage by Gym Class Heroes, surprise moments, reactions from veterans, half-time and game footage are available for media to download and share at: http://magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/TostitosHomecomingPartyBowl.

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