Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Unveils 2009 Game Mark

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The unveiling of the 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl game mark signals the start of another electrifying year in college football.

2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Game Mark

Our desire is to position the 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl as a premiere event within the landscape of college bowl games, and the excitement is already building for the next classic matchup.

Brian Goin, Vice President of Championship Management for the PGA Tour and this year's Chairman of the Gator Bowl Association, kicked off the Gator Bowl Committee meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2008 by unveiling the official game mark for the 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl game mark was designed by Patrick Carter, Art Director with The Kurtis Group, a Jacksonville Beach-based advertising and public relations agency that is the agency of record for the Gator Bowl Association and the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. This is the eighth Gator Bowl Classic poster created by Kurtis Loftus and his award-winning team at The Kurtis Group.

The 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl poster showcases the Ash Verlander Championship Trophy designed by Tiffany's that is awarded to the winner of the New Year's Day Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. This year's poster also highlights a unique reflection of Jacksonville's city skyline in the Tiffany trophy football. This graphic will appear on this year's game tickets, media guide, fan guide and gameday program as well as all marketing material related to the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

"The unveiling of the 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl game mark, for us, signals the start of another electrifying year in college football", says Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our desire is to position the 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl as a premiere event within the landscape of college bowl games, and the excitement is already building for the next classic matchup."

The 64th Annual Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will be played January 1, 2009 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. EST and the game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports. The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will pit a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a team from the Big 12 Conference, the Big East Conference or the University of Notre Dame. Tickets prices for the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl are $60 for VIP seats and $50 for Stadium seats. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 904.353.3309 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Visit http://www.KMBSsports.com to enter for your chance to win The Konica Minolta Ultimate Sports Experience.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

About The Gator Bowl Classic
The Gator Bowl Association is a 501(c) 3 not-for profit organization whose mission is to provide Northeast Florida with the very best in college athletics and related activities in order to maximize positive impact on the area's economy, national image and community pride. Its primary charitable activities are focused on education and youth in the North Florida area. For more information on the Association, please visit http://www.gatorbowl.com.

About The Kurtis Group
Established in 1986, The Kurtis Group is an award winning agency providing illustration, graphic design, print production, Web development, media planning, marketing strategy and public relations services to a variety of local and regional clients. Please visit http://www.thekurtisgroup.com for more agency information.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR @ kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Gator Bowl Association Contact:
Cheri O'Neill
Gator Bowl Association
+1 904.798.1700
cheri @ gatorbowl.com

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