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ALLEGIANCE BOWL COMMITTEE PRESENTS CHECK TO SARATOGA-WILTON SOCCER CLUB AND BALLSTON SPA POP WARNER FOR $10,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK... The Allegiance Bowl Committee Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club and Ballston Spa Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading programs. This check represents the net proceeds from the eighth annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl featuring sprint football teams from Army and Post University.

“We are extremely pleased that the community turned out to support this charity event and its beneficiaries, Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club and Ballston Spa Pop Warner football and cheerleading,” said Scott Perkins, Allegiance Bowl Committee Chair. “The proceeds from the event will assist these two programs in their mission to offer children the opportunity to participate in competitive youth sports while developing character and confidence through team play,” he said.

The Allegiance Bowl is made possible by the continuous support of the organizing committee and its primary sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratogian and Star Radio 101.3. The game took place at the Saratoga Springs High School football field. Former Saratoga Springs High School, University of Notre Dame, and NFL star Anthony Weaver was the event’s Honorary Chair. To date, the Allegiance Bowl has raised over $60,000 for youth athletic programs in the greater Saratoga Springs area.
Sprint football is regulation, varsity-level tackle football with one exception; no player may weigh more than 172 pounds three days prior to game day. The sport is known for its quick, explosive play where there is an emphasis on athleticism and play execution rather than on player size. Teams competing in the Collegiate Sprint Football League include Cornell, Mansfield University, Penn, Post University, Franklin Pierce University, Princeton, Army, and Navy.


ALLEGIANCE BOWL NAMES ANTHONY WEAVER 2012 HONORARY CHAIR

Notre Dame football team captain, NFL star, and Saratoga Springs High School graduate Anthony Weaver has been named the Honorary Chair of the 2012 Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl. Proceeds from the September 22 bowl game, featuring Collegiate Sprint Football League teams Army and Post University, will benefit Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club and the Ballston Spa Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading programs.

A four-year starter for the Fighting Irish, Weaver garnered numerous collegiate honors before embarking on his professional career, including various All-American team selections, team MVP, and Notre Dame Lineman of the Year. He was a second round NFL draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2002 where he started as defensive end for four season. He completed his professional playing career with the Houston Texans in 2008. In 2010, Weaver was inducted along with his high school coach Blase Iuliano into the Saratoga Springs High School "Blue Streak" Athletic Hall of Fame. He presently serves as assistant defensive line coach with the New York Jets.

"It is exciting to be a part of America's Premier Sprint Football Event which is held every year in my hometown," Weaver said. "It is also meaningful to me that the bowl game will be held on the very same field where I first learned the game of football. I look forward to an outstanding game between Army and Post and in helping to support the local youth athletic organizations which will benefit from the event."


BOWL GAME DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF RAY WALDRON

The 2012 Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl, featuring Collegiate Sprint Football Teams from Army and Post University, has been dedicated to the memory of Raymond A. Waldron, organizing committee chair Scott Perkins announced on August 20, 2012. Waldron, who died at age 80 on August 17, was a long-time teacher, coach, community volunteer, and athletic director in the Saratoga Springs School District and a charter member of the Allegiance Bowl Committee, Inc., the organizing committee which annually coordinates America's Premier Sprint Football Event. A combat veteran of the Korean War and the recipient of many athletic and administrative awards, he was the first and only inductee into the newly established Saratoga Springs High School Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.

"Coach Waldron brought a wealth of practical experience to his role as an organizing committee member," Perkins said. "He was a tireless worker and always saw tasks through to completion. He knew and loved the game of football and had the highest respect for these student-athletes. So it is indeed fitting the that 2012 Allegiance Bowl be dedicated to his memory," Perkins said.

The Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 on the Saratoga Springs High School football field, West Avenue, which Waldron, through his leadership, helped establish. A dedication ceremony in memory of Waldron will precede the event.


ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN NAMED HONORARY CHAIR FOR 2011 ARMY VS. NAVY ALLEGIANCE BOWL

Saratoga Springs, NY… The organizing committee for the annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl announced Apollo 11 astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, pilot of the first manned mission to the Moon, has been named the Honorary Chair of the 2011 Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl.

The charity sprint football game will feature one of sport's greatest rivalries; Dr. Aldrin's alma mater, the United State Military Academy at West Point (Army), and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis (Navy). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa Pop Warner youth football and cheerleading programs.

On July 20, 1969, Dr. Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first two humans to set foot on another world. Dr. Aldrin spent 21 hours on the lunar surface with the largest television audience in history, an
estimated 600 million people worldwide, watching this unprecedented heroic endeavor.

No stranger to the sport of football, Dr. Aldrin played center on the 1946 Montclair (NJ) State High School Championship football team, and his love of the sport continues today. "I have seen many Army-Navy football games and know that the 2011 Allegiance Bowl will be an epic contest between two great teams," he said.

The Allegiance Bowl Committee extends its heartfelt appreciation of Dr. Aldrin for his support of the Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl, "America's Premier Sprint Football Event."

Sprint football teams from Army and Navy will meet for one of the sport's greatest rivalries in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at the High School football field.

Widely regarded as America's premier sprint football event, the Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl features varsity teams from the (CSFL) and benefits local youth programs. Since its inception, the Allegiance Bowl has raised over $50,000 for local youth charities.

(Dr. Aldrin's is not currently scheduled to appear)


ALLEGIANCE BOWL COMMITTEE PRESENTS CHECK TO SARATOGA YOUTH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION FOR $10,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK… The Allegiance Bowl Committee Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Saratoga Youth Lacrosse Association representing the net proceeds from the sixth annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl featuring sprint football teams from Navy and the University of Pennsylvania.


from left to right: Robert Ward, Greg Griskowitz, Mike Patton, Mark Baker, Margaret Noel, Scott Perkins,
Eric Griskowitz, Graham Patton, Michael Hardy.

“We are extremely pleased that the community turned out to support this charity event and its beneficiary, the Saratoga Youth Lacrosse Association,” said Scott Perkins, Allegiance Bowl Committee Chair. “The proceeds from the event will assist Saratoga Youth Lacrosse in its mission to offer children the opportunity to participate in one of the nation’s fastest growing youth sports while developing character and confidence through team play,” he said.

The Allegiance Bowl is made possible by the continuous support of the organizing committee and its primary sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratogian, Star Radio 101.3 and Time Warner Cable – Channel News 9. The game took place at the Saratoga Springs High School football field with Olympic Gold medalist Jeff Blatnick serving as honorary chair. To date, the Allegiance Bowl has raised over $50,000 for youth athletic programs in the greater Saratoga Springs area.

Sprint football is regulation, varsity-level tackle football with one exception; no player may weigh more than 172 pounds three days prior to game day. The sport is known for its quick, explosive play where there is an emphasis on athleticism and play execution rather than on player size. Teams competing in the Collegiate Sprint Football League include Cornell, Mansfield University, Penn, Post University, Princeton, Army, and Navy.

For more information, visit the bowl game's web site at www.allegiancebowl.com


SARATOGA SPRINGS YOUTH HOCKEY AND FIGURE SKATING CLUBS RECEIVE CHECK FOR $10,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK… The Allegiance Bowl Committee Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Saratoga Springs Youth Hockey and Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Clubs. The check represents the net proceeds from the fifth annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl that was played between Army and Mansfield University.


from let to right: Barb Holmes, Scott Perkins, Charles Wait, Tina Flansburg, Bruce Thompson and Lilly Holmes.

The game drew in excess of over 2,000 Sprint Football fans. Scott Perkins, Chair of the Allegiance Bowl Committee, noted. “We are extremely pleased that we are able to present this check to both of these fine organizations. Both offer strong youth programs and provide children with the opportunity to participate in a sports program that teaches important principles about hockey and figure skating and further develops their own self confidence.”

The Allegiance Bowl is made possible by the continuous support of our of organizing committee and our primary sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratogian, Star Radio 101.3 and Time Warner Cable – Channel News 9. The game took place at Saratoga Springs High School football field and Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins served as the honorary chair.

Sprint football is regulation, varsity-level, Division 1 football with one exception; no player may weigh more than 172 pounds three days prior to game day. The sport is known for its quick, explosive play where there is an emphasis on athleticism and play execution rather than on player size. Teams competing in the CSFL include Cornell, Mansfield University, Penn, Princeton, Army and Navy.


SARATOGA SPRINGS AMERICAN AND NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE PROGRAMS RECEIVE CHECK FOR $8,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK… The Allegiance Bowl Committee Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $8,000 to the Saratoga Springs American and National Little Leagues. The check represents the net proceeds from the fourth annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl that was played between Navy and Cornell.

The game drew in excess of over 2,100 Sprint Football fans. Scott Perkins, Chair of the Allegiance Bowl Committee, noted. “We are extremely pleased that we are able to present this check to both of these fine organizations. Both offer strong youth baseball programs and provide children with the opportunity to participate in a sports program that teaches important principles about baseball and teamwork and further develops their own self confidence.”

The Allegiance Bowl is made possible by the continuous support of our of organizing committee and our primary sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratogian, Star Radio 101.3 and Time Warner Cable – Channel News 9. The game took place at Saratoga Springs High School football field and President Jimmy Carter served as the honorary chair.

Sprint football is regulation, varsity-level, Division 1 football with one exception; no player may weigh more than 172 pounds three days prior to game day. The sport is known for its quick, explosive play where there is an emphasis on athleticism and play execution rather than on player size. Teams competing in the CSFL include Cornell, Mansfield University, Penn, Princeton, Army and Navy.

For more information, visit the bowl game's web site at www.allegiancebowl.com


STEWART'S SHOPS TO NAME ICE CREAM FLAVOR IN HONOR OF BOWL GAME

Stewart's Shops, a family and employee owned company headquartered in Saratoga Springs, has announced that it will re-name its Mint Cookie Crumble ice cream in honor of the 2008 Allegiance Bowl. For a month prior to the event in the Saratoga County market, the popular flavor will be known as "Allegiance Bowl Sprint Mint" in recognition of the fourth annual charity bowl game and its affiliation with the Collegiate Sprint Football League. The bowl game will feature teams from Navy and Cornell, both members of the Collegiate Sprint Football League, and will be held in Saratoga Springs on October 4, 2008.

At the request of the organizing committee, Allegiance Bowl Sprint Mint will be served as dessert to the teams, coaches, and fans at the "Kick Off" banquet to be held the evening before the game at the Saratoga Springs City Center. According to Scott Perkins, event chair, Stewart's re-naming of the ice cream flavor reflects its continued support of the Saratoga Sprint Football Classic. "Since the bowl game was first held in 2005, Stewart's Shops has been an enthusiastic partner with us in sponsoring the premier sprint football event in the nation," Perkins said. "Their commitment of giving back to the community is legendary and we are once again grateful for their generous support for this year's game which will benefit Little League baseball in Saratoga Springs."

As an Official Sponsor of the event, Stewart's Shops has also underwritten the appearance of the Johnstown High School "Marching Sir Bills" for the halftime field show.


SARATOGA SPRINGS POP WARNER AND CHEERLEADING PROGRAMS
AND OPERATION ADOPT A SOLIDER
RECEIVE CHECK FOR $12,500

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK… The Allegiance Bowl Committee Inc. recently presented a check in the amount of $12,500 to the Saratoga Springs Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Teams and to Operation Adopt a Solider. The check represents the net proceeds from the third annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl that was played between Army and Navy.

This year the game drew in excess of over 4,000 Sprint Football fans. Scott Perkins, Chair of the Allegiance Bowl Committee, noted. “We are extremely pleased that we are able to present this check to both of these fine organizations. The Saratoga Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading programs enable the children to learn new skills and build self confidence. Operation Adopt a Solider has worked diligently in supporting the troops abroad and during this fall season sent out their 35,000th care package. It is the dedicated work of these organizations that we are pleased to support. In addition, without the continuous support of our of organizing committee and our primary sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, The Saratogian, Star Radio 101.3 and Time Warner Cable – Channel News 9 this would not have been possible.” The game took place at Saratoga Springs High School football field and legendary NFL head coach Bill Parcells served as honorary chair.

Sprint football is regulation, varsity-level, Division 1 football with one exception; no player may weigh more than 172 pounds three days prior to game day. The sport is known for its quick, explosive play where there is an emphasis on athleticism and play execution rather than on player size. Teams competing in the CSFL include Cornell, Penn, and Princeton, as well as West Point and Annapolis.


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