Broken Arrow Public Schools and Owasso Public Schools partner with Folds of Honor and Jim Glover Auto Family to rebrand football rivalry
UPDATE: Game tickets available at Tiger Threads or online at GoFan
Broken Arrow Public Schools and Owasso Public Schools announced a new multi-year agreement today to rebrand their football rivalry game as the Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family in order to celebrate the service and sacrifice of American heroes and raise money to provide scholarships for families of service members who have been killed or wounded.
Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl Driven by Jim Glover Auto Family tickets are available at Tiger Threads (located in the main entrance of Broken Arrow High School), Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on-line at GoFan. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
All veterans will receive free to the game by presenting a driver's license with military stamp or military ID. Kickoff for the BA vs. Owasso Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl Driven by Jim Glover Auto Family is 7 p.m. at BA Memorial Stadium. A limited amount of tickets are available online. A sellout is expected, so get your tickets early.
“We have been incredibly proud to partner with Folds of Honor since 2013,” said Jared Glover, vice president of Jim Glover Auto Family. “Joining with two of Oklahoma’s most elite school districts and football programs to support such a noble mission is a perfect fit for us.”
The inaugural Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium. Next year’s game will be in Owasso on a date to be announced.
During the game, Jim Glover Auto Family will present a check to Folds of Honor for a portion of each vehicle sold in the month of July plus an additional $5,000 on behalf of Broken Arrow and Owasso Public Schools. Since 2013, Jim Glover Auto Family has donated $450,000 to Folds of Honor.
“We are overjoyed and blessed to continue our life-changing relationship with Jim Glover Auto Family that has made it possible to award 90 scholarships in Oklahoma to date,” said Folds of Honor Founder and CEO Major Dan Rooney. “We could not be more honored by the Owasso and Broken Arrow school districts and football programs for their commitment to honor our service members by educating their legacy. We are incredibly humbled by the compassion, generosity and patriotism of both schools and their communities for partnering with us on such an important mission.”
The Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family will offer fans a number of special events to recognize that both the Broken Arrow and Owasso communities value and cherish the freedom our military defends. Both schools will wear home uniforms to symbolize being on the same team. In addition, spirit groups from both schools will participate in a combined performance at halftime, and marching bands from both schools will perform patriotic songs before the game.
“Athletics is about so much more than the final score,” said Broken Arrow Executive Director of Athletics Steve Dunn. “We are passionate about teaching our student-athletes to be great champions, but also great citizens and future parents and spouses. This game is an incredible opportunity for our kids to learn about true heroism and putting service above self.”
“We know everyone in Oklahoma will be paying attention when the two most recent state champions square off on the football field,” Owasso Executive Director of Athletics Zach Duffield said. “To whom much is given, much is expected. It is our responsibility to use our platform for good, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help the children and families of American heroes receive an education.”
MEDIA NOTE: Official logos for the Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/patriotbowllogos
ABOUT FOLDS OF HONOR
The Folds of Honor Foundation was established by U.S. Air Force Major Dan Rooney in 2007 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Maj. Rooney’s vision came to life at his home in Broken Arrow before a permanent headquarters was established in Owasso. Folds of Honor provided nearly $20 million in educational scholarships in 2018-19 and has awarded approximately 20,000 scholarships since its inception.
ABOUT JIM GLOVER AUTO FAMILY
Jim Glover Auto Family has been a family-owned business since 1991 and is the home of Jim Glover Chevrolet on the River in Tulsa, along I-44 and the Arkansas River, and Jim Glover Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Owasso right off HWY 169 and the 106th St. N exit. It proudly serves Tulsa and the surrounding communities of Owasso, Claremore, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Glenpool, Jenks, Sapulpa, and Sand Springs.
ABOUT BROKEN ARROW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Since its formation in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools has become a dynamic leader in public education. Located in the Tulsa metro area, Broken Arrow Public Schools is the sixth-largest district in the state of Oklahoma and serves approximately 19,000 students across 27 school sites. The Broken Arrow Tigers are the reigning Class 6A-1 football state champions after a perfect 13-0 season in 2018.
ABOUT OWASSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Owasso Public Schools exists to educate students and prepare them for productive and fulfilling lives. Since 1909, our district has been applauded for academic achievement and activities that create well rounded students. We admire the commitment from our students and staff that leads to excellence. When our student-athletes take the field, they are playing for an entire community of people who are proud to be Owasso Rams.