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Friday, December 21, 2012

Allegiance Bowl donates $10,000 to local sports programs

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

(L to R): Margaret Noel, Scott Perkins, Bob Turner, Tim Garland, Mark Baker, Robert Ward


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