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Allstate Sugar Bowl To Sponsor Seven Amateur Athletic Events in February
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor seven amateur athletic events in February. The Bowl hosts and sponsors over 50 events on an annual basis, supporting over 25,000 young athletes in the state. The February events include three Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Championships, two University of New Orleans events, the Dillard Bleu Devil Classic and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship. Through all of the Sugar Bowl's activities, it has injected over $2.5 billion into the local and regional economies in the past decade.
The three LHSAA Championships are the Wrestling Championships (Feb. 10-11 in Bossier City), the Indoor Track Championships (Feb. 18 in Baton Rouge) and the Soccer Championships (Feb. 22-25 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans). The LHSAA Girls' Basketball Championships will also tip off in February (Feb. 28 in Hammond), wrapping up on March 4. The Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored the LHSAA since 2014 and has had the opportunity to recognize 262 team champions from 108 different schools.
As part of its sponsorship of UNO Athletics, the Sugar Bowl will be the presenting sponsor of the school's annual Homecoming basketball games this Saturday, February 4. The men's and women's basketball teams will both host Nicholls State at Lakefront Arena with the women's game tipping off at 4 p.m. and the men following at 6:15 p.m. In addition, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Privateer baseball team's marquee baseball matchup with nationally-ranked LSU on Tuesday, February 21 at Maestri Field.
The Dillard Bleu Devil Classic - the annual men's and women's basketball doubleheader between Dillard University and Xavier University will be played on February 18 on the campus of Dillard. The Sugar Bowl has sponsored match-ups between the two long-time local rivals for the past eight years.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship , hosted by Tulane University, will celebrate its seventh year in 2017. The event, featuring many of the top women's collegiate golf programs in the nation, will be played from February 19-21 at English Turn Golf & Country Club.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 92 Hall of Fame players, 48 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 83-year history. The 84th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will be played on January 1, 2018. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.