Monday, November 14, 2005

East Coast Bowl Expands Recruiting Scope

Petersburg, VA – The East Coast Bowl Committee has announced plans to include athletes from Division I-AA colleges, as well as players from schools spread across the Mid-west, South and Northeast.

The decision was made based on the talent availability in these regions. In only its fifth year, the East Coast Bowl has grown from a North Carolina versus Virginia classic in 2001 to possibly having representatives from 21 states and 100 colleges and universities this year. President/Founder Larry Toombs stated, “We have already seen a great increase in the number of nominations this fall and with the news of expansion we certainly expect more. This game is a national affair. The greatest Division II, III and now I-AA players will be in Petersburg for Thanksgiving. It is very exciting”.

The East Coast Bowl is an annual small college All-star game played the Saturday following Thanksgiving at Historic Cameron Field in Petersburg, VA. The 5th Annual East Coast Bowl will be played Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 12 Noon. The game, which is sponsored by the City of Petersburg and the National Football Foundation, features the best Division II, III, and NAIA seniors on the east coast. Players arrive on Thanksgiving and aside from practicing, players perform various skill tests for professional scouts and do several community visits for inspirational purposes. The East Coast Bowl Committee now receives over 250 nominations from schools in 21 different states.

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