Broken Arrow Public Schools, Owasso Public Schools partner with Folds of Honor and Jim Glover Auto Family to rebrand football rivalry
Broken Arrow Public Schools and Owasso Public Schools recently announced a new multi-year agreement 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.
“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, Sept. 13, at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium. All veterans will receive free admission with a driver's license with military stamp or military ID.
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.”