Broken Arrow Public Schools, Owasso Public Schools partner with Folds of Honor and Jim Glover Auto Family to rebrand football rivalry
Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family to raise money to provide scholarships for families of American service members
Broken Arrow Public Schools and Owasso Public Schools return to the grid iron on Sept. 9 in an annual matchup that has become known as the Folds of Honor Patriot Bowl driven by Jim Glover Auto Family. The football game is just one part of an overarching event that celebrates the service and sacrifice of American heroes and raises 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 took place three years ago at Broken Arrow Memorial Stadium. This year, the event returns to Broken Arrow, a community well known for its commitment to veterans.
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. Since 2013, Jim Glover Auto Family has donated $600,000 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 Lt. Col 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 teams 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.
“Our home football games draw a large crowd, and I can think of no better platform from which to celebrate the things that are important to our community,” said Broken Arrow Athletic Director Darren Melton. “We are passionate about teaching our student-athletes to be champions, but we also want them to learn what it takes to be good citizens. Self-sacrifice, community, heroism, this game is an opportunity celebrate those traits we want to develop in all our students.”