Be sure to check out all the exciting events leading up to the 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

AMERICA II Team Welcome Press Conference – Tuesday, December 11
An official welcome to the participating schools in the 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Representatives of each school will speak briefly to media and guests in attendance.

AIR AMBULANCE All Children’s Hospital Visit – Tuesday, December 23
Team captains, mascots and two cheerleaders from each team will visit the children at Children’s Hospital. Gifts will be provided by ESPN/ Disney and the two participating teams.

Player VIP Cruise – Thursday, December 23
ESPN welcomes the coaches, student-athletes, official party members and spouses on a dinner cruise provided by Yacht Starship.

Chairman’s Cruise – Thursday December 23
ESPN welcomes board members, sponsors, conference and schools VIP’s who will enjoy an open bar, cigar roller and a cruise along the bay.

Beach Bash – Wednesday, December 24
Travel parties will have time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and setting of Madeira Beach. Interactive games and activities as well as friendly competition awaits.

Battle of the Bands – Thursday, December 25
An afternoon full of fun and festivities including tug-o-war, flag football, boxing ring, and more on beautiful St. Pete Beach.

Picnic in the Park – Thursday, December 25
Coaches, student-athletes, athletics staff, and official travel party join the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl staff, sponsors, community leaders and fans for a Picnic in the Park at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

Bowl Block Party – Thursday, December 25
An evening full of fun and festivities! Join us for live bands, interactive games and displays. Bowl tickets and merchandise will be available, along with food and drinks. Special discounts will be offered by area merchants.

Ladies Day Out – Friday, December 26
Women from each institution will enjoy a three course lunch and a tour of the beautiful Dali Museum.

Kid’s Day Out – Friday, December 26
Children from each Official Travel Party will be taken to The Florida Aquarium where they will be able to experience aquatic animals and ecosystems of Florida and around the world. Children will also get to experience a 75-minute ecotour through the bay to search for wild dolphin.

ESPN VIP Tailgate – Friday, December 26
Guests will enjoy food, beverage and live entertainment at Ferg’s Sports Bar before kickoff.

Fan Tailgate Extravaganza – Friday, December 26
Game day interactive area with entertainment for fans of all ages. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.