Looking ahead to 2017 at Bahamas Bowl Summit held at Atlantis
The Bahamas Bowl and ESPN Events met with local partners in the Bahamas at the Atlants Bahamas on June 21 to discuss the 2016 game and preview the fourth-annual bowl to be played in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 between Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference.
The three-hour session included a review of the 2016 game and its’ impact in the U.S. and the Bahamas, the role of ESPN Events and ESPN for the bowl, a look at the impact student-athletes have had in Nassau and the Bahamas in community relations, a review of television and social media surrounding the bowl, a listing of the major 2017 dates that impact preparations for the bowl and a discussion about all of the local Bahamas elements that has helped the Bahamas Bowl grow over the first three editions.
The Bahamas Bowl and ESPN Events held a press conference which included speakers Pete Derzis, ESPN Senior VP, College Sports Programming and Events, Atlantis President & Managing Director Howard Karawan, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu and NSA-Bahamas General Manager Jeffrey Beckles to review 2016 and preview 2017 for the bowl.
Below is the video of the press conference at the Atlantis Bahamas, courtesy of 10th Year Seniors.