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May 17th, 2013
Pat Frost Returns as Bowl Chairman

The Valero Alamo Bowl announced its officers who will oversee this year’s Valero Alamo Bowl and its Community Festival of Events. Pat Frost succeeds Randy Cain as chairman of the Valero Alamo Bowl’s Board of Directors.


A board member since the bowl’s inception and Chairman of the organization in 2003, Frost joined Frost in 1984 and was promoted to President in 1993.  Frost is a devoted civic leader who has memberships in dozens of professional and civic activities.


Pat Frost has been a tireless advocate of the Valero Alamo Bowl since our inception and we are delighted he will be our first returning Chairman,” said Derrick Fox, President/CEO of the Valero Alamo Bowl. “Not only is Pat a role model of civic participation, his passion for college football and enthusiasm for the bowl will be invaluable as we continue to grow our game.”

The other officers for 2013 include:

·         Lynette Padalecki, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Analysis of H-E-B, as
Chair-Elect;

·         Derrick Fox, CEO of the Valero Alamo Bowl, President;

·         Mike Yantis, Jr., President, Yantis Company, Secretary/Treasurer

 

The Valero Alamo Bowl also announced the addition of John Colglazier, Jr. Vice President of Colglazier Properties Inc.; John Eadie, Founder & Managing Director of Covenant Multifamily Offices, LLC; Casandra Matej, Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau and Steve Seago, Vice President of Sales of Genesis Network Telecom Services.

 

This year’s Valero Alamo Bowl will kick off on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. CST in the 65,000 seat Alamodome. The game will match-up the #1 selection from the Pac-12 against #2 selection from the Big 12 after the BCS picks. 

Tickets for this year's game are available on www.alamobowl.com.
 

About The Bowl
The Valero Alamo Bowl is an annual post-season collegiate game featuring the #2 Pac-12 selection after the Rose Bowl and #3 Big 12 pick after the Fiesta and Cotton Bowls.

 

Last year a standing room only crowd of 65,277 attended the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl to watch Texas’ 31-27 win over Oregon State marking the game’s fifth sellout in the last seven years and the seventh game in the last eight where the outcome wasn’t decided until the final two minutes.

 

The game generated $40 million in total economic impact based on direct visitor spending of $23.4 million from the 33,580 out-of-towners who visited San Antonio last December, according to a survey conducted by Strategic Marketing Services and SportsEconomics.

The game earned a 4.8 rating meaning five of the last eight Valero Alamo Bowls now rank among the Top 15 slots for non-BCS bowls in ESPN history in terms of average household impressions.