AS PART OF MULTI-EVENT COLLEGE FOOTBALL AGREEMENT WITH ESPN EVENTS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Camellia Bowl and ESPN Events have announced TaxAct® as the title sponsor of the 2021 Camellia Bowl at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Featuring a matchup of Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference teams, the 2021 TaxAct Camellia Bowl will be played Saturday, December, 25, 2021 and televised by ESPN at 1:30 p.m. ET.
“One of the signature sports events of the year in our community, the Camellia Bowl has produced some exciting, down-to-the-wire college football finishes through the years. On behalf of the Camellia Bowl and City of Montgomery, we’re pleased that TaxAct has chosen to be a part of our bowl game through this sponsorship opportunity,” said executive director Johnny Williams.
TaxAct®, a leading provider of affordable digital and downloadable tax preparation solutions, will also serve as the title sponsor of the Texas Bowl in Houston (January 4, 2022) as part of a multi-event college football agreement with ESPN Events.
“TaxAct will have a significant presence across our ESPN Events Bowl portfolio throughout the college football postseason as a result of this unique and comprehensive agreement, including title sponsorship of two marquee events with the Texas and Camellia Bowls,” said Clint Overby, vice president, ESPN Events. “We are thrilled to have TaxAct’s support and look forward to working with them, along with our local event organizers, in preparation for these upcoming events.”
“We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of these prominent Bowl Games and have multiple opportunities to engage with football fans nationwide,” said Curtis Campbell, President of TaxAct. “We know our customers are passionate about college football and enjoy celebrating big wins, which is why we are excited to support these communities and bring all consumers affordable tax filing products that allow them to file with confidence and maximize their refunds. We look forward to seeing the competition and excitement play out on the field in December and January.”
The Camellia Bowl has produced many dramatic finishes in its seven-year history, with three-game winning field goals and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. There have been two walk-off wins, including game-winning field goals by Appalachian State (2016) and Georgia Southern (2018). The seven games have been decided by 32 total points.
CAMELLIA BOWL RESULTS:
|Dec. 20, 2014||Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 28||20,256||ESPN|
|Dec. 19, 2015||Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29||21,395||ESPN|
|Dec. 17, 2016||Appalachian State 31, Toledo 28||20,300||ESPN|
|Dec. 16, 2017||Middle Tennessee 35, Arkansas St. 30||20,612||ESPN|
|Dec. 15, 2018||Georgia Southern 23, E. Michigan 21||17,710||ESPN|
|Dec. 21, 2019||Arkansas St. 34, FIU 26||16,209||ESPN|
|Dec. 25, 2020||Buffalo 17, Marshall 10||2,512||ESPN|
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About ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 college basketball evens and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.