Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cary-Apex game selected for great American Rivalry Series

NEWS RELEASE - Bring on the face painting, crowd cheering, car-pooling, cookouts, pep rallies, halftime showdowns, hometown pride and mud-slinging battles in the trenches. It is week four of the Great American Rivalry Series, and this year the Series alongside the United States Air Force comes to Cary to cover the action.

For the first time, the Great American Rivalry Series will feature longtime rivals the Cary Imps and the Apex Cougars on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cary-Apex Rivalry is one of 30 must-see match ups selected for the Air Force-sponsored Rivalry Series. The winning team not only earns bragging rights but also the coveted Great American Rivalry Champion trophy, presented on field by a member of the United States Air Force. The game’s Most Valuable Player will also be recognized, and the Series will award a college scholarship to the top student-athlete from each school.

In addition to game-night festivities, students from each school are invited to participate in the Great American Rivalry Series “IT Factor Challenge” to determine which school has what “IT” takes! Conducted by the Rivalry Series and the U.S. Air Force, the “IT Factor Challenge” will be held the week prior to the big game and consists of physical, mental, and coordination tests. The winning school will be announced and awarded a trophy during the game.

"The Air Force is proud to be part of the Great American Rivalry Series again," said Master Sgt. Jeffrey B. Morris, program manager, Events Marketing for Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service. "This allows us to showcase how teamwork, dedication, and commitment to excellence goes beyond the football field. It helps us connect with fans and emphasize these values are common in both football and the Air Force. We are excited and pleased to be associated with this series, the schools and the student athletes."

The Great American Rivalry Series emerged from a desire to celebrate the cultural phenomenon of Friday night high school football. The Series shines the spotlight on classic gridiron clashes where expectations are sky high and die-hard fans abound.

For more information, contact 859-225-3399 or visit www.greatamericanrivalry.com.

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