This year, the college football bowl season begins and ends at SoFi Stadium. The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel on December 17 is part of Bowl Season’s opening weekend. The season will conclude with the world’s biggest college football game – the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9.
On September 14, Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel hosted a kickoff event to celebrate the start of the college football season. The event featured a panel discussion with Bill Hancock, Executive Director, College Football Playoff, Jason Gannon, Managing Director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park and Executive Director of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel, and moderator, Yogi Roth, Pac-12 Networks college football analyst. The panelists highlighted events that will be open to the public and exciting community initiatives throughout the college football season. Elementary and middle school students from One For All, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro LA, and Boys and Girls Club of the LA Harbor were invited to celebrate the kickoff of college football with field activities at SoFi Stadium. Each organization received a donation from the Hollywood Park Foundation towards their youth programming.
In conjunction with CFP Foundation’s annual Extra Yard for Teachers week, Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel headed to the University of Southern California for its game against Fresno State to honor local educators. Extra Yard For Teachers is College Football Playoff’s primary initiative to support, recognize, and honor teachers across conferences, universities, and bowl games. This year, the CFP foundation celebrated 23 Los Angeles teachers and educators. Honorees were welcomed to a pregame tailgate and an on-field recognition during the third quarter.
On September 20, the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented By Stifel recognized Adrian Gonzalez from Morningside High School on The Big Day for Teachers. The Big Day for Teachers is a College Football Playoff initiative in which hardworking teachers are honored and celebrated across the country. Mr. Gonzalez was selected for his amazing work as a teacher and educator overseeing the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (A.C.E.) Mentor Programs.
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