The 2009 Valero Cactus Bowl will be televised by Lone Star Sports Channel, an affiliate of Fanz-TV of California. Fanz-TV has affiliates throughout the US and USVI. Please check your local TV programming
Played in an East/West format, the teams are comprised entirely of the 'best of the best' NCAA Division II college seniors. The Cactus Bowl Committee, comprised completely of volunteers, is responsible for all aspects of organization for the contest and net profits from the Cactus Bowl are donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
What we know today as the Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Texas, actually began in 1994 as the Snow Bowl in Fargo, North Dakota. Two opposite ends of the country, but one strongly defined mission: to bring together the finest football athletes from the 150 plus universities that comprise NCAA Division II. The first Seven Years of the Snow Bowl produced over 100 players signed by the NFL and in the inaugural Cactus Bowl game alone, 25 players signed NFL contracts, inspiring the game slogan "the best players you've never seen."
On January 12, 2001, the Snow Bowl found a new home in Kingsville, Texas, as was consequently renamed the Cactus Bowl due to lack of frozen precipitation and abundance of prickly vegetation in South Texas.
Who is Valero? Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, with approximately 21,000 employees and 2006 revenues of more than $90 billion. The company owns and operates 17 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day, making it the largest refiner in North America. Valero is also one of the nation's largest retail operators with approximately 5,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under various brand names including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Beacon. Please visit www.valero.com
To check out more about the Cactus Bowl go to www.cactusbowl.org
Go by a Valero station and thank them for supporting the game and Shriners Hospital for Children!