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  • Supervisors reallocate Arizona Bowl funding to local youth program

    Sep 07, 2021 | Read More News
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    Arizona Bowl 2019 The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 at its Sept. 7 meeting to reallocate nearly $40,000 in funding, originally intended for the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, to Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), a non-profit organization.

    In August, the board voted 4-1 to cancel the funding for the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, due to ethical concerns with its title sponsor. The County had financially supported the Arizona Bowl, which encourages tourism and economic development in our region, since its inception in 2015.

    The Arizona Bowl is a postseason college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that began play in the 2015 season. Since 2020, the game, which is played at Arizona Stadium at the University of Arizona, has featured teams from the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference.

    The County’s funding will now go to Chicanos Por La Causa’s Nahui Ollin Wellness Program.

    The program is a “strengths-based program that empowers Tucson youth with the tools to build a foundation of healthy behaviors, a sense of purpose, and improved decision-making habits,” according to CPLC. It aims to promote holistic wellness, strengthen leadership skills, and educate local students on social justice.

    The Nahui Ollin Wellness Program serves more than 600 high school students annually. To learn more, visit www.cplc.org/education/tucsonyouth.php.