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Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST

Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon Features ESPN College GameDay Analyst, Heisman Trophy Winner Desmond Howard as Keynote Speaker

Tables Available for August 22 Event at Arizona Biltmore

The Fiesta Bowl Organization will host ESPN College GameDay analyst and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard as the keynote speaker for the Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on Tuesday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m.
One of college football’s most influential broadcasters and electrifying players, Howard will join Fiesta Bowl Executive Director and CEO Erik Moses on stage to share an in-depth conversation about Howard’s life on college football’s biggest stages.

Tables for 10 people are available, including VIP opportunities that include a meet-and-greet with Howard for 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information about the event and to reserve a table, please contact [email protected] or call 480.350.0911. A portion of each table sale goes toward the Send-A-Vet, Send-A-Kid, Send-A-Teacher Community Champions program dedicated to ticket purchases for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

“Desmond Howard was one of the most entertaining players in college football on the field at Michigan and is now one of the most insightful college football commentators when we watch him on ESPN College GameDay,” said Moses. “We can’t wait to treat our Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon attendees to Desmond’s stories about his personal and playing journey as part of a one-of-a-kind event to mark the start of college football season here in Arizona.”

Founder of the health, wellness and fitness company 21 at 50 and a former NFL wide receiver, Howard has been a mainstay on ESPN’s award-winning College GameDay show since 2005 where he brings insight into college football every Saturday morning during the season. All eyes were glued to Howard as a college player, who as an all-around threat at the University of Michigan won the 1991 Heisman Trophy with 85 percent of the first-place votes and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

“I have a lot of fun and exciting memories from the Fiesta Bowl over the course of my 18 seasons covering college football for ESPN,” Howard said. “The Fiesta Bowl Organization always does a fantastic job of hosting so I am looking forward to celebrating with them at the Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon next month.”

“This year’s Arizona Bank & Trust Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon featuring college football icon, Desmond Howard, will be an event you won’t want to miss. Not every day you get to listen to a Heisman Trophy winner, 11-year NFL veteran and longtime ESPN College GameDay personality talk about his lifelong experiences and the current state of college football,” said Fiesta Bowl Board Chair Randal Norton. “With only one month until kickoff, we encourage fans to secure one of our limited remaining tables quickly before they’re gone, as we build excitement for what will be another memorable college football season.”


August 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
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Arizona Biltmore
2400 E Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States
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