The Italian Football League’s football championship, Italian Bowl XLII, will mark its very first title tilt of American-style football to ever play outside of Europe when its top two teams meet at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl Stadium on Saturday, July 1. To take notice of the international event, even though the title opponents have yet to be determined, a variety of Toledo celebrations will kick off throughout June.
One of those is the Mayor’s Cup on Sunday, June 25 at noon, and Mayor Mike Snider of Port Clinton has already accepted the challenge!
Toledo’s Mayor Wade Kapsukiewicz has called on Northwest Ohio and Michigan mayors to participate in a skills competition at Toledo’s Central Catholic High School. Residents from participating cities are invited to cheer on their mayor.
Tailgating is encouraged. Local food trucks will be there. Mayors are encouraged to bring their own band and cheerleading section.
The competition will be televised live on BCSN. The winner will take home the first-ever Mayor’s Cup to be presented during the Italian Bowl XLII halftime festivities.
Promoters say more than 9,000 tickets have already been sold for Italian Bowl XLI, despite playoff teams still battling for a berth. Toledo will kick off the festivities with the Passport to the Taste of Italy restaurant week (June 18-24); Mayor’s Bowl (June 25), Celebrity Golf Tournament (June 29), and a Youth Camp (June 30). Celebrities Italian Soprano Mariam Battiselli and renowned author John Grisham will be featured.
For additional information visit italianbowlusa.com.