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Dirt Bowl wraps up tournament play this weekend in Shawnee Park

Friday August 7, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

The final weekend of tournament play will wrap up the return of the Dirt Bowl to Shawnee Park this Saturday, August 8th.

“The Dirt Bowl has been a success in Shawnee Park,” says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). “Its organizers and supporters have done a great job of bringing back a sporting tradition to this area.”

Four open division quarterfinal games will be played on Saturday, August 8th starting at 4:30pm. Youth championship games will start around 2:30pm on Sunday, August 9th Followed by Open Division semi-final games beginning at 4:00pm.

The Final Championship game will be held at 7:30pm.

The Dirt Bowl Tournament will feature a 3 point shooting contest and a dunking contest as part of the closing weekend.

“Back in 1968, the Dirt Bowl was organized as a positive way to bring young people and others together in the spirit of competition,” says Hamilton. “This summer, we have seen a return to that same spirit which has spread throughout Shawnee Park.”

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5