BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 24, 2015) – For the second year, Oxbridge Academy and Saint Andrew’s School will serve as the practice sites for the teams participating in the 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Oxbridge Academy will host the American Athletic Conference (AAC) while Saint Andrew’s School will welcome the team representing the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Oxbridge Academy and Saint Andrew’s School to host our participating teams’ practices this year,” said Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “We received great feedback regarding these facilities from our teams last year. We are confident that these two schools’ outstanding facilities will meet the needs of our teams during their stay and help them get ready for the game.”
The Mid-American Conference team practicing at Oxbridge Academy will be utilizing the school’s 1,500-seat stadium whose field is covered in the same synthetic turf used in many NFL stadiums. The team will also have access to Oxbridge Academy’s newly constructed state-of-the-art weight room, locker rooms, and sport medicine facility, as well as the practice fields and outdoor swimming pool.
“We are extremely excited to be a part of the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl experience and to do our part for the Palm Beach County community,” said Oxbridge Academy Director of Athletics Craig Sponsky. “Oxbridge Academy is pleased to partner with the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl in bringing an American Athletic Conference football team to West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County in December.”
Oxbridge Academy is a secondary, co-educational school with a 54-acre campus in West Palm Beach. The school was founded in 2011 and seeks to provide challenging and dynamic education in the classroom, laboratory, art studio, and athletic fields that produces leaders through integration of meaningful student research, collaboration, creativity and life-changing service learning.
The MAC team practicing at Saint Andrew’s School will have access to both Don Jones Memorial Field, home of the school’s championship football, lacrosse and soccer teams, in addition to the Malnik Family Athletic Center, which houses two full-court gymnasiums, fitness center, sports medicine clinic and more.
“Saint Andrew’s School is thrilled to be a practice site for the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. We are excited to host the Mid-American Conference team,” said Saint Andrew’s Athletic Director Craig Ashley. “Saint Andrew’s wants to be among the first to congratulate Marmot Boca Raton Bowl, Florida Atlantic University, and all associated partners for hosting what is sure to be a great college bowl game!”
As a day and boarding school in the Episcopal tradition serving children age Pre-K through 12th grade, Saint Andrew’s serves 1,275 students from 27 countries and several states. The school’s athletic program fields 64 teams spread over 17 different sports between its Upper School and Middle School.
Both teams that receive bids to the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl will hold three practices at their respective locations on December 18-20. All bowl week activities, including practice, will be open to the media for a specified period of time. Outlets interested in covering the game should apply for credentials at http://espnevents.com/boca-