Fourth Annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s
Women Change the Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Featured Panel of Miami HEAT Women Executives
Sports Broadcaster Keli Ferguson Emceed as
Panelists Shared How They Advanced in a Traditionally Male Industry
BOCA RATON, Fla. (September 19, 2019) — More than 100 women business and community leaders and media “got in the game” — without shoulder pads — at the fourth annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl “Women Change the Game” presented by Northwestern Mutual. The night of food, fun and female empowerment hosted by GL Homes headlined a panel of Miami HEAT and Northwestern Mutual executives. Held at Seven Bridges, the event reinforced the message that women are a force to be reckoned with and are making strides not only in sports, but in other industries as well.
Radio and television sportscaster (and working mom) Keli Ferguson of ESPN 106.3 on WPTV News Channel 5 and Fox 29 served as emcee while panelists shared their career challenges and wins. They also shared their current job responsibilities, exciting developments within their companies, sacrifices they had to make to get to where they are now, work/life balance and what it is like to be a top female executive in a traditionally male-dominated industry. The panel included:
- Lorrie-Ann Diaz, Vice President, Business Communications & Social Responsibility, Miami HEAT & AmericanAirlines Arena
- Jennifer Alvarez, Vice President, Creative & Digital Marketing, Miami HEAT & AmericanAirlines Arena
- Raquel Libman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Miami HEAT & AmericanAirlines Arena
- Brooke McKernan, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Guests enjoyed amazing food served up by Seven Bridges and delicious drinks from Citrus Distillers, Fling Craft Cocktails, Corona and Garcia Carrion. Guests took home complimentary gift bags filled with goodies from Ellie Vail Jewelry, Lane Spa, Northwestern Mutual, the Miami HEAT, Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, and the Boca Raton Observer (the event’s exclusive magazine sponsor). Guests also enjoyed beautiful jewelry on display by Jay Feder Jewelers.
The “Women Change the Game” event was one of several countdown events to the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl that has moved this year to a new day, time and network. After spending five years on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and being aired on ESPN, the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will kick off in the Florida sunshine on Saturday afternoon, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium and will broadcast nationally on ABC as well as on ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN 106.3 FM. The bowl game has conference tie-ins with teams from Conference USA, the American Athletic Conference and the Mid-American Athletic Conference.
As one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and one of 15 owned and operated by ESPN Events (a division of ESPN) the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl is the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. As a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that lives up to its other name, “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party”, the event features all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events. It is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. Bowl week activities will begin on Tuesday, December 17 with the arrival of the participating teams; days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com and/or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).