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Tukee Bowl will honor 9/11

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Jason P. Skoda is a reporter at the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Reach him at (480) 898-7915 or jskoda@ahwatukee.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:23 pm | Updated: 1:55 pm, Sat Oct 12, 2013.

The Ahwatukee Bowl is in line for a new name that corresponds with 9/11.

The game falls on Friday, Sept. 9 this year as Mountain Pointe hosts Desert Vista, and the two schools have come together to help remember those who died as this year marks 10 years since the tragic event.

The name has been changed to The Ahwatukee Memorial Bowl.

Fans will be invited to attend the pre-game show and participate in the half-time show.

Here are some of the things the evening is scheduled to include:

* The Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista choirs will combine to single the National Anthem.

* There will be honorary captains from the Phoenix fire and police departments for the coin toss.

* Halftime activites will include a special program of rememberance, a moment of silence, singing of America the Beautiful and fireworks.

* Members of the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force will be guests on the sidelines.

* The student sections will be asked to wear to red, white and blue instead of the traditional schools colors.

* The teams might possibly wear special uniforms or special spirit items if enough money can be raised. Contact Mountian Pointe assistant principal Patricia Goolsby (480) 706-7240 for more information and donations.

* Those speciality items will be sold afterward, and donations will be collected, for the groups honored during the evening.

* All police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers/paramedics, and military personnel will receive free admission to the game with the proper ID.

It definitely makes it the most unique Ahwatukee Bowl in the 15 year history of the game.

Contact writer at (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter at JSkodaAFN.

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