Saturday, July 13, 2024

Kickoff Dinner with Holly Rowe Less Than Two Weeks Away

by BIZ Magazine

ESPN Commentator to Speak at Shreveport Convention Center on July 15

SHREVEPORT, La. – The annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner, featuring ESPN’s Holly Rowe, is just under two weeks away. The event will be held on Monday, July 15, at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Holly Rowe, one of ESPN’s most versatile and high-profile commentators, has been regularly featured in a wide variety of programs and high-profile events for ESPN and ABC. Her work includes Saturday Night Football, the College Football Playoff, Big Monday men’s college basketball, the NCAA Women’s Final Four, the NCAA Women’s College World Series, and the WNBA, among others.

Doors for the Kickoff Dinner will open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour, along with a silent auction and raffle. Dinner buffets will open at 6:15 p.m., with the program starting at 7 p.m., concluding with a Q&A session.

Individual tickets for the event are still available at $50 each, and a table of eight is $400. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318-221-0712 or toll-free at 888-414-BOWL.

Rowe has made significant strides in the broadcasting world, including becoming the first female color commentator in Utah Jazz history during their game against the Sacramento Kings in October 2021. She has had a decorated broadcasting career, winning the 2022 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Personality/Reporter and the 2022 Mel Greenberg Media Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Rowe was also named the 2023 Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award winner by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma in 2016, Rowe has become a dedicated advocate for cancer research and prevention.

The Kickoff Dinner featuring Holly Rowe is made possible by the loyal co-presenting sponsors of the event: Morehead Pools, Willis-Knighton Health System, Shreveport Rubber & Gasket, and Wieland.

The 48th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, December 28, at 8:15 p.m. CT on ESPN. The ticket renewal process is underway, with fans having until July 31 to secure their previously purchased seats. Game tickets will go on sale to the public in August.

For more information on the 2024 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl or the Kickoff Dinner featuring Holly Rowe, fans can call the office or email [email protected].

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