TEXARKANA – Texarkana, Arkansas, Mayor Allen Brown gifted the Liberty-Eylau Independent School District 200 tickets to the Live United Bowl, which will be played Saturday at Razorback Stadium.
According to a release from the district, Mayor Brown is giving Leopard student-athletes the opportunity to watch a college bowl game, which some may typically not be able to do.
The Live United Bowl is one of only three NCAA Division II sanctioned bowl games. This year's game is between Emporia State University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday.
Tailgating begins at 8 a.m., while gates open at 10 a.m. Kickoff is at noon.
Liberty-Eylau Superintendent Ronnie Thompson said he is elated with the gesture.
"Anytime our students have a chance to view anything college related, we're all for it," he said. "Maybe one day, one of the students going to the game will eventually end up at Emporia State University or Southeastern Oklahoma State University."
The Farmers Bank & Trust Live United Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played between two of the top teams at the NCAA Division II level.
The game features the highest place finisher in the Great American Conference that does not qualify for the Division II playoffs. The at-large opponent is chosen from either the Lone Star Conference or the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.