International Songstress, Magda Kaminski, to Showcase at the LCPB
By Raymond Rolak
DETROIT– To include some international flavor among the events at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (LCPB), Ken Hoffman, the Executive Director of the LCPB is reaching out to Canadians to join the festivities. In celebration of Boxing Day, Windsor, Ontario songstress, Magda Kaminski will sing the Canadian National Anthem at the Holiday football event on December 26, 2013 at Ford Field. Kaminski, who is bilingual, is an award winning recording artist. She recently received another industry accolade from the Indie Music Association in California.
Hoffman was pleased to make the announcement regarding Kaminski at the Biz-X Magazine Holiday Party at the Ambassador Golf Club in Essex County. He said, “American football is so international currently, it is a global game with leagues now in Germany, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic. It is natural to reach out to our Border City neighbors. We have so much global support with our major marketing sponsors. Detroit is so networked to Europe and around the world.”
This is just another way that the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl is celebrating the rich history between Windsor and Detroit sports. This year’s game will feature the champions from the Mid-American Conference, Bowling Green State, and an at-large team from the A.C.C., the Pitt Panthers (6-6). Pitt had quality wins over Bowl bound Notre Dame and Duke.
Edward Gleich, Little Caesar Enterprises Sr. V.P. of Global Marketing, outlined some of the added value events that are going on alongside of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Besides the enrichment tours, museum walks and bowling events, Gleich recently announced that two new homes will be given to army veterans at half-time of the LCPB game. He also said the Little Caesars Pizza Kitchens will make appearances in Bowling Green, Ohio and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to provide holiday meals for people of need.
The LCPB events are a celebration of excellence for the teams involved. Host hotels for the participating schools will be the Motor City Casino & Hotel and the Detroit Westin on Washington Blvd. Iconic football coach, George Perles, Chairman Emeritus of the LCPB invited the Detroit Goodfellows to be one of the charity partners with the Bowl. Perles, a native Detroiter and longtime fixture in Southwest Detroit and the Clark Park area is now an elected Trustee at Michigan State University.
Hoffman, who also coordinated the former International Bowl in Toronto added, “We hope Ford Field is the Boxing Day destination after some Detroit shopping and holiday fun. You will also be able to get a sneak peak at the outdoor ice rink going up inside of Comerica Park for the New Year’s Eve game between the Detroit Red Wings Alumni and the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni. We will have some added value fun events at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, including a new collector’s pin. Plan to come early and stay late.”
“We’re excited for the chance to play in another game against such a quality opponent,” said Pitt head coach Paul Chryst. “Bowling Green was impressive not only in their MAC Championship win, but all season long and we have a competitive game of football ahead. We are grateful to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and the City of Detroit for offering us this opportunity.”
The Bowling Green offensive line will have to contend with Pitt’s Aaron Donald. The standout senior defensive tackle for the Panthers added another award to his resume. Donald was awarded the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is given to the “nation’s most outstanding defensive player.”
A pregame LCPB party will be hosted at Bookies Bar and Grill at 2208 Cass Avenue, Detroit, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Special guests will include Philadelphia native son and football pioneer, Wally Triplett. Also the BGSU and Pitt spirit-squads will make an appearance. Drink and food specials will be available. Shuttle service to the stadium will be offered.
The game will be syndicated nationally on radio coordinated by the Spartan Sports Network. Will Tieman will handle the play-by-play. The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl will be on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 6:00 p.m. EST at Ford Field.