Treasure Island and its white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico will experience a bowl game invasion during the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl event week when the small town/big
beach community hosts the Battle at the Beach. The invasion will take place at the City of Treasure Island Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., on Tuesday, December 19 from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
This action-packed invasion will include both participating bowl teams along with
their bands, cheerleaders, and dance squads, all involved in friendly, but fiercely
competitive, events. Returning for the tenth consecutive year is the highly popular
player Belly flop contest that always draws the largest crowds and awards coveted bragging rights to the winner and his team.
A free concert by Ryan Weaver caps the day’s events. The son of a Marine, Weaver is a former Black Hawk Aviator (helicopter pilot) who lost both a brother and brother-in-law in service. Weaver has turned the heartache of his double Gold Star family into a burning passion to succeed as a performing artist honoring his fallen brothers, all those who
have sacrificed, and a country providing opportunities for everyone. The high-energy, all-American, rockin’ country music artist from Inverness, FL, has opened for Charlie Daniels and George Jones and has sung at the Grand Ole Opry. He is currently the Patriotic Voice of Professional Bull Riding Association and is sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers.
“We are thrilled to host the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl’s Battle at the Beach,”
said Treasure Island Mayor Bob Minning. “Treasure Island’s beach is a beautiful
setting for this great event and we welcome the teams, their alumni, family, and
fans. We believe that this event will be a tremendous success and we look forward
to continuing our partnership with ESPN and the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla
Bowl for years to come.”
The Battle at the Beach is one of many events during bowl week taking place in the
Tampa Bay region. This will be the first time the event takes place on Treasure
“What’s a trip to Florida without a visit to one of our beautiful beaches?” queried Brett
Dulaney, Executive Director of the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. “We want to thank
Mayor Minning and the residents of Treasure Island for hosting this free, fun-filled
For more information about this event and the other fan events surrounding the
2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, visit the website.. Tickets for the
game start as low as $40. Game tickets, parking, and tailgate event tickets can all
be ordered online through Tickets.com. Game tickets will also be available for
purchase at the Battle at the Beach.
Twitter : @GasparillaBowl
Hash tag: #InvadeTheBay