Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ronald Oswalt to direct marketing and arrange strategic partnerships for CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl

Photo by Pat Carrigan-First Down Photos. Used with permission.

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS (October 13, 2015) The CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl has recently announced they have retained the services of sports marketing expert Ronald Oswalt in the lead up to the 2015 classic. The 1989 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi will arrange strategic partnerships and direct marketing during the time leading up to the bowl game. The 2015 edition of the yearly classic will be held at Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove, Texas and is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015. The bowl will consist of two games; one between two top teams representing the National Junior College Athletic Association. The other game will be between two NCAA Division II teams, with one being a member of the Lone Star Conference.

Oswalt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Bowl Director Vance McAnally stated and is quoted from a prepared and distributed press release:
"We are pleased to welcome Ronald and look forward to his leadership in developing the Heart of Texas Bowl into an even greater event for student-athletes, coaches and fans. We have received terrific support from the Central Texas business community and Ronald has the experience and ability to enhance these partnerships to make the Heart of Texas Bowl a long-term success."

Oswalt, who hold a degree in sports marketing management, has worked for various teams and organizations over the years, including the Beaumont Drillers of the American Professional Football League, the Katy Copperheads of the National Indoor Football League, and the Texas Copperheads of the arena football league 2. In addition, he was the Vice-President/General Manager of the Austin Turfcats in the Southern Indoor Football League. Most recently, Oswalt served at the Chief Operating Officer/Partner of the website TexasHSFootball.com.

In his role as a journalist, Oswalt has covered the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints and theUniversity of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, he has also covered the Humanitarian Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Texas Bowl and the Alamo Bowl. Oswalt also stated in a prepared press release:
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to assist the Heart of Texas Bowl family. Copperas Cove offers a rich bowl tradition and I look forward to building on that history and bringing new bowl memories to the area."

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