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—January, 2010
Doug Flutie to Perform at Gridiron Greats Billfish Bowl!

Key Largo, Florida — Doug Flutie is the latest football great to eagerly sign up to participate in the Gridiron Greats Billfish Bowl scheduled to take place February 4-6, 2010. But unlike hosts Jimmy Johnson and Mike Ditka, Flutie will be up on stage wowing the crowd with his drumming skills.

Lots of folks don’t realize that Flutie is an accomplished drummer and grew up in a musical family. His father led big bands and his brother Darren Flutie plays a mean guitar. Doug and Darren started playing together years ago and their band, The Flutie Brothers Band, has agreed to headline the entertainment for the Billfish Bowl. The Flutie boys will kick off the event and crank out some rock-n-roll favorites from the 1970s and 1980s.

Twenty-five years ago Flutie’s hail-mary pass beat Jimmy Johnson’s University of Miami Hurricanes in the final seconds of what could possibly be the best college football game in history. But that was a long time ago and Johnson is eager to have Flutie perform at the Billfish Bowl.

“I’ve heard Doug play and he’s really good on the drums,” says Johnson. “I think the crowd at the Billfish Bowl will enjoy his music and just hanging out with Doug is always a good time.”

The Flutie Brothers Band has played on many stages including the half-time show at the Pro Bowl and the Howard Stern show. They’ve also played the VIP lounge at the past three Super Bowls. The band’s gigs help Flutie raise money for a cause very near to Doug’s heart, the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. The Flutie Brothers Band is excited to expand on their nonprofit work with the Billfish Bowl and help raise much needed funds for Gridiron Greats, which assists retired NFL players in need of health care and associated medical costs.

“Bringing Doug Flutie and his band on board aligns with our main goal of the Billfish Bowl, which is to raise money for a great cause while having a good time and doing some fishing,” Johnson says.

The event will take place just days before the Super Bowl at Jimmy Johnson’s Fisherman’s Cove, a unique private residence club in Key Largo, Florida, and home of the Big Chill, a waterfront restaurant, bar and pool/cabana club. Locals know the Big Chill known as the best place to cool off in the Florida Keys. The Flutie Brothers Band will perform at the Billfish Bowl’s kickoff party. From there on out it’s hardcore fishing, nightly parties, fantastic food, live music, and raffles. Most importantly, anglers will have the chance to rub elbows with some of football’s most notable players, coaches and owners, who will be making the most of their time in South Florida for the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl, scheduled to take place in Miami.

At the close of the final day of fishing, the winners will take home some of fishing’s most unique trophies, as well as big bucks — the event will undoubtedly be one of the most fun and unique billfish tournaments in the Keys with big-money jackpots up for grabs. But for the overall winners, the most priceless award will be seeing their name engraved on the perpetual trophy which will be on display in the Big Chill, right next to Jimmy’s Lombardi trophies and Super Bowl rings.

For anyone who loves football, fishing and the Florida Keys, the Gridiron Greats Billfish Bowl is an event that simply can’t be missed. For information on fishing the event or becoming a sponsor visit www.billfishbowl.com or call 866-203-2720.

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February 4th - 6th 2010

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