MISSION STATEMENT

1) Showcase Memphis and the Mid-South to the nation through the national telecast of the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl game to enhance the image of the community, both in the eyes of the actual attendees and the television audience.

2) To create positive economic impact in our community by inviting universities, their teams and entire constituencies to Memphis and to create and sponsor first class events for these guests.

3) To conduct civic events within Memphis and the Mid-South for all persons to participate with a goal of creating civic pride for all Memphians and Mid-Southerners.

4) To feature St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (the great hospital founded by Danny Thomas) in our various activities to assist the hospital in their mission of saving lives and finding cures for childhood diseases.

5) To emphasize the principles of freedom, patriotism, and liberty….the very principles upon which our Bowl game was founded.

6) To create an outstanding experience for all students, student-athletes, cheerleaders, dance teams, band members, faculty, staff, alumni and fans attending and participating in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

 
OVERVIEW
Since 2004, Memphis-based AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) has served as the title sponsor of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In 2014, AutoZone extended its title sponsorship agreement with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for six additional years. The extended agreement will begin with the 2014 college football season and continue through the 2019 season. AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive parts and accessories in the United States.
 
In 2017, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will again support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is a partnership that brings together a college football tradition and an internationally recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases in children. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic will increase awareness of the lifesaving work performed at St. Jude Hospital for cancer-stricken children by providing international exposure. Each year, players and coaches from both teams visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help spread holiday cheer and give encouragement to St. Jude patients.
HISTORY OF THE BOWL
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic is the seventh oldest college bowl game and is one of the most tradition-rich and patriotic bowl games in America. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl was founded in Philadelphia in 1959 and the inaugural game featured a match-up between Penn State and Alabama. That game began a tradition of great stars, exciting football, and was the first of 58 thrilling chapters in the history of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has enjoyed many highlights through the years. The Bowl has hosted all-time great coaches such as Paul “Bear” Bryant, Lou Holtz, Tom Osborne, Steve Spurrier and Bill Snyder. The Bowl’s history also includes four Heisman Trophy winners (Ernie Davis, Terry Baker, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson) and other stars such as Archie Manning and Donovan McNabb.
 
2017 GAME
The 60th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl game date and kick-off time will be announced soon. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN. 

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THE BELL BEHIND THE BOWL

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The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Trophy produced by Schulmerich is an authentic, one-quarter-sized replica of the bell that rang in Independence Hall to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It has the same nicked edges, foundry marks, misspelled inscription and even the famous crack - all crafted o maintain the integrity of the Bell in every detail. Cast in traditional black bronze, the Bell measures 12 inches in diameter and 11-1/2 inches height with the crown. It is bolted to a handmade wooden yoke and wings on legs cast with filigree design that appears on the original mounting. 

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LOCATION
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
LIBERTY BOWL MEMORIAL STADIUM
Opened: 1965 Capacity: 60,121 Surface: Astroturf
Address: 335 S. Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38104 Phone: 901-729-4344
Website:www.TheLibertyBowlStadium.com
 
Top 5 Largest Crowds in AutoZone Liberty Bowl History
1) 63,816 - Mississippi State vs. UCF - 12/29/2007
2) 62,742 - Arkansas vs. East Carolina - 1/02/2010
3) 61,497 - Air Force vs. Mississippi State - 12/29/1991
4) 61,136 - Arkansas vs. Kansas State - 1/02/2016
5) 60,128 - Ole Miss vs. Air Force - 12/28/1989
 
MEMPHIS, TN
County: Shelby Metro Population: 1,316,100 (2012) Founded: May 22, 1819
Memphis Mayor: Jim Strickland Shelby County Mayor: Mark Luttrell
 
Notable Memphians:

Kathy Bates (actress), Paul Finebaum (Sports Radio Personality), Aretha Franklin (singer), Morgan Freeman (actor), Al Green (musician), Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway (professional basketball player), Isaac Hayes (Academy Award-winning musician), B.B. King (musician), Jerry Lawler (professional wrestler), Jerry Lee Lewis (musician), Tim McCarver (professional baseball player/ broadcaster), Michael Oher (NFL player, Tennessee Titans), Elvis Presley (iconic musician and actor), Cybill Shepherd (actress), Fred Smith (founder and chairman of FedEx), Danny Thomas (entertainer/ founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Fred D. Thompson (actor and former U.S. Senator), Justin Timberlake (musician/ actor), Kemmons Wilson (businessman, founder of Holiday Inn)

24TH ANNUAL AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL GOLF CLASSIC
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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
SHOTGUN STARTS - 7:15 AM AND 1:00 PM

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Tournament festivities begin on Sunday, June 24 with the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner at the Hilton Memphis Hotel. This year's honoree is Priscilla Presley. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and live auction at 6:30 PM.

The 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 25 at Ridgeway Country Club with shotgun starts at 7:15 AM. and 1:00 PM. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Call 901-795-7700 to register or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.

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Golf Cart Sponsor:

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2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic Results

First Flight

1stPlace: Howard Strelsin (-15)

2ndPlace: Math Reminders (-14)

3rdPlace: Gold Strike Casino (-13)

Second Flight

1stPlace: Hilton Memphis (-6)

2ndPlace: Dennis Electric Co. (-6)

3rdPlace: Standard Maintenance (-6)

Third Flight

1stPlace: City Gear (-3)

2ndPlace: Power Transport (-3)

3rdPlace: Flemings/Conley/Gaston (-3)

Chipping Contest:

AM Winner: Doug Miller

PM Winner: Alan Eubanks

Putting Contest:

AM Winner: Chuck Connor

PM Winner: Tim Lawman

Longest Drive:

Deborah Fanning

Most Accurate Drive:

Darrell Smith

Closest to the Pin:

Larry Hale

 ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
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In 2018, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will again support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is a partnership that brings together a college football tradition and an internationally recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases in children.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic will increase awareness of the lifesaving work performed at St. Jude Hospital for cancer-stricken children by providing international exposure.

When founder Danny Thomas opened St. Jude Hospital in 1962, fewer than 5 percent of its patients survived. Today, more than 90 percent live because of the dedicated work of St. Jude's doctors and scientists and the generosity of St. Jude's supporters. St. Jude Hospital freely shares all of its research, findings, and treatments with all other medical institutions. All St. Jude patients are treated regardless of ability to pay. ALSAC, St. Jude's fund-raising arm, covers all patient costs beyond those reimbursed by third-party insurance.

Each year, players and coaches from both teams visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help spread holiday cheer and give encouragement to St. Jude patients.  

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SPIRIT OF 1776 AWARD

The Spirit of 1776 Award is presented to an individual who embodies the patriotic spirit of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and has served their community in an exemplary manner.

SPIRIT OF 1776 AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017

Bobby Lanier

2016

T. Michael Glenn

2015

Mike Slive

2014

The Waterboys

2013

George W. Bryan

2012

Bill Courtney

2011

Jim Campbell

2010

Angelo Lucchesi

2009

Leigh Anne Tuohy

2008

Gene Bartow

2007

The Bear Bryant Family

2006

Billy J. "Spook" Murphy

2005

Dr. Arthur Nienhuis

2004

Dr. David Sisk

2003

Shaun Micheel

2002

Ronnie Jorgenson

2001

TANG - Gary Webb and Ronnie Lee

2000

Harry Zinn

1999

Richard Green

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF:

December 31, 2018 - 2:45 PM CST
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