I realize you are in the middle of your season and working extremely hard each day to improve your team, so I simply hope you might take a few moments to read this note so we can best honor and provide a unique opportunity for your top seniors. In 1997 Ron Schipper of Central College, former AFCA President, asked me to join him in organizing a memorable post-season game and cultural experience for Division III seniors. I was happy to assist, reached out to my friends in Mexico, and since December 1997 have produced 18 annual games featuring over 800, D3 ambassadors. This game was originally called the ‘Aztec Bowl’ until the AFCA dropped their sponsorship of Team Stars & Stripes. Since 2009 it has been called the ‘Tazon de Estrellas’, or Bowl of the Stars, causing some confusion among coaches and players.
Do not be confused–what Coach Schipper worked so diligently to create, what the AFCA supported for 11 years, what Coach Don DeWaard, John Roslien and I continue to produce along with the top private universities in Mexico, is the Tazon de Estrellas, or ‘Bowl of the Stars.’
Initial player invitations are going out soon. If you would like to invite your player, please contact John Roslien and we will invite him to participate in this educational football experience in Mexico. We will be there for the 19th year this December, with some of the best NCAA Division III student athletes; hopefully your school will be represented.
All the best,
Director of Player Personnel and Daily Football Operations
Vice-President Global Football Foundation