ESPN360.com, ESPN’s signature 24/7 broadband sports network, will provide exclusive live coverage of the Division I championship games from the 53rd Pop Warner Super Bowl, held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Coverage in the U.S., Brazil, Chile and Australia will kick off at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 12th and will include a combined four championship games:
|Dec. 12||8:30 a.m.||JPW Division I National Championship||Shaker Fire, OH vs. Liberty City Warriors, FL|
|10:30 a.m.||PW Division I National Championship||Florida City Razorbacks, FL vs. Watkins Hornets, DC|
|12:30 p.m.||JM Division I National Championship||White Oak Warriors, MD vs. Saddleback Valley Wolverines, CA|
|2:30 p.m.||M Division I National Championship**||Richmond Giants, FL vs. Oak Ridge Colts, NC|
*JPW = Junior Pee Wee Division; PW = Pee Wee; JM = Junior Midget; M = Midget
**On delay on ESPN2 Friday, Dec. 25th at 6 p.m. ET
ESPN’s Paul Severino will provide play-by-play commentary and will be joined by ESPN college football analyst and two-time Super Bowl winner with the Denver Broncos David Diaz-Infante for each of the games streamed on ESPN360.com.
Each year, approximately 400,000 football players, cheerleaders and dancers ranging from five-to-15 years old participate in Pop Warner programs across the country. The Pop Warner Super Bowl, which kicked off Saturday, Dec. 5 and will culminate Saturday, Dec. 12, features the top 64 teams in the country. All games are played at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
More than 70 percent of current NFL players (e.g. Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer) and numerous Heisman Trophy winners (Tim Tebow, Matt Leinart, Troy Smith, Bush and Palmer) launched their football careers in Pop Warner.
ESPN360.com is ESPN’s live sports broadband network, giving fans a 24/7 online destination that delivers more than 3,500 live, global sports events annually. It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider. ESPN360.com is currently available in more than 50 million homes – two-thirds of U.S. broadband homes. It is available via dozens of Internet Service Providers of all sizes nationwide, including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Charter, RCN, Insight, Frontier, Cavalier, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and many more. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
About Pop Warner:
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, P.A., Pop Warner Little Scholars is the largest national youth football and cheerleading organization in the United States and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as an prerequisite for participation. Currently there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Guam, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their starts in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit www.popwarner.com.