Countdown to the Championship Luncheon presented by Northwestern Mutual to Spotlight College Football Playoff Updates

Countdown to the Championship Luncheon presented by Northwestern Mutual to Spotlight College Football Playoff Updates

TAMPA, FL -- With a new college football season underway, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, in conjunction with the College Football Playoff, are proud to unveil the Countdown to the Championship Luncheon presented by Northwestern Mutual, a special event that will offer community partners insight into what to expect come January when Tampa Bay becomes the third-ever host of the College Football Playoff National Championship and the first site in the Southeast United States.

The sold-out luncheon will be held this Thursday, September 22 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown beginning at 11:30 a.m., and will feature guest speakers, including College Football Playoff Chief Operating Officer, Michael Kelly, as well as other local business and community leaders.

The Luncheon will take place within College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers’ Week, as speakers will highlight the positive impact the College Football Playoff will have on our education community. The event will also spotlight the highly anticipated Florida State University vs. University of South Florida showdown at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, September 24.

“The Countdown to the Championship Luncheon is a can’t-miss event - one we encourage college football and community supporters to attend as we provide critical updates on this historic event for the Tampa Bay area,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. “College Football Playoff staff, along with leaders from our host committee efforts will share their insight to this upcoming National Championship celebration in our hometown.”

Additional event details can be found at

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