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THREE PIECE SUIT FOOTBALL REIGNS AS LONGEST-RUNNING BIG GAME WEEKEND EVENT IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, GA – Over 2,500 attendees are expected at the 11th annual THREE PIECE SUIT FOOTBALL CHARITY FESTIVAL, Atlanta’s longest-running Big Game weekend event, happening on Saturday February 2, 2019. This year’s event is located at the athletic field of the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, along Atlanta’s popular BeltLine urban trail in the heart of Atlanta. Admission is free and the festival begins at 12pm, with kickoff set for 2pm.
The centerpiece of the charity festival is a picture-worthy game of tackle football played by men and women wearing three-piece suits. The fun-for-all-ages festival also features live music from local Atlanta artists, a Frisbee dog halftime show, and face painting for kids. Mike Pereira, former NFL VP of officiating and current NFL on Fox rules analyst, will serve as the guest referee for the game. The event is presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Three Piece Suit Football (TPSF) was first held in 2009 at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, as a pickup game on the morning of the Super Bowl to celebrate the culmination of the NFL season. “The first year, there were 14 of us playing and a handful of spectators,” explains TPSF founder Cameron Miller. As attendance and excitement for the game increased each year, the players decided to use the game as a way to raise support for worthy causes. “One of our original players was active military and missed the second TPSF when he was deployed to Iraq,” Miller continues, “so when deciding on a charity, we found it fitting to support veterans and their causes.” To date, TPSF has raised over $98,000 for veteran-related causes at these events. Miller concludes, “It’s grown because people love football and the ridiculousness of watching an intense game of tackle football in colorful, fancy suits. It captures the imagination.”
The 2019 TPSF Festival charities are both Pets For Vets Georgia Chapter (PFV-GA) and Battlefields to Ballfields (B2B). Primary support for these charities at the 2019 TPSF festival will be through the TPSF Big Game Raffle, in which the winner will receive a pair of Super Bowl LIII tickets for the next day (February 3, 2019) in Atlanta. PFV-GA rescues and trains shelter dogs to be paired as companion animals with local Georgia veterans. B2B, a non-profit organization founded by Mike Pereira, helps returning veterans reintegrate into civilian life by providing scholarships to assist them in training as sports officials. On founding B2B, Pereira states, “Recognizing the difficulties that many veterans struggle with after their military careers have ended, along with my experience as a referee in the NFL, I formed the foundation as a way to help our veterans find purpose through sports officiating.” On his involvement with TPSF, Pereira adds, “When I learned about TPSF and their unique way of bridging sports and veteran charities through an entertaining game of football, I knew I wanted to be involved.”
WHAT: Three Piece Suit Football Charity Festival
WHEN: Saturday February 2, 2019, 12pm-6pm; game kick-off at 2pm
WHERE: Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark Athletic Field – Atlanta, GA
WHY: To raise monetary support and awareness for military veterans and shelter dogs
About THREE PIECE SUIT FOOTBALL: Three Piece Suit Football (TPSF) hosts games and events that utilize unique and exciting platforms to support causes that provide local veterans with the best opportunities for success after their military careers have ended. For more information, visit www.ThreePieceSuitFootball.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Cameron Miller, phone: 770-765-5876, email: Cameron@ThreePieceSuitFootball.com
About PETS FOR VETS, GEORGIA CHAPTER: Pets For Vets Georgia Chapter (PFV-GA), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, trains shelter dogs to be paired as companion animals for Georgia veterans coping with various challenges that arise from military service. To learn more, visit www.PetsForVets.com/georgia.
About BATTLEFIELDS TO BALLFIELDS: Battlefields to Ballfields (B2B), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides scholarships to returning veterans with an opportunity to reintegrate back into their community through sports officiating. For more information, visit www.Battlefields2Ballfields.org