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If for whatever reason you are stuck in Boise, ID this weekend waiting for a load and looking for something to do, hit your potato shipper up for a free ticket to the Potato Bowl football game. If using a broker, perhaps the broker has an in with the shipper.
In college football, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will pit the Air Force Academy against Western Michigan University, Saturday, December 20th at Albertsons Stadium in Boise.
The Potato Bowl is one of 11 postseason games owned and operated by ESPN Events. ESPN television and radio broadcasts start at 3:45 p.m. MT. Western Michigan enters the game 8-4; Air Force is 9-3.
As in prior years, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck will be in the stadium parking lot for pre-game festivities. The 6-ton potato recently finished its third cross-country tour. The truck is a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. Potatoes have a heart-healthy certification from the organization.
The truck will help raise funds for Boise’s American Heart Association chapter by collecting signatures — with a $1 donation per signature, up to $500. The Idaho Grower Shippers Association will donate three potatoes to the Idaho Food Bank’s Eastern Idaho branch for each fan who attends the game. Last year about 42,000 pounds were donated.