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BNSF Railway extends Armed Forces Bowl sponsorship

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A. Lee Graham Reporter   BNSF Railway Inc. of Fort Worth has extended its sponsorship of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for three more years.   The sponsorship deal, which kicked off with the 2009 bowl, will keep the company involved through the 2015 game.   “We are proud to work with a Fort Worth based company in our mission to honor our country’s armed forces,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in a news release.   Sharing that outlook was a BNSF spokesman.   “BNSF Railway has been committed to this outstanding athletic competition since the game’s inception and we look forward to our participation through the 2015 contest,” said Joe Faust, the company’s director of public affairs.   BNSF Railway, a Berkshire Hathaway company, operates in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. More information is available at www.bnsf.com.   Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, an ESPN subsidiary, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured an “armed forces” theme since 2006. More information is available at www.armedforcesbowl.com.   lgraham@bizpress.net

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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