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      Jillian Flaherty Wins “Idol” Contest from page 1

      • Jillian Flaherty, 20, soloist,
      amateur, Lake Worth;
      •  Hadas Levy,  40,  soloist,
      professional, Boca Raton;
      • Emily Shecter, 21, soloist,
      professional, Wellington.
         Flaherty, the winner, said
      she is beyond excited to be
      given  the  opportunity  to
      perform the National Anthem
      to a stadium crowd prior to
      the nationally televised game                                                                        Showing support for those competing, Community Captains
      kick-off. She will receive 10  2022   Judges Panel (from left) Andrea O’Rourke, Deputy Mayor of   enjoyed the performances.
      game tickets for family and  National Anthem  Idol   the City of Boca Raton, the National Anthem Competition’s
      friends that include sideline  Competition Winner: Jillian   Presenting Sponsor; Shanna St. John: Executive Director,   eight years. It has twice held the distinction of matching
      access during the performance.  Flaherty          Nat King Cole Generation Hope; Molly Jade Vogel: Theater,   up two conference champions – Marshall University vs.
         The Lake Worth, Florida,                       Film, TV and Vocal Performer                       Northern Illinois University (2014), and UAB vs. Northern
      native started singing in grade school and hasn’t stopped                                            Illinois  (2018).  In  all,  six  conference  champions  and
      since. She is in her second year at Florida Atlantic University   Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “I congratulate Jillian   another three conference division champions have played
      and is currently majoring in music. Flaherty is a member of   for bringing her talent and dedication to win this competition   in the game. Among the bowl’s alumni who have moved
      the Chamber Singers and Cantemos, a Latin American choir,   and thank bowl partner, the City of Boca Raton for, its support   on to the NFL are current New York Jets quarterback Zach
      at FAU. The 20-year-old entered the competition because she   in making this lead-in event a resounding success.”  Wilson (BYU, 2020), Buffalo Bills running back Devin
      feels that singing the National Anthem is one of the most      The Boca Raton Bowl is a celebrated   Singletary (FAU, 2017) and Philadelphia Eagles kicker
      fulfilling experiences one can have as a singer.   annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach   Jake  Elliott  (Memphis,  2016).  For  more  information
         “I love to support our country with the nation’s anthem,   County that lives up to its other name “Boca’s Biggest   about  the  Boca  Raton  Bowl  visit
      and as a singer I couldn’t think of a better way to represent   Annual Outdoor Party.” It is also the only collegiate Bowl or follow through social
      my department, school and country,” shared Flaherty.   game in Palm Beach County featuring all the pomp and   media on Facebook (, Twitter (@
         ESPN/WPTV Television Sports Anchor Keli Ferguson   circumstance of a traditional bowl event. It is a high-energy,   BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).
      served as event emcee. Those serving on the panel of judges   entertaining experience for both college football fans and      ESPN Events. This division of ESPN owns and operates
      were:                                             non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on   a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022,
      • Andrea O’Rourke, Deputy Mayor of the City of Boca   Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.              the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college
      Raton,  the  National Anthem  Competition’s  Presenting      For more information about the 2022   football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college
      Sponsor;                                          Boca Raton Bowl set to kick-off on Tuesday, December   basketball  events,  and  a  college  softball  event,  which
      • Shanna St. John: Executive Director, Nat King Cole   20th at 7 p.m. at FAU Stadium, lead-in events, and bowl   account for approximately 400 hours of live programming,
      Generation Hope;                                  game tickets, visit    while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting
      • Molly Jade Vogel: Theater, Film, TV and Vocal Performer  About the Boca Raton Bowl.  The   over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in
         “Each year the national anthem competition talent is steeper, Boca Raton Bowl is one of 17 bowl games   more  than  10  cities  across  the  country,  ESPN  Events
      the final live rounds are more crowd-pleasing, the audience   owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.   builds relationships with conferences, schools and local
      is more engaged and our charitable partner, Spirit of Giving,   The Boca Raton Bowl debuted in 2014 and   communities, as well as providing unique experiences for
      leaves also as a big winner,” said Boca Raton   has been well received in the community through its first   teams and fans.

                                                                         Boca Raton Bowl Community Captains came out to cheer on the Idol
      Top Five Finalists (from left) Emily Shecter, Rylee Siegel, Alisha Harvey, Jillian Flaherty,
      Hadas Levy

      Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth (in pink jacket) joins Boca   The team from the Spirit of Giving, the Boca Raton Bowl’s charity
      Raton Bowl Community Captains in the festivities that put yet another national spotlight   partner that brings holiday magic to more than 7,000+ children in need through its
      on Palm Beach County.                                                       Annual Holiday Gift Drive.
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