The day has arrived. The two teams that will play in the Live United Bowl game are arriving in Texarkana tonight.

The 3rd Annual Live United Texarkana Bowl will be greeting and welcoming the student athletes and coaches from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Central Oklahoma University on Thursday evening.  Townsquare Media will provide a live remote at the Texarkana, Ark., Convention Center Connections Bar from 5-7PM. The community is encouraged and welcome to attend.

On Friday, December 4, the teams will split up into groups and visit some of the agencies that benefit from the United Way of Greater Texarkana.  From 1-1:45PM, UCO athletes will be at Running WJ Ranch and Opportunities, Inc. Southwestern Oklahoma will have a group at Harvest Texarkana, Texarkana Resources and College Hill Middle School from 2-2:45PM.

A community pep rally featuring bands, dance teams and cheer squads from both schools will be held at at the convention center at 8PM on Friday evening.

Game Day is kicked off with a 5K run starting at Razorback Stadium at 8AM. Register on-line at texarkanabowl.com.  Entry fee is $25 which gets the participant a t-shirt and game ticket.

Tickets are still available for the game on Saturday, December 5th with kick-off at noon at Texarkana, Arkansas Razorback Stadium.  Gates will open at 9AM.  Anyone interested in participating in the Wadley 35-yard Field Goal to win $500 will get a ticket as they enter the game. A name will be drawn and announced early in the 3rd quarter.

Tickets can be purchased online through the official bowl game website, texarkanabowl.com or from any Mil-Way Federal Credit Union branch, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce or the United Way of Greater Texarkana office.  The United Way of Greater Texarkana will accept credit cards, other locations will accept cash or checks.

Please make checks payable to the United Way of Greater Texarkana in care of Live United Texarkana Bowl.  There will be hoodies, t-shirts, and hats available for purchase at the community pep rally and at the game.

Due to the recent rain, some areas of the Razorback Stadium will not be available for parking.  Shuttles will be running between the Arkansas High School parking lot and the stadium beginning at 8:15AM.  All volunteers are asked to park at the high school.

Call (903) 794-3105 for more details.