For Immediate Release
December 04, 2023
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Bernadette Morris
Sonshine Communications
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(Black PR Wire) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), America’s largest electric utility, has signed on as one of the sponsors of the first-ever Florida Beach Bowl, an NCAA-sanctioned intercollegiate varsity football game specifically designed to provide a platform for Black students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to showcase their talents on a national stage.

The event, set to take place in Ft. Lauderdale at DRV PNK Stadium on Dec. 13th, will feature a match-up between two HBCU teams: Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (7-3) vs. Fort Valley State Wildcats (7-3). This first-ever “Battle by the Beach” is significant in that provides an opportunity for underrepresented students to participate in bowl games that have been historically out of reach.

“We are delighted to be a part of this first-ever Bowl Game,” says Juliet Roulhac, Director of External Affairs for the Broward & Southwest Region for FPL, and Director of Corporate Philanthropy for NextEra Energy, Inc. “We are equally thrilled to support this event in Broward County, which will have a favorable impact throughout the South Florida communities.”

"It is an honor to have FPL join us as an Official Sponsor,” said Victor Robenson, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Beach Bowl, Inc. “Their commitment to the community and willingness to support this groundbreaking endeavor deserves to be applauded, and is greatly appreciated.”

The Florida Beach Bowl also provides six days of fun in the sun community events, including the Celebrity Golf Tournament on Dec. 8; the 5K Run on Dec. 9; the Prayer Brunch on Dec. 10; the Coaches’ Luncheon on Dec. 11; the Media Day on Dec. 12; and the Fanfest Festival & Game Day on Dec. 13.

For more information about the Florida Beach Bowl, and for the details about the community events, visit

About FPL

As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the most fuel efficient and cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2022 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the seventh time in the last eight years. The company was also recognized by Escalent in 2022 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities for the ninth consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2023 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:

About the Florida Beach Bowl

The Inaugural Florida Beach Bowl game features the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Fort Valley State Wildcats from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).

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The Florida Beach Bowl is more than just a football game; it is a celebration of excellence and culture. For more information, visit

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