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<br /> <br /> <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: <br />November 18, 2008 <br /> <br />ST <br />NOVEMBER 21 <br />Downtown Football Fridays Block Party <br />CANCELLED <br /> <br />SOUTH BEND, INDIANA <br /> – The Football Fridays Block Party scheduled for this Friday, November 21, <br />in downtown South Bend has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. This was to be the final of <br />six Football Fridays Block Party events where fans gathered to celebrate each home Notre Dame Football <br />weekend. This year a total of six Football Fridays Block Parties were scheduled. “We are disappointed to <br />have to make this call,” said Downtown South Bend, Inc. (DTSB) executive director Marco Mariani, “but <br />due to the snowy and extremely cold forecast, DTSB and the event sponsors felt it best to call off the last <br />Block Party.” <br /> <br />The 2008 Football Fridays Block Party, located near the College Football Hall of Fame, featured games <br />and activities hosted by and benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), pre-Block Party flag <br />football league games on the Hall of Fame’s Gridiron, festive tailgate food and beverages by Upper Deck <br />Catering along with game day merchandise from the College Football Hall of Fame and live musical <br />performances by popular regional bands. <br /> <br />“The 2008 Block Party series was a tremendous success,” commented Mariani. “For instance new <br />activities were added; a Flag Football League organized by downtown businesses, as well as a partnership <br />with the Muscular Distrophy Association, helping to support their fundraising efforts was also new for <br />this year. DTSB appreciates the support given by those fans in attendance, our sponsors, vendors and <br />musical performers.” <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Page 1. Block Party Cancelled… Continued on next page… <br /> <br /> <br />Downtown South Bend, Inc. 217 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 P: 574.282.1110 F: 574.233.7382 <br /> <br />