12th Annual Football Kickoff Classic - Belen Jesuit vs. Christopher Columbus
Teresa Martinez| Director of Communications
The annual rivalry football game that attracts alumni from two of Miami-Dade County’s most prestigious, private, all-male Catholic Schools; Belen Jesuit vs. Christopher Columbus will take place at Tropical Park on Saturday, September 24, 206. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
The game is the first and only time both teams meet during the football season. Tickets to the 6,000-seat stadium are expected to sell out.
Tickets to the football game are on-sale in the Belen Jesuit Campus Store. Student tickets are $10, guests are $15 and all tickets sold on game day at the stadium will be $20. Belen Jesuit Alumni are invited to take part in pre-game festivities by joining the tailgate from 5 – 6:45 p.m.
Tropical Park Memorial Stadium is located inside Tropical Park at 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami, FL.
“This is a great opportunity for alumni, students, parents and friends of the school to gather together and show support for our student athletes,” said Mariano Loret de Mola, Executive Director of the Belen Alumni Association of Jesuit Schools from Cuba and Miami “As an Alumni Association the tailgate is a wonderful annual event that unites the Belen community.”
BELEN JESUIT ALUMNI: For more information or if you would like to participate in this event, contact Mariano Loret de Mola, Executive Director of the Belen Alumni Association of Jesuit Schools from Cuba and Miami at 786.621.4667 or email email@example.com.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.