New Era Pinstripe Bowl Trophy Tour to kick off today

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl will begin its 2011 Trophy Tour today when the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy visits the Rutgers University campus. The trophy will make several additional stops during the next two weeks, leading up to the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Week, which begins on Monday, December 26.

The championship trophy began its tour today at Rutgers University in anticipation of tonight’s women’s college basketball game featuring the 11th-ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. sixth-ranked University of Tennessee. Students and fans can catch the trophy at the Grease Trucks (58 College Ave.) from noon-2:00 p.m., as well as other stops throughout the Rutgers campus including Winants Hall (2:00-4:00 p.m.), the College Avenue Gym (4:00-5:00 p.m.) and the Student Center (5:00-7:00 p.m.), before it makes its way to the Louise Brown Athletic Center (RAC) for tonight’s game.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl officials will be on hand to give away 40 pairs of two tickets throughout the day. Fans can also find out how to sign up for more chances to win New Era Pinstripe Bowl tickets and merchandise.

Fans can also check out the trophy at other stops this month and take advantage of these special promotions:
Friday, Dec. 16 – Noon-2:00 p.m. – New Era Store (9 E. 4th St., between Broadway and Lafayette St.)
Sign up for a chance to win New Era Pinstripe Bowl 50-yard line tickets. Take a photo with the NEPB trophy and receive 20% off your in-store purchase.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Noon-2:00 p.m. – Sheraton Hotel Lobby (7th Ave. and 53rd St.)
Fans can answer New Era Pinstripe Bowl trivia for the chance to win free tickets to the game, as well as take a photo with the trophy and sign up for a chance to win New Era Pinstripe Bowl 50-yard line tickets.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Noon-2:00 p.m. – Grand Hyatt Lobby (40th St. and Lexington Ave.)
Fans can answer New Era Pinstripe Bowl trivia for the chance to win free tickets to the game, as well as take a photo with the trophy and sign up for a chance to win New Era Pinstripe Bowl 50-yard line tickets.
Monday, Dec. 26 – Noon-2:00 p.m. – New Era Store (9 East 4th St., between Broadway and Lafayette St.)
Sign up for a chance to win New Era Pinstripe Bowl 50-yard line tickets. Take a photo with the NEPB trophy and receive 20% off your in-store purchase.

Fans are encouraged to check out the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Facebook and follow @PinstripeBowl and the hash tag #NEPBTrophyTour on Twitter for updates on the trophy tour and this year’s game between Rutgers and Iowa State, which will take place on Friday, December 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl would also like to thank all New York City residents and visitors during December by offering deals and discounts throughout the city this month. Fans are encouraged to visit http://web.pinstripebowl.com/visitors/experiences for the entire list of special promotions at some of the most popular destinations in New York City.