Kickoff Dinner with Holly Rowe Under Two Weeks Away


Dallas, TX – April 2, 2023 – American Airlines Center: Holly Rowe and Angel Reese (10) of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Lady Tigers during the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four championship game. (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)


SHREVEPORT, La. (July 2, 2024) – The annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner, featuring ESPN’s Holly Rowe, is less than two weeks away. The event is on Monday, July 15 at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Rowe is one of ESPN’s most versatile and highest-profile commentators – seen regularly throughout a wide variety of programs. She has been featured regularly on high-profile events and programming for ESPN and ABC, including Saturday Night Football and the College Football Playoff, Big Monday men’s college basketball, NCAA Women’s Final Four, NCAA Women’s College World Series, the WNBA and more. 

The annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner featuring Holly Rowe is set for Monday, July 15 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour, as well as the silent auction and raffle. Dinner buffets will open at 6:15 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. – with a Q&A to conclude.

Individual tickets to the event are still on sale for $50 apiece, and a table of eight is $400. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL.

Rowe has broken many barriers in the broadcasting world, including becoming the first female color commentator in Utah Jazz history during their game against the Sacramento Kings in October 2021. 

She has had a tremendously decorated broadcasting career, winning the 2022 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Personality/Reporter and the 2022 Mel Greenberg Media Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Rowe was also named the 2023 Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award Winner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma in 2016, Rowe has become a dedicated advocate for cancer research and prevention.

The Kickoff Dinner featuring Holly Rowe is made possible by the loyal co-presenting sponsors of the event – Morehead Pools, Willis Knighton Health, Shreveport Rubber & Gasket, and Wieland.

The 48th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is set for Saturday, December 28 at 8:15 p.m. CT on ESPN. The ticket renewal process is underway, and fans have until July 31 to secure the seats they have purchased in the past. Game tickets will go on sale to the public in August. 

For more information on the 2024 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl or the Kickoff Dinner featuring Holly Rowe, fans can call the office or email [email protected].


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most historic bowl game, and the 48th edition of the game is set for Saturday, December 28 at 8:15 p.m. CT on ESPN. Huntsville, Ala.-based Radiance Technologies is the bowl’s title sponsor through the 2025 Bowl Season. The bowl’s conference, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. 

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on Facebook, X and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

425 Ashley Ridge Blvd, Suite 360, Shreveport, LA 71106  |  P.O. Box 6834, Shreveport, LA 71136  |  318.221.0712

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