Thursday, January 21, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (Dec. 26, 2009) – Music City Bowl representatives announced today that Franklin American Mortgage Company will serve as the title sponsor of the Bowl beginning in 2010 through the 2013 event.


“At Franklin American Mortgage Company, we are excited to increase our partnership with the Music City Bowl as the title sponsor,” said Dan Crockett, President and CEO of FAMC.  “As one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the nation, the Music City Bowl allows us to further brand ourselves to our thousands of industry partners and customers across the country.  The Bowl also has a tremendous impact in the Nashville community, and we are proud to participate in the many events which comprise the Music City Bowl. ”


“Over the past several years, Franklin American Mortgage Company has been a great partner to the Bowl, and we’re excited about moving that partnership to the next level,” said Christine Karbowiak, Bowl Chair.  “FAMC’s sponsorship of our annual charity golf tournament and Coaches Luncheon has played a vital role in the success of the Bowl.  The addition of this title sponsorship rounds out our relationship with the great company and is a great fit for the Bowl.  On behalf of the Bowl, I’d like to thank Dan Crockett and Franklin American Mortgage for their continued support.”


“We are very fortunate to have Franklin American Mortgage stepping into the title sponsorship role with the Bowl,” said Scott Ramsey, President and CEO of the Bowl.  “Gaylord Hotels has been an exemplary title sponsor and we are grateful for the invaluable contributions they have made to the Bowl as our title sponsor over the past eight years.  We look forward to a similar relationship with Franklin American Mortgage, as they are a highly respected and growing company who will be an ideal title sponsor, committed to the ongoing success of the Bowl for Middle Tennessee.” 


Franklin American Mortgage Company also serves as title sponsor of the Franklin American Mortgage Charity Cup, an annual charitable golf tournament featuring administrators, influential donors and celebrity alumnae of the ACC and SEC that serves as the Bowl’s primary charitable fundraising mechanism; and as the title sponsor of the Coaches Luncheon, one of the marquee Bowl week events.


The 2009 Bowl game will be played on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. CST and will feature Clemson University and the University of Kentucky.



About Franklin American Mortgage Company:


Franklin American Mortgage is recognized as one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the country. Committed to providing consistent service and support, FAMC is quickly becoming the preferred lender of choice for mortgage professionals throughout the industry.  For more information about the company and its services, please go to


About the Bowl:


The Music City Bowl (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate bowl featuring the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences. Televised nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and Nevada Sports Radio Network, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition.  For more information, call the Bowl office at 615.743.3130 or visit the Bowl online at


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