AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Both teams winners for the kids at St. Jude

Photography by BMC

The 53rd annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl scored big for the kids of St. Jude. Each year, players and coaches from both teams visit the campus of St. Jude. This year’s Liberty Bowl-bound teams visited the hospital for their tours and spread holiday cheer to patients and their families.

This year, the Vanderbilt University Commodores and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats visited the hospital December 28. Players passed around autographs to patients and football fans as the excitement began to build in anticipation of the big game to come. Miss AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2011 Andrea Kaufman and many members of her court from around the country came together at St. Jude on December 30. The queen and her court made the rounds to visit patients and families and to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl was played on December 31, at Memphis’ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, and> the Cincinnati Bearcats won over the Vanderbilt Commodores with a final score of 31-24.