carter-park-web_copy.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — On Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m., the Orange Bowl Committee and City of Fort Lauderdale will reveal the newly completed $3 million renovation to Joseph C. Carter Park.

Benefitting thousands of area youth, renovations to the park, at 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, include the installation of a new synthetic turf football field, state-of-the-art eight lane track, enhanced spectator areas and new scoreboard.

Scheduled to be unveiled within days of the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game on New Year’s Day, the renovations will directly benefit underprivileged children who participate in various athletic leagues, afterschool programs and summer camps at Carter Park.

Officials note that the local community will also benefit from the project, as Carter Park will be able to attract a greater range of youth athletic competitions and community activities.

The Orange Bowl’s latest legacy gift in honor of this year’s 2013 BCS National Championship Game follows the Orange Bowl’s renovation of Moore Park in Allapattah in honor of the Orange Bowl’s 75th anniversary.

Along with funding of youth sports leagues, grants and scholarship programs, the Carter Park project furthers the committee’s mission to positively impact and benefit the community’s most important asset, its youth.