Dec. 30, 2002
New Orleans, LA –
The 16th-ranked Seminole football team is inching closer and closer to its New Year’s Day showdown with No. 3 Georgia in the Nokia Sugar Bowl. Florida State held its last practice of the season and its first of the week in the Superdome Monday afternoon. The 4:00 p.m. 12-period practice wasn’t the only event on the schedule though.
Earlier in the afternoon, New Orleans natives Talman Gardner and Paul Irons took part in a ceremony in which Nokia donated 42 Sugar Bowl tickets to The Football Foundation. Gardner credited the Foundation with his success at one of the nation’s top football programs. He considers the Foundation a family and said founder Coach Alexander taught hime the impoortance od getting a degree and doing something positive with his life. Through Nokia’s generous donation, local youngsters will have the opportunity to see the program’s most famous graduate line up at wideout for the 16th-ranked Seminoles.