Bear Creek is title sponsor of Team AFP coverage of Belk Bowl

Bear Creek Belk BowlBear Creek will be the title sponsor of Augusta Free Press’ coverage of the 2018 Belk Bowl featuring Virginia and South Carolina.

Team AFP – with editor Chris Graham and analyst Scott German – will be live at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte for the Saturday, Dec. 29 bowl game.

The Bear Creek sponsorship includes game coverage and the work from Team AFP – from previews of the ‘Hoos and Gamecocks and podcasts featuring in-depth breakdowns of the X’s and O’s – to get fans ready for the big game. The live coverage also includes a blog during the game where fans can interact with AFP staff and a Facebook Live video that will follow the game with analysis and a chance for fans to weigh in.

“As long-time fans of Virginia Athletics, we are excited about the future of Virginia football. We wanted to support Coach Mendenhall and the Cavs in the Belk Bowl,” said Brian and Victoria Mininger, the co-founders of Bear Creek, online at

Bear Creek, with locations in Waynesboro and Charlottesville, specializes in unique backyard structures, including decks, sunrooms, porches, gazebos, studios and workshops, that help inspire families to live, work and play in the outdoors together.

“We’re thrilled to have Bear Creek on board with us as our team works to get UVA fans ready for the Belk Bowl,” said Crystal Graham, the head of marketing for Augusta Free Press LLC, which provides marketing and website design services for companies in the Greater Augusta area and Central Virginia and runs the online news site

Follow Team AFP’s coverage of the Belk Bowl online at

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