New York, NY – February 11, 2022 — GAC Family today announced “Great American Rescue Bowl” will premiere on the network on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  The special event will showcase the many talents of adorable kittens, puppies, cats and dogs available for adoption at shelters throughout the US. The 2023 event will mark a new milestone for the feline game which is credited with facilitating more than 75,000 shelter pet adoptions since premiering in 2014.  “Great American Rescue Bowl” will be presented in association with North Shore Animal League America.

“The plight of animal homelessness continues to be pervasive throughout the country, so being able to televise a proven difference maker in helping pets find their forever homes was an easy decision,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of GAC Media.  “We’re incredibly proud to welcome ‘Great American Rescue Bowl’ to GAC Family and are excited about this massive, fan-favorite event being an annual anchor to the network’s pet-centric programming.”

“I couldn’t be more excited that ‘Great American Rescue Bowl’ is coming to GAC Family,” said Beth Stern, TV host, foster parent and national spokesperson, North Shore Animal League America.  “Hundreds of shelters across the country have participated throughout the years and tens of thousands of animals have been adopted as a result of these special events. I look forward to continuing the rich tradition of representing our kitten players and saving lives.”

“We are thrilled that ‘Great American Rescue Bowl’ and bowl watch parties will be returning in 2023,” said Joanne Yohannan, SVP, Operations, North Shore Animal League America.  “Sharing stories of our lifesaving work and highlighting the beautiful, homeless animals available for adoption in shelters across the country is such a meaningful way to save lives and helps us continue our mission to rescue, nurture, adopt and educate.” 

More details about the “Great American Rescue Bowl,” including information on adoption events, “Great American Rescue Bowl” Parties, special guest appearances and “Great American Rescue Bowl” rosters will be announced at a later date.  



GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.ABOUT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA
North Shore Animal League America has saved more than 1.1 Million lives.  As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home.  Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare.  Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes and end the euthanasia.  For more information, visit www.animalleague.org

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