The first day of festivities at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl is complete. The teams were greeted this afternoon by the Gildan New Mexico Bowl staff, executive board, members of the community and festive music. After check in at the team hotels, both traveling parties gathered at Main Event for dinner and games. The night closed with the players going to the PAC Inc. gift suite. Two Boys and Girls Clubs of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho also attended the gift suite and made selections in honor of Markel Byrd, the New Mexico sophomore safety who was killed in a car accident three days after playing in the 2015 Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Check out all the excitement in our photo galleries or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.