I Bowl’s flag football event provides nearly $5,000 for local charities


The Independence Bowl Foundation helped raise $4,468 for nine different charitable organizations with its recent second annual 1st & Give Charity Flag Football Tournament.

Nine teams took part this past Saturday at Independence Stadium, with each team playing on behalf of a different non-profit organization. Each charity was donated $350, which was the entrance fee for each team.

Community Support Programs brought home the title for the second consecutive year, and as a result, their organization received $1,668 in donations.

“In just the second year of this event, we are so proud of the progress we have made and more importantly – the impact we have been able to have on different charities throughout the area,” said Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Executive Director Missy Setters. “The tournament grew by two teams this year with players of all different ages and backgrounds from 14-years-old and up, and we were able to give out almost $2,000 more in donations. We believe this event has tremendous potential, and we are excited for it to continue to grow so that we can give even more to local non-profit organizations.”

The nine teams that participated in the tournament and their charities were KTAL News 6 (Gingerbread House), Willis Knighton Health System (D&D Academic Foundation), Cintas (Christian Services), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Roy’s Kids), Community Support Programs, Barksdale Air Force Base (Humane Society of NWLA), the Shreveport Police Department (Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club) and the Tigers (Christ Fit Gym).

Photo courtesy of the Independence Bowl

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