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Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence” Award

This prestigious award has been given out annually at the Independence Bowl after the Sports Foundation directors decided to recognize an outstanding American citizen with the “Spirit of Independence Award.” The first recipient was General Omar N. Bradley, the only living five-star general in the United States at that time. The following year, and until his death, General Bradley presented the “Spirit of Independence Award” to his fellow recipients.

Carl Mikovich “Sportsperson of The Year” Award

The Carl Mikovich “Sportsperson of the Year” Award annually highlights some of the greatest athletes from the local area who have shined a light on Shreveport-Bossier City through their contributions on and off the field.

Fresh off a National Championship with the LSU baseball team, former Loyola College Prep and Airline High School star Hayden Travinski has been named the 2023 Carl Mikovich Sportsperson of the Year. Travinski will be honored with the award at the 47th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 16.

Hall of Honor

Inductees of the Independence Bowl Foundation Hall of Honor are former players and coaches who participated in the Independence Bowl and went on to achieve personal and professional success both on and off the field.

Willis-Knighton Health System Community Service Scholarship

Each year, the Independence Bowl Foundation and Willis-Knighton Health System award a $2,500 scholarship each to one Caddo Parish and one Bossier Parish graduating senior. The scholarship is awarded based on academic success and commitment to improving the community through service. $90,000 in scholarships have been awarded in the first 18 years of the program.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

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