1st & Give Charity Flag Football Tournament
Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 12-5 p.m. | Independence Stadium
The Independence Bowl Foundation will host the third annual 1st & Give Charity Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, May 6 at Independence Stadium. The 7-on-7 flag football tournament helped raise a total of $4,468 in donations for nine different charities in 2022.
Community Support Programs brought home the title for the second consecutive time last year, and as a result, their organization received $1,668 in donations. Eight other teams competed in the highly competitive tournament, 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.
Youth FOOTBALL Clinic
Saturday, June 6, 2023 | 8-11 a.m. | Independence Stadium
The 12th annual Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic will hit the field on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Independence Stadium! The annual clinic is FREE for boys and girls aged 5-13 (incoming 8th graders). All participants received a free meal and t-shirt at the conclusion of the event.
Campers will get a chance to receive instruction and life lessons from coaches from regional colleges such as Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Centenary and Southern-Shreveport.
“Show Me Your INdependence” Art Contest
The Independence Bowl started the “Show Your Independence” Art Contest nine years ago, which asks local elementary school kids to draw what the word “Independence” means to them. Winners are selected from each grade level at each school and given two tickets to the game, and their artwork is put on display at Independence Stadium during the game.
Players and coaches from both teams get involved in the community during bowl week. An annual highlight for the players, they visit with residents of Holy Angels and the Arc Caddo-Bossier, tour Barksdale Air Force Base and visit with active members of the military, and more!
Independence Bowl Foundation
P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166 | 401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 | 318.221.0712