Flying Heart Helps Independence Bowl Raise Over $3,300 through Give for Good


SHREVEPORT, La. (May 8, 2024) – Give for Good 2024 is in the books, and the Independence Bowl Foundation partnered with Flying Heart Brewing & Pub this year to drive more donations to the Independence Bowl Foundation. Flying Heart donated $2,000 to the Independence Bowl Foundation through Give for Good.

Including Flying Heart’s and online donations, the Independence Bowl Foundation raised over $3,300 through Give for Good. The focus of Give for Good this year was its partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative. Each year, the Independence Bowl Foundation partners with Extra Yard for Teachers, which provides funding to local educators for their specific projects submitted on The College Football Playoff Foundation matches 100 percent of all donations funded by the Independence Bowl.

Flying Heart honored teachers for “Teacher Tuesdays” on April 16, 23 and 30, and Give for Good Day on May 7, donating a percentage of sales from each night to the Independence Bowl Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers fund.

This year, Extra Yard for Teachers Week is September 14-21, and the Big Day is Tuesday, September 17. The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl has donated over $85,000 to local teachers and education over the past three years.

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana hosts Give for Good annually as part of its mission to increase local philanthropy and enhance the quality of life in North Louisiana. Give For Good is CFNLA’s gift to the nonprofit community and receives zero proceeds from the event. Give for Good 2024 raised a record-breaking $2.93 million from 4,300 for 222 nonprofits. Since 2014, Give for Good has raised over $22 million for local nonprofits.

ON THE DOCKET – 13th Annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic

The 13th annual Youth Football Clinic will hit the field on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Independence Stadium. The annual clinic is free for boys and girls from five through incoming eighth-graders. Campers will get to learn from coaches from Centenary, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Southern University Shreveport.

Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. on the event day at the stadium’s southwest entrance. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and lunch following the clinic. All participants must fill out an application at and a waiver upon arrival on the event day. Contact Director of Events and Operations Jennifer Rider at [email protected] for more information.


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most historic bowl game and celebrated its 47th edition on Saturday, December 16, 2023. The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the California Golden Bears, 34-14. Huntsville, Ala.-based Radiance Technologies is the bowl’s title sponsor through the 2025 Bowl Season. The bowl’s conference, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point is slated to match up against the Pac-12 Conference in 2024, and the Big 12 Conference is lined up to face Conference USA in 2025.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on Facebook, X and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

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

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