Annual Member Fish Fry
Members and sponsors gather annually at the Member Fish Fry at Cross Lake. Held at the American Legion Post 14, Johnny’s Catfish & Seafood serve piping hot catfish, chicken, hush puppies and fries, cooked on site, until members and their families completely get their fill. Boat rides and tailgate games are also available to enjoy the beautiful setting at Shreveport’s historic location for outdoor and water sports recreation.
Annual Crawfish Boil
The Independence Bowl Foundation Crawfish Boil was back for 2021 in late April at Great Raft Brewing. Each year, Foundation members receive two tickets for all-you-can-eat crawfish, jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. With COVID restrictions being relaxed in Louisiana before the event, the public was welcomed, and we had a great turnout. Nola-based guitarist Vic Shepard and Shreveport-native fiddle player Tim Brogan provided live music, as Foundation members and the public ate over 1,000 pounds of crawfish.
Mike & Judy McCarthy
Team Welcome party
When teams get into town for bowl week, Foundation Members, Sponsors, local officials, and media members are invited to join the coaches and administrators of both teams for the Team Welcome Party at Red River Brewing. Food from area restaurants is provided along with a cash bar and music from local entertainment.
Independence Bowl Foundation
P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166 | 401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 | 318.221.0712