2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 PM

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Independence Bowl Foundation

The Independence Bowl Foundation is an organization consisting of a number of volunteer committees, which carry out all of it’s functions, drawing upon its more than 475 members.

The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. The Independence Bowl will enhance economic impact and growth in our communities through an alliance of volunteer, individual, and corporate support along with government and educational participation, while providing a safe, educational, unique experience for the student athletes participating in the game.

Each year, a newly appointed Bowl Chairman and Vice-Chairman, along with the Executive Director and her staff, oversee the various committees, working closely with each committee chairperson to see that this 44-year-old bowl is a success.

Memberships are open to anyone and start as low as $100.

Conference Tie-Ins

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is slated to feature either Army West Point or BYU against the Pac-12, American Athletic Conference or C-USA. Provided each primary tie-in gains bowl eligibility, the matchups from 2021-2025 will be:

2021: BYU vs. C-USA

2022: AAC vs. Army

2023: BYU vs. Pac-12

2024: Army vs. Pac-12

2025: BYU vs. C-USA

Title Sponsor

Radiance Technologies was named the new title sponsor of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl in April 2020, when  Radiance Technologies and the Independence Bowl agreed on a guaranteed, five-year agreement between 2020-2024. The title sponsorship agreement between Radiance Technologies and the Independence Bowl Foundation was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.

One year after agreeing to a five-year guaranteed partnership as the title sponsor, Radiance Technologies and the Independence Bowl Foundation agreed to a one-year extension – securing a six-year guaranteed partnership. The extension ensures that Radiance Technologies will be the title sponsor through the 2025 season.

Leadership

The leadership of the Independence Bowl Foundation is comprised of an Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and several committees with key functions.

The Board of Directors is made up of 50 term-members, and more than 35 Life Directors, serving in positions of leadership such as public and private events, hospitality, game day management, and external affairs. Directors serve on one, two and three-year terms and are elected as members of the Independence Bowl Foundation by their peers.

The 13-member Executive Committee includes the leadership team of future chairs, elected officers and term members, and the bowl’s Executive Director. Each year the Chairman serves as the leadership figure for the Independence Bowl, serving a one-year term. Prior to their year of leadership, Chair candidates must serve as 2nd Vice Chair, 1st Vice Chair, and Vice Chair. 

Members of the Board of Directors serving the bowl for 15 cumulative years and 5 years on the Board of Directors, or 10 cumulative years and served as  bowl chair may be nominated to become Life Directors. 

Community

The Independence Bowl is now over four decades strong and the Independence Bowl Foundation and the community of Northwest Louisiana are two of the reasons for that successful endurance.

Outside of bowl week festivities, the Independence Bowl oversees a number of events and charitable programs that endeavor to enrich the community and region. 

The Independence Bowl strives to encourage a strong tourism industry, enhance community development, invest in future leaders, and strengthen economic impact. Over 25 yearly events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities fill out the annual calendar allowing members and leadership to invest their time, money, and energy back into our community.

For more information about the Independence Bowl Foundation call 318-221-0712 or toll free 888-414-BOWL.

Independence Bowl Foundation

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

2020 Independence Bowl