Give For Good Online Donations Open Now


SHREVEPORT, La. (April 23, 2024) – Give For Good is North Louisiana’s largest annual day of giving, and Give for Good Day is quickly approaching on Tuesday, May 7. Online giving opens today, April 23 and will end on Give for Good Day.

This year, all funds donated to the Independence Bowl Foundation through Give for Good will be donated to local teachers through the bowl’s 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, so every dollar donated to the Independence Bowl through Give for Good will be doubled.

Online donating for Give For Good is now open, and anyone who would like to support local teachers can contribute to Extra Yard for Teachers at

This year, the Independence Bowl Foundation is partnering with Flying Heart Brewing & Pub to expand the philanthropic impact on local teachers. Flying Heart is honoring teachers for “Teacher Tuesdays” for four Tuesdays leading up to Give for Good Day, starting last Tuesday, April 16. Flying Heart is donating a percentage of sales on April 16, April 23 and April 30 from 4-9 p.m. to the Independence Bowl Foundation’s Give for Good Extra Yard for Teachers fund. On those three days and Give for Good Day on Tuesday, May 7, Flying Heart will also provide 10 percent off all pizzas for teachers with a valid school ID.

Extra Yard for Teachers Week is September 14-21 this year, and the Extra Yard for Teachers Big Day is Tuesday, September 17. All funds donated to the Independence Bowl Foundation through Give for Good will be matched by Extra Yard for Teachers, doubling the impact of those donations to our local teachers. Educators supported by the Independence Bowl through Extra Yard for Teachers in the past have hailed from Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Red River and Webster Parishes. 

ON THE DOCKET – 13th Annual Youth Football Clinic

The 13th annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl 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. In 2023, campers learned from Centenary head coach Byron Dawson and coaches from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southern-Shreveport and Southern Arkansas.

Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. on the event day at the stadium’s southwest entrance. Participants will receive instruction from regional college coaches, 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. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. 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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