Kid Combine at Crawfest
Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2020
Kid Combine takes aspects of the NFL Combine and allows kids to participate in similar events. The youth, ranging from ages five to 13, compete in four drills – The 40, The Shuttle, The Throw and The Tackling Bags. The top performers from the competition at Crawfest will have the opportunity to compete in their prospective drill on the Independence Stadium field at the 2020 Independence Bowl.
Youth FOOTBALL Clinic
Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 8-11:30 a.m. (Registration starts at 7 a.m.)
The 10th Annual Independence Bowl FREE Youth Football Clinic was held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Independence Stadium. The annual clinic is held each June and is free to kids from 5-years-old to incoming 8th graders.
The clinic offers a chance for local youth to get free instruction from regional college football coaches. For more information on the annual Youth Football Clinic, contact the Independence Bowl office at (318) 221-0712.
USTA Junior Tennis Classic
Friday, August 14 through Monday, August 17, 2020
The Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic USTA Southern Level 2 was back for the third straight year at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club from August 14-17! The tournament, which was back in Shreveport for the first time since the early 1980’s in 2018, brings hundreds of junior tennis players from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to the Shreveport-Bossier City area. The groups included are girls and boys 12’s through 18’s, and the tournament has featured 37 competitors from the Shreveport-Bossier City area the past two years.
Kickoff K’s 5k & Half Marathon
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7 a.m.
5K – Early Registration is $20 through April 18, 2020. Registration goes up to $30 from April 29, 2020 – May 15, 2020. Race day Registration is $35. Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” t-shirt.
Half Marathon -Early Registration is $60 through April 18, 2020. Registration goes up to $70 from April 29, 2020 – May 15, 2020. Race day Registration is $75. Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” t-shirt and medal.
Players and coaches from both teams get involved in the community during bowl week. An annual highlight for the players, they visit with the children of Providence House and residents of Holy Angels, tour Barksdale Air Force Base and visit with active members of the military, help bag food at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, and build beds with Sleep in Heavenly Peace for low income families.
Independence Bowl Foundation
P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166 | 401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 | 318.221.0712