The Sun Bowl Association has teamed up with the Southwest Flag Football League to host a multiday tournament with monetary prizes available for the victors.
The Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament will take place August 20-22, 2021, at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso, Texas and will have various levels to play in.
The tournament features, Men’s (recreational, intermediate, competitive), Women’s (competitive), and Coed (recreational) divisions.
“The Sun Bowl Association is happy to announce the introduction of the Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament. The Association is always striving to produce events for the community as well as providing some positive economic impact for our city,” said SBA Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We are anticipating drawing many out of town teams to participate and compete against our local teams in this new and exciting event that is open to both men and women alike.”
Rosters will consist of 14 members, who are ready to compete in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt and first place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament trophy.
“This is very exciting for me to be part of another Sun Bowl event that brings so many people together to showcases El Paso, our community’s hospitality and the Sun Bowl Association,” Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “Partnering up with the Southwest Flag Football League in this new adventure will not only benefit our local Flag football teams but it will give El Paso an economical boost through teams traveling in from all over the region.”
The winner of the Men’s A – Competitive Division & Women’s A – Competitive Division will receive monetary payouts. Monetary prizes awarded will be based on the size of the bracket.
The champion of the competitive bracket with up to 16 teams will receive a $2,000 payout and the champion of a 32-plus-team bracket will receive a $4,000 payout. The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will receive a $1,000 payout.
“It is a huge honor for me to be part of such a great organization like the Sun Bowl Association while at the same time strengthening our local flag football community,” Tournament Chairman Adrian Morales said. “Giving them an opportunity to compete against teams from California to East Texas and from Colorado to interior Mexico is energizing. This tournament will give them that opportunity.”
The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, July 30 or until the bracket is full, whichever comes first. All entry fees are $300 which includes all referee fees.
“Thanks to the partnership with the Southwest Flag Football League, we believe this can become another long-lasting staple on the Sun Bowl calendar,” Olivas said.
WHAT: Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Aug. 20-22, 2021
WHERE: Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard)
WEBSITE: Click here.