More than 500 students expected to play in Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament
Students to Compete in Winter Bowl on January 28 as Part of the Irvine Tournament of Champions; School with the Most Points Receives Champions Cup, all to benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation
Irvine Public Schools Foundation in partnership with the Matt Leinart Flag Football League will host the 3rd annual Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, January 28. The Winter Bowl is a school-based tournament, with teams comprised of players from individual schools in the city of Irvine, including boys and girls teams in grades three through eight.
In its third year, the Irvine-based Winter Bowl will serve as a fundraiser to benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. The success of the event over the past two years’ events led IPSF to create a larger tournament called the Irvine Tournament of Champions, consisting of soccer, basketball, and flag football tournaments. Schools earn points for their performance in each tournament, and the school with the most points at the end of the year is awarded the Champions Cup to display at their school the following year.
The event is a one-day tournament that will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park.
This shared passion for uniting the community through sports activities sparked a natural partnership between IPSF and the Matt Leinart organization. Former USC, Mater Dei quarterback Matt Leinart, who was recently elected to College Football Hall of Fame, founded the Matt Leinart Flag Football League in conjunction with the NFL Flag Football program, with the goal to provide a fun community league for kids to be involved in, while also developing football skills.