Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, Sunday, August 22, 2021, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Sun Bowl Association

Second Annual Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football Tournament set for August

 The Sun Bowl Association and the Southwest Flag Football League have teamed up again to host the Second Annual Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football tournament in El Paso, Texas, Friday-Sunday, August 19-21.  The multiday tournament features monetary prizes available to the victors.

The tournament will be played at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso and with various levels to play in.  The tournament levels are as follows: Men’s (recreational, intermediate, competitive), Women’s (competitive), and Coed (recreational) divisions.

“We at the Sun Bowl Association worked really well with the Southwest Flag Football League a year ago and we are excited to bring this event back to the Borderland with the hopes it continues to grow,” said SBA Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We are anticipating drawing teams from out of town to participate and compete against our local teams.  We continue to strive to produce events for the community as well as providing some positive economic impact for our city.”

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 gift bag with various commemorative items. The first-place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament championship belt and championship cups.

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 $4,000.  The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will earn $1,000.

The deadline to register for the tournament is Sunday, July 31 or until the bracket is full, whichever comes first. All entry fees are $300 which includes all referee fees.

“Last year’s event was a challenge as it was our first year but working with the Southwest Flag Football League really adds to the event,” Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “It’s always exciting to be part of another Sun Bowl Association event that brings so many people together to showcases El Paso and our community’s hospitality.”

Tournament Chairman Adrian Morales said, “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. 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.”


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