Independence Bowl Foundation Announces Recipients of Charitable Donation Program

Release Date: 

Monday, November 18, 2013, 2:06 PM  ,  

The Independence Bowl Foundation is pleased to announce Sci-Port Discovery Center and Holy Angels Residential Facility as recipients for the 2013 Charitable Donation Program.

“The Independence Bowl Foundation Board and staff proudly make these donations to both Sci-Port and Holy Angels,” 2013 Independence Bowl Foundation Chairman John Hubbard said. “The missions of these two extraordinary organizations fit perfectly with our commitment to make a difference in our community.

“Both organizations provide services our community desperately need and do so in an exemplarily way.”

Wounded Warrior Project® and College Football Assistance Fund had been previously selected when the Charitable Donation Program was announced in September.

The Charitable donation program takes $1 from each ticket sold to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl – including team allotments – and divides the money equally among the four non-profit recipients, with each organization receiving a minimum of $5,000.

Sci-Port Discovery Center has almost 190,000 visitors annually, including about 55,000 students who are on field trips. Sci-Port aims to educate the youth in the Shreveport-Bossier City area through numerous fun and engaging exhibits, as well as guest speakers and presentations. The money donated would go toward developing school programs, demonstrations and exhibits.

Holy Angels Residential Facility helps those with intellectual and developmental disabilities live as independent lives as possible. Holy Angels Residential Facility is currently undergoing facility renovation and repairs, as well as updating programs to be on the cutting edge of approaches to care.

Wounded Warrior Project®, the 2012 recipient of the Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence Award,” is a beneficiary of the Charitable Donation Program. The Purpose of WWP is “to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.”

The other recipient is College Football Assistance Fund, which is “dedicated to the support of football players who have sustained serious injuries through college football. Assistance will be provided to ease the burden of medical costs associated with injuries such as joint replacement, spine treatment, neurological care and other related expenses.”