USTA Junior Tennis Classic
April 6-8, 2024 | Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club
The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic returns in 2024 for the first time since 2019! The tournament brings youth ages 10-18 from the nine states in the USTA Southern Section to Shreveport-Bossier for a three-day tournament! Matches will be hosted at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club and other tennis complexes in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
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Youth FOOTBALL Clinic
Saturday, June 1, 2024 | Independence Stadium
The 13th annual Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic will hit the field on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Independence Stadium! The annual clinic is FREE for boys and girls aged 5-13 (incoming 8th graders). All participants received a free meal and t-shirt after the event.
In 2023, campers learned from Centenary head coach Byron Dawson and coaches from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southern-Shreveport and Southern Arkansas.
Extra Yard for Teachers
Partnering with the College Football Playoff Foundation, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl has donated over $85,000 to local teachers and schools since 2021.
In 2023, the College Football Playoff Foundation donated $1,000 for each touchdown scored in the 2023 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – totaling $6,000, and the Independence Bowl also donated $5,000 through Touchdown for Teachers. The donations through Touchdown for Teachers totaled $11,000, going to 23 teachers. This was the second part of donations to local teachers through Extra Yard for Teachers, as the Independence Bowl Foundation and College Football Playoff Foundation partnered to donate $6,780 to 13 local teachers in the fall of 2023. Between the two rounds of donations, $17,780 was donated to 36 teachers in the Shreveport-Bossier area by the Independence Bowl Foundation and College Football Playoff Foundation.
Willis-Knighton Community Service Scholarship
Each year, the Independence Bowl Foundation and Willis-Knighton Health System award a $2,500 scholarship each to one Caddo Parish and one Bossier Parish graduating senior. The scholarship is awarded based on academic success and commitment to improving the community through service. $90,000 in scholarships have been awarded in the first 18 years of the program.
“Show Your INdependence” Art Contest
The Independence Bowl started the “Show Your Independence” Art Contest 10 years ago, which asks local elementary school kids to draw what the word “Independence” means to them. Winners are selected from each grade level at each school and given two tickets to the game, and their artwork is put on display at Independence Stadium during the game.
Players and coaches from both teams get involved in the community during bowl week. An annual highlight for the players, they visit with residents of Holy Angels and the Arc Caddo-Bossier, tour Barksdale Air Force Base and visit with active members of the military, and more!
Independence Bowl Foundation
P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166 | 401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 | 318.221.0712