Kid Combine at Crawfest
Kid Combine takes aspects of the NFL Combine and allows kids to participate in similar events. The youth, ranging from ages five to 13, compete in four drills – The 40, The Shuttle, The Throw and The Tackling Bags. The top performers from the competition at Crawfest will have the opportunity to compete in their prospective drill on the Independence Stadium field at the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.
Youth FOOTBALL Clinic
The 9th Annual Walk-On’s Independence Bowl FREE Youth Football Clinic was held on Saturday June 8th at Independence Stadium. The annual clinic is held each June and is free to kids from 5-years-old to incoming 8th graders.
The clinic offers a chance for local youth to get free instruction from regional college football coaches from schools such as Grambling State University, Northwestern State University and Sam Houston State University. For more information on the annual Youth Football Clinic, contact the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl office at (318) 221-0712.
USTA Junior Tennis Classic
The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic USTA Southern Level 2 is back for the second-straight year in 2019! The tournament, which was back in Shreveport for the first time since the early 1980’s in 2018, brings hundreds of junior tennis players from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club and Southern Hills Tennis Center. The groups included from girls and boys 12’s to 18’s and featured 24 competitors from the Shreveport-Bossier City area in 2018.
Kickoff K’s 5k & Half Marathon
5K – Early Registration is $20 through August 23, 2019. Registration goes up to $30 from August 24, 2019 – September 27, 2019. Race day Registration is $35. Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” t-shirt.
Half Marathon – Early Registration is $60 through August 23, 2019. Registration goes up to $70 from August 24, 2019 – September 27, 2019. Race day Registration is $75. Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” t-shirt and a medal.
Players and coaches from both teams get involved in the community during bowl week. An annual highlight for the players, they visit with the children of Providence House and residents of Holy Angels, tour Barksdale Air Force Base and visit with active members of the military, help bag food at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, and build beds with Sleep in Heavenly Peace for low income families.
Independence Bowl Foundation
P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166 | 401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 | 318.221.0712