What is the Sophie Bowl?
The Sophie Bowl is an adult (18 and over) 5 on 5 charitable flag football tournament played to raise congenital heart defect awareness and funds to support families affected by them. The tournament is hosted by In Your Shoes - The Sophia Capo Memorial Foundation, a non-profit charity founded in memory of Sophia Capo whom passed away in 2012 from a congenital heart defect. In Your Shoes also works closely with Cleveland Clinic Children's to fund projects that benefit it's pediatric cardiology patients such as playroom enhancements and learning resources. We work to help Ohio based families.
The Sophie Bowl flag football tournament is set to be played on July 9th, 2017 at The Greentown Athletic Club. Teams must consist of at least 5 players. Each team can have a maximum of 8 players. In an effort to encourage more woman to play in this tournament, we are requiring one female on the field at all times. This is to encourage female participation and also to honor our daughter. The Sophie Bowl's bracket will ensure each team gets to play at least 3 games. We ask that each team designate a captain and have the captain register your team and it's name before team members register. Once the captain has registered each team member can then register under their team name. Captains will also have an option to invite players via e-mail to join their team. The first place team will receive trophies. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative Sophie Bowl t-shirt and wristband. Payment is due for each registrant at the time of registration. The $30 registration fee is Non-Refundable and the tournament will be played regardless of inclement weather. Any team that wishes to seek a business or corporate sponsorship is encouraged to do so. In the event that you receive a sponsorship from a local business or establishment, please let us know as soon as possible. Corporate sponsorship is $400 per team. Benefits of corporate sponsorship are logo inclusion on game day t-shirts, social media promotion and tagging, website inclusion and recognition at the event. A corporate sponsorship also includes a team of up to 8 players in the tournament. Concessions will be available for purchase at the stadium. A first-aid tent will also be available.
Check-in for the tournament will open at 9 a.m. on July 9, 2017. Games will start at 10 a.m. Please remember that this is a family friendly event, foul language and poor sportsmanship WILL NOT be tolerated. It's time to register, you can do so via the link below! Go Captains, start recruiting NOW!!
We appreciate your interest in playing and look forward to seeing YOU on the field, playing your heart out for CHD's!