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 who 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 8th, 2018 at The Greentown Athletic Club. Teams must consist of at least 5 players - there is no maximum. 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. This year there will be two divisions: Competitive and Casual. Team Captains, you must select a division at the time of registration. In the spirit of fair play, the tournament directors reserve the right to move a team to the Competitive division if an unfair advantage is observed. 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. Players without a team can register as free agents and will be assigned a team the day of the event. Free agents must also select which division they would like to compete in.
Payment is due for each registrant at the time of registration. The $35 registration fee is Non-Refundable. The tournament will be played regardless of rainy weather. In the event of inclement weather that poses a risk to any player, we will delay the tournament and may ultimately have to cancel game play if we aren't able to finish games on July 8th. 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 $350 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 10 players in the tournament.
The first place team will receive trophies. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative Sophie Bowl t-shirt and wristband. 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 8th, 2018. Games will start promptly 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!!