Independence Bowl Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the local community throughout the calendar year to promote our mission statement, as well as community and family. We offer our free youth clinic that provides young athletes the opportunity to learn not only football fundamentals, but about perseverance, determination and discipline, all of which are necessary in achieving their potential in both life and sports. We host a crawfish boil and family fish fry to bring families together and to help educate more about our mission. The Independence Bowl's rich history spans across five decades, making it is the longest running sports tradition in Shreveport-Bossier history.

Each year, the Independence Bowl Foundation partners with the College Football Playoff Foundation for the initiative Extra Yard for Teachers, which provides funding to local educators for their specific projects submitted on The College Football Playoff Foundation matches 100% of all donations funded by the Independence Bowl, so every dollar donated to the Independence Bowl through Give for Good will be doubled for Extra Yard for Teachers!

These projects provide teachers and students in our local community with the supplies they need for a better learning environment and experience. Since 2021, in collaboration with the College Football Playoff Foundation, nearly $85,000 has been donated to education projects and programs through Extra Yard for Teachers. In 2023, the Independence Bowl Foundation was able to donate $17,780 to teachers through in working with the College Football Playoff Foundation. $6,780 was donated to teachers by the Independence Bowl Foundation, and another $11,000 was donated to teachers chosen by the College Football Playoff Foundation through a sub-initiative called Touchdown for Teachers.


The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Organization Data


Organization name

Independence Bowl Foundation

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Parishes Served

Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto

Operating Budget



Community Enhancement, Economic Development, Youth & Children


401 Market Street Suite 900
Shreveport, LA 71101



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