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Seventh Annual Charity Bowl is Funding Research, Saving Lives.
The 7th Annual “Charity Bowl” to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015.
"Now in our seventh year of fundraising, the Gardendale Youth Football Association is proud to partner with Hoover Youth Football in the efforts to raise both awareness and funding for breast cancer research in Alabama,” said Jeremy Logan, President for the Gardendale Youth Football Association. “We are truly grateful to our community for helping us raise over $110,000 since 2009 and we know this year will be just as successful!”
“We have been deeply appreciative for the support we received in the past and honored that the Gardendale Youth Football Association has chosen the BCRFA as the recipients of the funds raised from the 7th annual event,” said Kate Kiefer, BCRFA President. “It is evident that fundraising is not their only mission. During each game at halftime, breast cancer survivors are invited to the field and the entire park stops to honor their courage and strength.”
“Charity Bowl would not be possible if it were not for the youth football players, cheerleaders and their parents along with the support of the Gardendale Community and Hoover Youth Football. It is truly amazing to witness the community stand together for something that means so much to so many,” said Mr. Logan.
“We have all been touched by breast cancer, in some way,” said Mr. Logan. “This is our way of being part of the solution. Our goal is to achieve two things: first, to fund research in Alabama, and second to teach our children at an early age to be good stewards of the community and volunteer for causes they believe in. The Charity Bowl is not your ordinary football game; it is a game with a purpose”.
Admission is $5 per adult, $3 for youth 12 and under, and children 5 and under are free. Activities include inflatables sponsored by Fun Source Party Rentals, carnival games and prizes in the “Fun Zone”. All access passes for inflatables and carnival games are $10 each or you may purchase tickets for .50 each. Other fundraising efforts include silent auction and “Chance to Win” items valued at over $3000. All are invited to join the Gardendale Youth Football Association for a fun filled day and helping to make a difference in the lives of many.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
Since its inception in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has raised $5.1 million in seed money to fund labs and research that have in turn brought millions of dollars in grant funding and the top research talent to UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.