We’re thrilled to announce the second installment of the immensely popular Famous Flag Football Tournament! This thrilling day-long event will benefit Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, and will be held at Loyola Blakefield, on historic Hargaden Field! Get your friends together, and enter what promises to be one of the greatest days of the year!
The cost of admission will be $750, and you may have up to 12 players on your team! Please note this a co-ed, family friendly tournament, so you will need at least 3 females on your roster! Included in the price of admission…
* Entry into the flag football tournament! The games will last throughout the day, and a champion will be crowned during the championship game!
* During intermission, we’ll have an exciting Quarterback Challenge, made popular in the 90s!
* We will have refreshments and food at the tournament, included in the cost of admission!
* Your team will receive free admission to the after party, held at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood from 7-10 PM, featuring a delicious buffet, bottomless beer & wine, and much more! We’ll also be handing out awards during this time to the top teams and performers!
* Your team will receive 12 jerseys, courtesy of our sponsors!
The SAFE Center helps students achieve academic success by integrating core academic subjects with real world application and providing students with innovative hands-on after school, weekend, and summer learning opportunities.
The founder is a member of the Jimmy’s Family, Van Brooks.
Van Brooks (born February 2, 1988, in Baltimore, MD) was a three-sport athlete who developed his passion for football at the age of seven. Despite this, it wasn’t until high school that he realized his potential and the success he could have. This was also when he realized how football could change his life forever. This change however came in a way he least expected. On September 25, 2004, at the age of sixteen, while attempting to make a tackle he broke his neck. As a result of this injury, Van was initially paralyzed from the neck down, unable to talk, eat or feel.
In spite of such a tragedy, Van did not let this stop him. He went on to graduate from Loyola Blakefield and later from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications; all the while still working hard at therapy, making a miraculous recovery. Van finally saw his hard work and dedication pay off after eight years. On September 27, 2012 he can proudly say he walked again. When asked Van says, “none of this would have been possible without the grace of God, hard work, and an amazing supporting cast. Throughout the hard times Van has faced he still somehow is able to muster a smile and see the good in it all. He says he wouldn’t change any of it.
Last year’s tournament was a tremendous success, featured on several news outlets throughout the state! We’ve had dozens of e-mails and calls asking when the sequel would take place! Dust off your football gloves and become an integral part of the inaugural edition! Only 16 team slots are available, so reserve yours today!
To become a sponsor, and support this great cause, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!