Today, Special Olympics New Jersey has been informed by officials at MetLife Stadium that the conditions of the field are unsafe for play next weekend due to an excessive amount of ice on the playing surface. As a result of this decision, the event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22. It is our hope that the weather conditions will stabilize and improve and warm up over the next couple of weeks!
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause your team and we appreciate your understanding of this decision and our challenge with this year's winter storms and continuous cold weather.
Special Olympics New Jersey and The New York Football Giants invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament at MetLife Stadium!
This official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking is played over three days: Law Enforcement/Fire Fighter Competitive and Recreation Divisions play on Friday, March 20, 2015; Competitive and Recreation Divisions play on Saturday, March 21, 2015; and Coed, Recreation and 35 and Over Recreation Divisions - play on Sunday, March 22, 2015. New - play under the lights in the Friday or Saturday Night Divisions - March 20 and 21, 2015. Teams are allowed up to 15 players; all must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Field size is 20 yards x 40 yards with each team guaranteed three games on the field at MetLife Stadium. View rules and more detailed game information. Food and locker rooms are provided for all players. A raffle will be held each day to win signed New York Football Giants merchandise.
All proceeds collected by the flag football teams benefit Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and help foster the Special Olympics mission:
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Since its inception eight years years ago, Snow Bowl has raised more than $1,300,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey. The success of this event directly helps more than 24,000 athletes train and compete free-of-charge, year-round, in 24 Olympic-type sports.
Supporting the Snow Bowl has never been easier. You can make a donation directly to the Snow Bowl or to an individual player.