The 13th annual New York Giant’s Snow Bowl took place Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
The 3-day, 6-6 flag football tournament raised nearly $540,000 for over 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes.
Leaning in the weekend like…
— Special Olympics NJ (@SONewJersey) March 15, 2019
The Snow Bowl is a unique fundraising event that gives players the chance to compete on the renowned turf field of the New York Giants. Five flag football games are played at once with unlimited panoramic stadium views. This year, Snow Bowl had 140 teams compete, with over 300 volunteer officials.
The 13th annual New York Giants Snow Bowl is in full swing here at MetLife Stadium. The run of the day so far goes to Special Olympics New Jersey athlete, Eric Kish, hitting the gap for 6!
Posted by Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday teams consisted of Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters competitive & recreation; Saturday was competitive & recreation, 40 & older teams; Sunday was coed & recreation teams.
Special shout out to the top fundraising teams*:
Shark Finns: Raised over $28,200
Spencer Blue Diamonds: Raised over $18,600
Luke’s Warriors: Raised over $16,200
*Fundraising totals are still pending as of 3/21
Former New York Giants players such as Chris Canty, Garrett Dickerson and others dropped in throughout the weekend as the games were in session.
— Garrett Dickerson (@Senor__Nueve) March 15, 2019
There was even a proposal that took place on Sunday! Congrats to the newly engaged couple!
— Special Olympics NJ (@SONewJersey) March 17, 2019
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this year’s event. Special shoutout to our volunteer officials (this tournament could not happen without you) and to sponsors: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Ernst & Young, Thorlabs and Flaghouse.
Click the links below to see the photos from the 2019 Snow Bowl.