Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament Starts on Friday

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is ready to kick-off the 2021 football season with the Inaugural Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 20-22 at the Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932).

There are 78 teams set to compete consisting of 14 members, who are ready to compete in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt and first place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament trophy.

“We are excited to host a community event after a year-and-a-half of trying times and feel this is a great way to kick off the football season,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said.

The winner of the Men’s A – Competitive Division & Women’s A – Competitive Division will receive monetary payouts. The champion of the competitive bracket will receive a $2,000 payout.  The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will receive a $1,000 payout.

“We are anticipating some great competition as monetary prizes tend to make the play a bit more exciting,” Sun Bowl Special Events Director Joe Daubach said.

Games will run from 6 p.m. (MT) through 11 p.m. (MT) on Friday night, followed by games from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. 

“Thanks to the partnership with the Southwest Flag Football League, we believe this can become another long-lasting staple on the Sun Bowl calendar,” Olivas said.

WHAT: Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Aug. 20-22, 2021

WHERE: Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932)

About the Sun Bowl Association:

The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 501 © 3 organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, College All-America Golf Classic, Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook (Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl), Twitter (TonytheTigerSB), Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl) and SnapChat (SunBowl2015).

About Southwest Flag Football League

• Flag Football League in El Paso, Texas

• Players are 18-years-of-age and up, four different competitive divisions


• Phone: (915) 253-9853

• Email: