2023 Buffalo Bowl 

Saturday, June 17th 2023 

Highmark Stadium-1 Bills Drive


 

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6-on-6 Flag Football at Highmark Stadium

Welcome to the 2023 Buffalo Bowl, to benefit Special Olympics New York! Register your team for the sixth annual Buffalo Bowl, a 6-on-6 flag football tournament. Play at Highmark Stadium, the home of the AFC East Champion Buffalo Bills!

This tournament is limited to the first 60 teams that raise a minimum of $1,500 to play. Donations are due by June 1st. Teams will be placed on a waiting list when the tournament fills up. The schedule for the tournament is dependent on the number of teams registered. 

How? Register a team of up to 12 players and play on the AFC East Champion's home field!

This is an official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking. There are seven leagues:

  • Pro League
  • Amateur League 
  • First Responders League
  • Co-Ed League
  • Middle School League
  • High School League
  • 40+ League 

Teams are allowed up to 12 players; all must be 18 years of age or older to participate in Amateur, Co-Ed, First Responders and Pro Leagues. For Middle School and High School Leagues are dependent on birth dates. The 40+ League, everyone on the team must be 40+ by June 17th. 

Field size is 20 yards x 40 yards with each team guaranteed three games at Highmark Stadium. Games will begin at 9:30am. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:15am. 

Pro League - this will be the most competitive league there is. Teams have more than a basic knowledge of the game and are looking for a competitive experience. This division will play under the lights at night. 

Co-Ed League - teams are required to have at least two females participating during each play.

Amateur League - this league is less competitive and focused on the experience and so much winning or losing. 

First Responders League- team members must be First Responders. 

Middle School League-must have birth dates between 11/30/2009-11/30/2012. You are allowed to have two coaches on the field with you. These coaches do not count towards the 12 player limit. If you are a Unified team, please indicate that in your team name. 

High School League-must have birth dates between 12/1/2009-12/1/2005. You are allowed to have two coaches on the field with you. These coaches do not count towards the 12 player limit. If you are a Unified team, please indicate that in your team name.

40+ League-ALL participants must be 40 or older by June 17th. Note: if the league does not have enough teams to play, the teams will automatically be placed in the Amateur League. 

Each team must raise a minimum of $1,500 to qualify to participate in this event. Funds are due by June 1st to allow time for the schedule. Schedules will NOT be sent out until all teams hit the $1,500 mark.

All donations are non-refundable.

 

For more information:

Erica Raepple at 716-909-6444 or eraepple@nyso.org