What is the Buffalo Snow Bowl?
A 6 vs. 6 Flag Football Tournament benefitting Special Olympics New York.
Where is the event held?
The Buffalo Snow Bowl is played at Bills Stadium, the home of the AFC East Divisional Champions, Buffalo Bills.
What are the divisions?
Who can participate in the Buffalo Snow Bowl?
Each division has age requirements. Please check the league you wish to participate in. Everyone must sign a waiver and give an emergency contact in order to play. Participants under the age of 18 MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONCENT.
What happens if a coach cannot volunteer to officiate?
We ask that each team either has a coach or parent volunteer to officiate the preliminary rounds. This is extremely important for the success of this event. Once a team makes it to the finals, officials will officiate the event.What is the minimum amount to fundraise for each team?
All teams in the Youth Division are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate in the Buffalo Snow Bowl whether they have 6 participants or 12 participants. Each team in the Youth Division is allowed to have two coaches on the team. The coaches are NOT allowed to play but we do ask that each coach volunteers to officiate three games. The $20 registration fee for the coaches DOES count towards your team total. The more funds raised, the more incentives a team can win. The top fundraising team in EACH division will win a suite to use for the tournament. All funds raised will benefit athletes of Special Olympics New York.
Will concession stands be open?
Is the $20 registration fee an actual fee or does it go towards our team total?
It will go towards your team total!
If I have a company that is going to sponsor me, do I need to pay the $20 registration fee?
No, if you have a company that is sponsoring you, please notify Erica Raepple immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-909-6444). You will be given a code to register your team and guarantee you a spot in the tournament.
I don't have a team, can I just register under any team?
No, you must have your own team. We do not provide teams for you.
What should I wear?
Make sure you dress weather appropriate. We do not provide jerseys for the teams. We suggest that everyone on your team wears the same color shirt or create your own jerseys! We DO provide the belts for the games. Metal cleats ARE PROHIBITED.
Can I bring my own ball to play with?
No, footballs will be provided for each game.Middle School Leagues will use pee wee footballs. High School League will use college footballs.
Are spectators free?
YES! Make sure you encourage your friends and family to come out and support you! Parking is also free.
How many games are played at once?
Bills Stadium is divided up into 4 different fields with 4 games playing simultaneously.
If I don't raise the $1,200 are the funds refunded?
No, all the funds raised will go to support Special Olympics and our programs.