January 30, 2019

On Saturday, January 26, SoCal Elite Sports in partnership with the Matt Leinart Flag Football League hosted the 5th annual Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament to benefit Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) at the Great Park. This year,  over 900 players from individual schools in the city of Irvine, including boys’ and girls’ teams in grades three through eight, came together to represent their school and compete for the coveted Winter Bowl champion title.

“The purpose of these tournaments is to promote school spirit and unite the Irvine community through district-wide sports tournaments, while providing exciting, fun opportunities for physical sports education and skill development for the students of IUSD,” explains Neda Eaton, President and CEO of Irvine Public Schools Foundation. “In its fifth year, we are thrilled to see the continued growth of the Winter Bowl and are so grateful for the students, parents, coaches, and volunteers who come out in support of educational excellence.”

This year’s Winter Bowl champions include:

  • Boys 3rd Grade: Woodbury
  • Boys 4th Grade: Vista Verde
  • Boys 5th Grade: Bonita Canyon
  • Boys 6th Grade: Orchard Hills
  • Boys 7th Grade: South Lake
  • Boys 8th Grade: South Lake
  • Girls 4th–6th Grade: Stone Creek
  • Girls 7/8th Grade: Rancho San Joaquin

The Winter Bowl is the second event in the annual Tournament of Champions, consisting of soccer, basketball, and flag football tournaments. Schools earn points for their performance in each tournament, and the school with the most points at the end of the year is awarded the Champions Cup to display at their school the following year.

Don’t forget to sign up for the last tournament in the series, Hoops Classic, by February 8. The schools with the most points at the end of the year will be awarded the coveted Champions Cup to display at their school.