ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) – Dave Rose Bowl host 10th annual tournament
The Dave Ross Bowl hosted it’s 10th tournament Saturday.
It was originally created to give Roanoke County youth football teams an opportunity to play in a super bowl style tournament at the end of their season.
All of those proceeds go towards the Susan G Komen of the Blue Ridge and have for the past 10 years.
The inspiration to donate the proceeds for Breast Cancer awareness and research started when NFL players started wearing pink during their football games when the tournament first started 10 years ago.
“The kids didn’t know why they wore pink, they just thought it was a fad. So we used it as a teachable moment to bring the kids together, let them understand that we raise money for Susan G Komen of the Blue Ridge and we wanted to donate that money and give the kids an example of how to give back to the community,” said Co-Coordinator K.C. Bratton.
So far, all the tournaments have raised about 25,000 for Komen over the past 10 years.
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