Flag Football Game at the Rose Bowl Benefits Hathaway-Sycamores

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Events, News, Press | 1 comment

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, 40 young men (aged 14-18) took their positions on the storied Rose Bowl field to take part in the “Battle of the Bowl VII,” a unique, flag-football fundraising event that has brought in more than $185,000 since its inception to benefit Hathaway-Sycamores.

Battle of the Bowl 2012


Created in 2004, the Battle of the Bowl is under the direction of 17-year-old Brendan Doney who has taken over the organization and fundraising of this event for the past two years. He’s recruited teammates from his Loyola High School football team, plus many family and local Pasadena–area community friends. The competition set the “Swagger” against the “Class.” Together the two teams raised $25,000 through player donations and sponsorships from Nestlé and Worthe Real Estate Group.

In the end, the final score was “Swagger” 50 – “Class” 46. The players each donated $250 to play on one of the two, 20-member teams. The teams—which competed for two, 45-minute halves—had full use of the Rose Bowl football field and locker rooms, complete with professional referees.

After the game, Brendan thanked all the players for their support and participation. “What an incredible experience to play on this historic field, especially under the lights, and with so many friends,” he said, “but what’s really important is that we raised money for kids—many the same age as us—who face adversity on a daily basis. I really appreciate everyone’s participation.”

Brendan Doney presents Hathaway-Sycamores EVP of Fund Development Rob Myers with a check for $12,500.00.

Brendan Doney then capped off the day by presenting a $12,500 check to Hathaway-Sycamores’ executive vice president Rob Myers, “We thank you Brendan and all the players for carrying on the tradition of the Battle of the Bowl. You are all leaders on and off the field and the money that you’ve raised will help change the lives of the children and teens we serve.” Earlier in the day, Brendan presented a $12,500 check to Darryl Dunn, general manager of the Rose Bowl, for the Rose Bowl Legacy Campaign.


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  1. Lucas

    I bet these teens will never forget this event. Their parents must be really proud.

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