What was once just a school lunchroom diversion has hit the big time, as United Way of the Big Bend prepares to host Tallahassee’s first-ever Tabletop Flick Football Tournament next month. As many as 200 players are expected to vie October 12 to claim the crown as the capital city area’s top “flicker” – and with it, a package of valuable prizes that will go to the champion.
With no college home games that weekend, the Flick Football Tournament will fill a void for Tallahassee football fans. United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) will work in partnership with the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee Parks and Recreation and Leon County Schools to facilitate and organize this historic event. The tournament will be held in a local public school cafeteria or gym and will be officiated by Tallahassee Parks and Recreation officials and volunteers.
“The United Way and college football are such important parts of our community, so it seemed natural to bring them together,” said John Hogan, president of Capital Health Plan and campaign chair for UWBB. “We’ll leave the more physical game to the ‘Noles and Rattlers, but anyone who can flick a ‘football’ across a cafeteria table can join in this worthy effort.”
Players of all ages can participate in the tournament. All proceeds from the $50 entry fee/donation will go to support the important activities of the United Way of the Big Bend. The Tallahassee-area champion will receive valuable tickets, coupons and prizes to a variety of FSU and Tallahassee-area events.
“The idea of the tournament is to ‘fun-raise’ while also fundraising for the essential work of United Way of the Big Bend,” said Heather Mitchell, UWBB president. “This will be a great way to showcase your flicking skills and, at the same time, support our community’s most worthy causes.” To register for this exciting event, go to uwbb.org.
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United Way of the Big Bend serves eight counties. In our 70 year history, we have invested over $100 million help those in need, and worked to find solutions for issues facing our community. Our work addresses basic needs, helps families become financially stable and provides opportunities for children and youth to succeed. For more information, please visit us online at www.uwbb.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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