Popular flag football league headed to new Foley Sports Tourism Complex this fall
The Reese’s Senior Bowl NFL FLAG League will be played on Tuesdays for six weeks on the new state-of-the-art fields in Foley, Ala., starting Oct. 4. The Reese’s Senior Bowl will also conduct a mini-camp/evaluation period on Sept. 13 with all the registered players at the new complex. The league is open to boys and girls ages 6-12.
“With the success our inaugural season of NFL Flag had in Mobile, we felt like expansion into Baldwin County and, specifically, the Foley Sports Tourism Complex, would make perfect sense,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. “Our organization is looking forward to broadening our footprint locally by providing boys and girls an opportunity to have a positive experience with the game of football.”
The Reese’s Senior Bowl hosted Mobile’s first NFL FLAG League last year and will host it again at the University of South Alabama Intramural Fields from Sept. 12-Oct. 17 this year.
Registration is now open at seniorbowl.com for both the Mobile league and the Baldwin County leagues.
“Adding the Senior Bowl brand and NFL Flag Football to our Alliance is significant in that it once again shows our growth and continued national notoriety for our state of the art complex here along the Alabama Gulf Coast,” said Foley Sports Tourism Complex Executive Director Don Staley. “The Foley Sports Tourism Complex will benefit from this relationship on a number of levels moving forward, but mainly the professionalism in which the Senior Bowl provides in its programs and extensive marketing we’ll receive alongside one of the country’s most respected brands and the grassroots community service aspect.”
The Foley Sports Tourism Complex, located near Alabama Highway 59 and the Baldwin Beach Express on the south side of Foley, is still under construction. The 16 natural grass multipurpose fields, including one championship field with stadium seating, are in place and will be joined soon by a 90,000-square-foot event center that will host basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, dance and other indoor competitions.
The complex will be adjacent to the entertainment destination planned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, which will include a 10-acre amusement park, hotels, restaurants, retail space, an RV park and a water park.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl hosts a number of community events throughout the year, including the Middle School Football Showcase, a high school leadership luncheon, the ‘Girls of Fall’ women’s football clinic, NFL FLAG leagues and the Wells Fargo Senior Bowl Charity Run.