The Fire Bowl

The CRFD Fire Bowl started in 2010 as a charity 7-on-7 flag football tournament. After six successful years, the Fire Bowl evolved to a new format and in 2016 a 6-on-6 sand volleyball tournament debuted. This shift allowed for more participants and brought new energy to the event. Each year, the Fire Bowl directors choose a nonprofit beneficiary for the proceeds generated from the event. Past recipients include Make-A-Wish Iowa, Safe Sleep Task Force of Eastern Iowa, and Folds of Honor, among others. In a short time, this event has raised more than $190,000 to support these worthwhile organizations assisting children of Eastern Iowa.

Our directors realize that there are many charitable organizations that could use our support so each year we choose a new cause to support. Our 2021 charity is Knox Blocks Foundation – a nonprofit organization that provides Owlet Smart Socks to families with infants.  The Owlet Smart Socks track oxygen level and heart rate and alert caregivers if levels fall outside of range. These socks give families extra peace of mind.

Register Online

Teams can register online via Eventbrite or download, complete and return the registration form,


Money Raised

  • In 2020 the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 but sponsorship donations collected were donated to Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity
  • In 2019 we raised $19,650 for Make-A-Wish
  • In 2018 we raised $9,650 for the St. Florian Fire Burn Foundation
  • In 2017 we raised $6,790 for Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity – Santa Cop program
  • In 2016 we raised $7,940 for Aiming for a Cure Foundation
  • In 2015 we raised $21,000 for the Safe Sleep Task Force
  • In 2014 we raised $31,000 for the Miracle Burn Camp
  • In 2013 we raised $41,000 for Sparky’s Truck
  • In 2012 we raised $33,454 for the Folds of Honor Foundation
  • In 2011 we raised $16,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation of Iowa
  • In 2010 we raised $4,000 and purchased AED’s