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. A 6-on-6 sand volleyball tournament debuted in 2016. 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 $150,000 to support these worthwhile organizations assisting children of Eastern Iowa. Our directors realize that there are many charitable organization that could use our support so each year we choose a new cause to support. Our 2019 donation supported Make-A-Wish, an organization  that plays a unique and vital role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

Money Raised

  • 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