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 $220,000 to support these worthwhile organizations assisting children of Eastern Iowa.

Our directors realize that many charitable organizations could use our support, so each year we choose a new cause to support. Our 2024 charity is Aiming for a Cure – a nonprofit organization that helps kids and families dealing with cancer.

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2024 Fire Bowl

August 10, 10am – 4pm
Volleys on Blairs Ferry

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Money Raised

  • In 2022 we raised $13,500 for Chelsey’s Dream Foundation
  • In 2021 we raised $25,800 for Knox Blocks Foundation
  • In 2020 the event was canceled 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