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The Fire Bowl began in 2010 as a charity 7-on-7 flag football tournament. It was created by members of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department and is a program operated by the Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation.  The mission of our Foundation is to have a direct impact on the social, mental and physical well being of families living in Iowa.  Our non-profit has donated more than $150,000 through this event to organizations that assist children right here in Iowa. In 2016, our event format changed from flag football to sand volleyball! The sand volleyball tournament features 100, 6-player teams. All teams are welcome. Register online, download the Fire Bowl Registration Form, or contact us at crfirefoundation@hotmail.com

Our board of directors realize that there are many charitable organizations that could use our support, so each year we choose a new cause to support. This year we have teamed up with the Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity and will help fund the Santa Cop program. Held annually at the Target store on Blairs Ferry, Santa Cop matches underprivileged children in our community with Cedar Rapids police officers to shop for winter necessities.