Playing for a cause! The Sugar Free Bowl, hosted by Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, is an annual flag football tournament to fight juvenile diabetes. All proceeds go directly to the renowned Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where they can be trusted to implicate innovative technologies and procedures and a diverse research portfolio. Vishal Bhagat, a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi who had been diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, was the visionary of this event. Since his passing in 2006, the Vishal Bhagat Foundation was created to increase awareness of this disease by informing of its causes and hopefully reducing its infliction. There are also plans to expand the tournament in other cities across the country to help benefit the JDRF. Check out their website for further information on the event.
This will mark the 8th year of this worthy event which will be held on UT’s Whitaker Intramural Fields. In the past five years, this particular event has successfully raised over $100,000 to JDRF and plans to keep the ball rolling into this weekend. There will be three leagues including a Co-ed league, and anyone who wanted to get involved was more than welcome. This year’s tournament boasts hundreds of players and volunteers and offers over $2000 in prizes and trophies. Bring your pee-wee playing friends, your family members or your own organization to root them on from the stands.
Also, if those Saturday morning sleepies hit you don’t fret because the Amp Energy folks will be out there passing out free Sugar Free Amp to keep your eyelids on that game. Your attendance also gets you the chance to win some of the tons of the giveaways the organization has set up for those who come out and show ‘em some love. Fun times all around.