The Daisy Bowl is a grass-roots fundraising Powder Puff football game to support the Get in Touch Foundation, a Milford, CT based non-profit that is committed to providing Breast Health education to gals (and guys!) around the globe.
The first Daisy Bowl was held in February 2015, with events at multiple sites around the country. Each is organized and played by people in the local community, and although the games raise donations for Get in Touch, they are not directly sponsored by the organization. That's not to say that the people at the Foundation don't celebrate the games and cheer on the players, however far away! With social media, each team is recognized and encouraged, and everyone feels very connected.
Here in Milford, a group of us ladies joined together on that chilly Sunday morning (the morning of the day of that other big football game...) and played our little hearts out! The snow on the ground did not even remotely diminish the fun of the day. Our families and friends also braved the cold and the snow to come support us, and we were so happy to see Get in Touch Founder Mary Ann Wasil, her daughter Betsy, and even Mayor Ben Blake cheering us on as well!
This year, the Milford Daisy Bowl will be held at The Academy field on February 7th at 10am. We have many returning players, as well as several newbies to the event. We'll be tossing that pigskin, rain or shine, and will be raising funds in the meantime. There will be raffles and a "pass the hat" at the game, along with pom poms for the guys, (come on, guys, shake those things!) and an atmosphere of "fun, philanthropy, and football."
If you are interested in learning more about the Daisy Bowl, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please consider donating at our Crowdrise page www.crowdrise.com/daisybowlmilfordct/fundraiser or come on down to the game to cheer us on.
To learn more about the Get In Touch Foundation, visit their website getintouchfoundation.org/
For our TV spot from last year, click here! News 12 Daisy Bowl 2015