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Blue Bowl flag football tournament to benefit families of fallen officers

Posted at 9:47 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 09:47:55-04

The Fallen Officers Foundation is hosting its first ever flag football tournament, The Blue Bowl, to raise money for the families of fallen officers in Florida.

The fallen officers include Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller from the Fort Myers Police Department and Officer Ben Zirbel from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The foundation says the tournament will help pay for the families who've lost someone so important to them.  "My father was killed in the line of duty when I was seven years old, and there were organizations like this that helped me and my family in rough times. And even up to just three years ago, the Miami-Dade POAT helped me when my mom died," says founder Rosemary Zore.  “This happened 35 years ago and they're still helping me and I want to be able to do that as well."

You can register now with your team of 15. The flag football games will be 8 vs. 8, with 5 men and 3 women. The games will take place on November 3rd from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Estero High School. The cost is $900 per team. To register, click here.