August 1, 2021

Kiwanis Bowl to Arrive in Heard County for First Time

For the first time in the Carrollton Kiwanis Bowl’s 35 year history, games will be hosted by Heard County this year on Saturday, October 29.

The Kiwanis Bowl is a fall tradition and represents the playoffs and Super Bowl for youth football teams from West Georgia and East Alabama.

Teams in age ranges 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 end their seasons by competing with other local squads over three weekends, culminating in Championship Saturday.

Opening round games are scheduled at four locations on October 29, and this year Staples Stadium at Heard County High School will see a slate of six games.

Winning teams advance to more games the next Saturday, including some games being hosted by the University of West Georgia’s football field.

Championship Saturday follows on November 12, with games hosted at the Carrollton and Central of Carrollton High School fields.

Heard County teams have a long history of competing in the Kiwanis Bowl, along with teams from Bowdon, Bremen, Carrollton, Central of Carrollton, Haralson County, Mt. Zion, Ranburne, Tallapoosa, Temple, and Villa Rica.

Being able to host games in Heard County will make it easier for family and friends to come out and support our local players and cheerleaders.

Also, the Heard County Recreation Department gets to keep the admission and concession proceeds, so this has the potential to be a great fund-raiser to help local athletic programs.

The Carrollton Kiwanis Club has organized this Kiwanis Bowl, with the 2011 games marking the 35th year.

The tournament is the club’s primary fund-raising effort of the year, with proceeds being used to advance the Kiwanis motto of “Serving the Children of the World.”

The Kiwanis Club returns money raised back to the community through donations to local recreation departments, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Key Club Scholarships, and many other worthwhile youth-oriented programs.

A major part of the fund-raising effort is selling ads in a program that is distributed at all game locations each weekend of the Kiwanis Bowl.

For businesses, full page advertisements are $250 (or more) donation, and also give the advertiser public address announcements at all of the games and six complimentary bowl passes.

Half page ads are $150 to $249 donation and include PA announcements at half of the game locations and four bowl passes.

Quarter page ads are $75 to $149 donation and come with two bowl passes. Business card size ads are also available for a $50 to $74 donation.

Anyone wanting to recognize a specific player or cheerleader can purchase an ad at a 50 percent discount over the business rates.

Those ads do not include PA announcements or passes, and must be at least a quarter page if you wish to have a photo of your favorite player/cheerleader included.

All ads must be submitted by Tuesday, October 4, in order to allow the program to be completed in time for distribution at the first game.

Anyone interested in purchasing advertisements can contact Bruce Gore (770-362-4010) at; Mike Dugan at; or Richard Dixon at

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