Today, I went to watch the Toy Bowl Court and Toy Bowl championship games at Archbishop Lipscomb Field. The Toy Bowl is the main fundraising event for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of the Archdiocese of Mobile. Each of the Catholic grade schools in the CYO compete in their sports leagues.
Each year the 8th grade boys have the opportunity to escort an 8th grade girl from their school and raise money for the CYO. These kids make up what is called the Toy Bowl Court. Then, a king and queen are announced to the highest money-raiser from the school with the most money raised per capita. The kids get to walk across the field with their date and also have a banquet, mass, and Toy Bowl dance.
They also have the championship games today for soccer and football with the volleyball games being played during the week. My cousin, Robert, is an 8th grader at St. Dominic and his football team won the league championship. That means that they played against a team of all-stars from the other teams in the Toy Bowl game. He was also part of the Toy Bowl Court.
Robert and his SDS football team beat the All-Stars today! This was their fifth league championship in the 8 years of playing. And all five times they have beaten the All-Stars!