14th Annual Sugar Free Bowl

The Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are proud to present the 7th Annual Sugar Free Bowl on November 14th to be held at the University of Texas Whitaker Intramural Fields in Austin, Texas.
Sugar Free Bowl (SFB) is an annual flag football tournament held to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes, which affects over 150 million people worldwide. All proceeds from the event benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which is striving to find a cure through innovative and targeted research. Over the past three years, SFB has grown across Texas spanning many universities.
SFB was an idea of one of our brothers, Vishal Bhagat. He was afflicted with juvenile diabetes at a very young age, and by joining the fraternity he found an avenue to raise awareness. His idea would combine his passion for football with his everyday struggles and that is how SFB came to be.
In August 2006, Vishal passed away in a tragic accident. To carry on his legacy, the Vishal Bhagat Foundation was created in his name. The foundation and members of the fraternity along with friends and family of Vishal aim to make this years Sugar Free Bowl larger than ever


14th Annual Sugar Free Bowl

When is it?- November 19th, 2016, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where is it?- TBD

Who's hosting it?- Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.

What is Sugar Free Bowl?

Sugar Free Bowl is one of the most competitive and purpose-oriented flag football tournaments that Texas has to offer. Each year the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. host the event with the initiative to raise funding and awareness for juvenile diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes). Unfortunately, this condition afflicts over 150 million people worldwide a year. All proceeds from Sugar Free Bowl are donated directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is a top-tier organization, setting the bar for Juvenile Diabetes Research. With access to the most innovative and advanced technology led by inspired and intelligent medical doctors, JDRF boasts a diverse research portfolio. Their projects include The Artificial Pancreas Project, beta cell therapies, immune therapies, glucose control research, and many other impressive initiatives. During the past nine years, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has established a trusting relationship with Delta Epsilon Psi, allowing funds from Sugar Free Bowl to be donated to JDRF in the highest confidence they will be stretched to their furthest extent to support Juvenile Diabetes. (For more information on JDRF visit their website, http://www.jdrf.org/)

How did Sugar Free Bowl get started?

Vishal Bhagat, a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi, was the original visionary of Sugar Free Bowl. Vishal was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at a young age, but was never discouraged by his affliction. Vishal joined Delta Epsilon Psi with idea of using the fraternity’s experience and resources in community service to serve as an avenue to develop his idea of Sugar Free Bowl. Through the motivation and determination of Vishal Bhagat, along with his brothers in Delta Epsilon Psi, in November 2002 the first Sugar Free Bowl was held. Tragically, in August 2006 an accident caused Vishal to pass away. However, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are determined to carry on his vision and legacy by putting their heart and soul into Sugar Free Bowl each year. In his memory, The Vishal Bhagat Foundation was created. This foundation, Delta Epsilon Psi, and the Austin community form an alliance to attempt to dramatically improve and spread the cause of Sugar Free Bowl each year.

Why should I compete in this year's tournament?

The 13th Annual Sugar Free Bowl promises to be one of the biggest and most competitive flag football tournaments in Texas. This year we aim to have 50 teams participating, resulting in about 500 players. The tournament will have 4 divisions of competition, provide lunch for all participants, and be a great day of fun football. CASH PRIZES will given out to first and second place teams in the A, B, and Co-ed leagues! So if you want a fun-filled day of intense gridiron competition, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi invite you to come out and get involved in our efforts of making the 10th Annual Sugar Free Bowl the largest and most successful yet.

 

Current Sponsors


Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.

http://deltaepsilonpsi.org
Click for more information about Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. The nation's largest South-Asian interest fraternity.

Vishal Bhagat Foundation

http://vishalbhagat.org/
Click for more information about the Vishal Bhagat Foundation dedicated to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by juvenile diabetes.


DEPsi Founding Chapter

http://depsifounding.org
Click for more information about The Founding Chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Texas at Austin.