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Annual 7on7 tournament returns to Bossier June 14 & 15

5th annual NWLA 7on7 Charity Invitational

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  • Joel Rodgers

What used to be called the Benton 7on7 tournament has changed its name, and added more teams.

The new name is The Northwest LA Charity Invitational. A huge annual 7on7 tournament organized and run by Harvest Laborers, a non-profit organization founded to help support those called to mission trips, will now have over two dozens teams.

The Northwest LA Charity Invitational Friday and Saturday June 14 and 15 at Freedom Fields in Bossier.

This year all $ raised will be donated to Coach Bo Meeks (Airline) to help offset medical & travel expenses as he battles stomach cancer.

Pool play starts Friday June 14. It will be followed by a double-elimination tournament on Saturday June 15.

This years event has 26 teams from all over the state;

Benton Tigers, Airline Vikings, Captain Shreve Gators, North Caddo Rebels, Bolton, St. Fred’s, Haughton Bucs, North Desoto Griffins,  Logansport Tigers, Calvary Cavaliers, Mansfield Wolverines, Pineville, Green Oaks Giants, Neville Tigers, Huntington Raiders, St. Mary’s Tigers, Red River Bulldogs,  West Monroe Rebels, Dunham Tigers, Northwood Falcons, Loyola Flyers, Parkway Panthers, Newman Greenies, Southwood Cowboys, St. Amant Gators, ASH Trojans

Captain Shreve is the defending champion of the 7-on-7 tournament and will be returning most of their talent. In 2018, QB Darrius Grant was the MVP of the tournament and will have his extremely fast group of gators beside him as they attempt to defend their title.

The gators are loaded with speed and talent on both sides of the ball and will be an extremely tough out for anyone they face.

 

 

 

 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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