2012 Matt Crowder Memorial Scholarship Application
2012 Andover Bowl Merchandise
Pre-orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
(Click on the item to see more information)
T-Shirt - Gildan 2000
Color: Black
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Youth Sizes
Team Name
Grade
Adult Sizes
Team Name
Grade
 
 
Front longsleeve
 
 
 
 
Back longsleeve
Long Sleeve Shirt - Gildan 2400
Color: Black
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Youth Sizes
Team Name
Grade
Adult Sizes
Team Name
Grade
 
 
Front longsleeve
 
 
 
 
Back longsleeve
Crew Neck Sweatshirt - Gildan 18000
Color: Black
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Youth Sizes
Team Name
Grade
Adult Sizes
Team Name
Grade
 
 
Front longsleeve
 
 
 
 
Back longsleeve
Hooded Sweatshirt - Gildan 18500
Color: Black
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Youth Sizes
Team Name
Grade
Adult Sizes
Team Name
Grade
 
 
Front longsleeve
 
 
 
 
Back longsleeve
Commemorative Button
Show your support for the players by wearing a commemorative button to this year's bowl.
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Price
$1.00
Team Name
Grade
 
 
  button
 
Three Day Event Pass (Wrist band, Program and Button)
Wrist band provides entry to all bowl games for everyone 14 and up. 13 and under get in free. (Note: Button is not used for entry)
Orders must be received by October 15th. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach before the bowl.
 
Please include your team name and grade when ordering. All orders will be delivered to your team's coach prior to the bowl.
Price
$8.00
Team Name
Grade
 
 
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9/29/2012 - 2012 team registrations are now available.
9/29/2012 - 2012 Online scholarship applications and volunteer sign-ups are now available.
11/8/2011 - Championship game results are posted here.
The Matt Crowder Memorial Andover Bowl is a post season junior football tournament open to all Mid-States junior football teams grades 3 through 6. This year's bowl will be held on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Andover Kansas.
All teams will play at least 2 games. All players will receive a custom medal for participating. Additional awards will be awarded to each player on the first and second place teams. The head coach on each team will also receive a team trophy for first and second place. The head coaches from each team in the championship game will award an MVP trophy to a player on the opposing team. Referees and bowl organizers will select one player from each championship game to receive the coveted sportsmanship award. This award is given to a player who showed good sportsmanship througout the game to both their team mates and the opposing team.
8 teams will be selected to play under the lights on opening night, Friday, November 2nd*. *Schedule subject to change based on field availability.
Hot food and cold drinks will be available for sale at each of the event locations.
Purchase an event pass wrist band and get into every game, all weekend, for free.
2012 Matt Crowder Memorial Andover Bowl
Junior Football Tournament
Date: November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2012
Location: Andover, Kansas
Participants: All 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade Jr. football teams in the Mid States Junior Football League.
Entry Fee: $150 per team ($50 will be refunded the day of the game) before October 1st, 2012. $15 per team after October 11th, 2012. Deadline: All team entries and fees must be received by October 16th, 2012.
Tournament Details:
All Teams will play at least 2 games.
All games will be played using the Mid States Jr. Football League 2012 Rules.
Bracketing will be based on team record within the Mid States Jr. Football League.
*All 6th grade playoff games will be played at District Stadium with 4 referees on the field.
*All 5th grade playoff games will be played at South District Stadium with 4 referees on the field.
*Games will start at 6 pm Friday and 8 am on Saturday and Sunday.
Only the first 8 team entries will be accepted per division. REGISTER NOW!
All Participants must be able to provide proof of age and have a signed release form to participate.
Team rosters must match the Mid-States roster. No team padding!

Awards:
Participation medals for all players and cheerleaders.
Team and individual trophies for the championship and runner up teams.
MVP trophy for 1 player on each team in the championship games.
Sportsmanship trophy for 1 player in each championship game.

Additional Information:
No admission on 3rd grade field for those games played behind Middle School on Saturday.
All Stadium Games: $5 admission on Friday, $5 admission on Saturday, $5 admission on Sunday. WEEKEND PASS: $8 three day pass includes wrist band and program (while supplies last).
Coaching staff, cheerleaders and kids 13 and under admitted free!
Pre-order discount on all bowl shirts.
Hot Concessions available on-site.

For more information please contact:
Name Phone email
Melissa Kabler (316) 519-5235 melkabler@sbcglobal.net
Julie Olson (316) 516-2619 julie.koch@cox.net
Robert Bunting (316)209-5907 treasurer@andoverbowl.com

Website:
http://www.AndoverBowl.com
* - location subject to change based on availability due to college and high school playoffs.
Trophies
team first place
First Place Team: This award will be given to the team in each grade that wins the championship game. The team will be presented with the game ball to be signed and placed in the case. One award will be awarded per team.
ind first place
First Place Individual This trophy will be awarded to all the players on the team that wins the championship game in each grade.

team second place
Second Place Team This trophy will be awarded to the team in each grade that places second in the championship game. One trophy will be awarded per team.
ind second place
Second Place Individual This trophy will be awarded to all the players on the team that places second in the championship game for each grade.

mvp
Most Valuable Player(MVP) This trophy will be awarded to one player on each team in the championship game for each grade. This award will be given to the player that was the most valuable player for their team. This trophy is awarded by the opposing team's coach.
sportsmanship
Sportsmanship Each grade will have one sportsmanship trophy awarded after the championship game. This award will be given to a player in the championship games whom the bowl organizers and referees feel displayed the best sportsmanship during the bowl.

participation
Participation Medal This medal will be given to all football players who participate in the bowl. Players on the first place teams will receive a gold version of the medal. Players on the second place team will receive a silver version of the medal. All other players and cheerleaders will receive a bronze version of the medal.
Matt Crowder Images
Matt Crowder
COMPETITIVENESS PERSONIFIED!
EXPECTED NOTHING LESS THAN YOUR BEST.
KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE SPORT.
GAVE IT HIS "ALL", NO EXCUSES
COMPETITOR AT EVERYTHING HE DID.
FIRE PLUG- FIRE BALL, FULL SPEED AHEAD.
KNEW ONLY ONE SPEED IN COMPETITION.
"FULL SPEED AHEAD", FULL BORE.
NEGATIVENESS WAS NEVER AN OPTION.
NO EXCUSES GO GO GO!
PLAY HARD, PLAY FAIR.
PLAY TO WIN, BUT ALWAYS "PLAY FAIR".
GIVE YOUR OPPONENT HIS DUE AND RESPECT HIS EFFORT.
LIVED LIFE TO ITS FULLEST!!

LOVE YOU MATT,
GRANDPA CROWDER

MEMO
From the desk of:
H.D. Crowder. D. D. S.
Coaching
It was through tears that Matt Crowder called home that autumn evening and said, "Dad, they called me 'coach'." It had been his dream. So it was not a surprise that Sunday afternoon in November 2005, when he called home again - this time with hardly a voice left from yelling - to say, "Mom, we WON!!! I am standing on the football field with my team. We won the Newton Bowl! We are undefeated! I love you, mom."
 
Today, you have honored our son, Matt by your participation in this tournament. We cannot think of a more fitting tribute. Thank you.
 
To the players: Coach Crowder would tell you to give it all you've got. You can do it. Don't stop now. Be the best you can be. Don't let anyone tell you that you are too little, too short, or too slow...You can do it. You can do it in football...and you can do it in life.
 
To the coaches: You set the stage for a lifetime of achievement. Every child deserves a chance. Every child needs encouragement. Every child needs someone to look up to. Don't take it lightly that you might be that "someone".
 
To the parents: Your children are a gift. Treasure each day. Never miss an opportunity for a kiss, a hug, a laugh, or an "I love you".
 
"Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it."

Proverbs 22:6
 
To Matt's teachers and coaches through the years: Thanks for being patient with our high-energy son. Thanks for letting him play, even though he was too little, too short, too verbal, etc. Thanks for finding the best in him and encouraging and equipping him to succeed in business, as well as in life.
 
To Matt's friends (and there are so many): Your friendship is so unique. What started out as a 7th grade team has turned into lifelong friends. Matt Crowder was blessed to have such friends. Thank you.
 
To the Andover community: How do we say 'thanks' for the support you have been to our family during this time? You have shared memories, brought meals, sent cards, called, hugged, laughed and cried with us. And while we weren't even aware that we needed those things, you have literally carried us through this time. Thank You, Thank You. Thank You.
 
With our heartfelt appreciation
We are the family of
Matt Crowder
 
Wife and son: Laura and Griffin Crowder
Parents: Dr. Richard and Debbi Crowder
Brothers: Drs. Ric and Susan Crowder and Kayla, Brennan and Madeline
Adam and Lisa Crowder and Brittany
Sister: Maci Crowder
Grandparents: Don and Pat Scott
Dr. H.D. Crowder
Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Matt suffered from a type of heart disease known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (abbreviated HCM). You may not have heard of this type of heart disease. However, about 1 in 500 people are afflicted with HCM. HCM is predominantly a genetic disease, but many cases are not genetically linked. HCM is a disease that affects the heart muscle. The most consistent feature is excessive thickening of the walls of the heart muscle, primarily the septum. Some people call this enlarged heart. HCM is one of the silent type diseases. With no family history to help the physician, a typical health physical will not identify the disease. An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) is normally required to identify HCM. With early detection a person can have a normal productive life. In Matt's case, there was no detection.
Some Statistics:

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) affects

1 in 110 births (AHA statistic).

7,000 to 14,000 young people die from

Sudden Cardiac Death every YEAR (CDC statistic).

36% of these deaths are directly attributed to HCM.

1 in 500 people of the general population have HCM;

(Dr. Barry Maron, Minneapolis Heart Institute, statistic).
For more information please check out one of the links below:
www.anthonybates.org
www.parentheartwatch.org
www.4hcm.org
Scholarship Information
The original intent of this bowl was to raise money primarily for the Andover Junior Football program as well as the other Andover school football programs. We have established a memorial scholarship in Matt's name.
A scholarship has been established up for 2 high school seniors at each of the Andover high schools. A fixed amount will be donated per recipient towards their college education. We will select candidates who submit an application based on their good standing (no bad grades or other disciplinary issues), community service and volunteer status with the annual Andover Bowl.
All funding for scholarships will be taken from the proceeds generated at the annual bowl event.
Bowl Volunteer Sign-up
Dates: November 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2012
Times: Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Locations: District Stadium
South District Stadium
Andover Central Middle School Practice Field

*** First and last shifts will be responsible for setup and break down of designated areas ***
*** All shifts are 1.5-2 hours (typically the length of a game) ***
*** Please submit volunteer forms by October 15th, 2012 ***
*** Please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@andoverbowl.com with any questions ***

Volunteer Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Time Available:
Date Available:
Position:
Location:
Phone Number:
Email:

Do you need a volunteer letter documenting your time?

If so, who do you want the letter sent to?

Position Description
Runner: Must be an adult (17+) with a cell phone and available car. Assists staff and patrons on game day by running errands, emptying trash, running supplies between sites and assists with concessions.
Sales: Selling T-Shirts. Must be 14+ to handle money with parental supervision.
Ticket Takers: Take money, handle ticket and button sales and pass out programs. Must be 14+ to handle money with parental supervision.
Concessions: Take and fill orders, serve food and drinks. Must be 14+ to handle money with parental supervision.


2012 Matt Crowder Memorial
Andover Bowl
November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2012
Andover, KS
Junior Football Tournament
TEAM ENTRY FORM
Team Name:
Grade Level :
Head Coach:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone Number:
Contact:
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:
Number of Players:
Jersey Color(s):
Pant Color(s)
Helmet Color(s):

Please check all that apply.
Will your team be attempting field goals or kicking extra points?
Are you interested in pre-ordering bowl shirts (Supplies will be limited during the bowl)?
Would you like to provide a team photo for the program? (Must be submitted by October 5th, 2012)
Would you like to provide a team logo for the program? (Must be submitted by October 5th, 2012)
May we add you to our mailing list for future events?

All games will be conducted under the current Mid-States League rules.
All players must have proof of age (birth certificate) available to participate.
Team rosters must match those on file with the Mid-States League rosters.
PADDING TEAMS WILL NOT BE TOLORATED!
Coaches must sign a release of liability form prior to their first bowl game.
Games cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled.

TEAM ROSTER
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CHEERLEADER ROSTER
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ENTRY FEE
Entry Date Fee
On or before October 1st, 2012 $150 ($50 refund day of the bowl)
After October 1st, 2012 $150

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Make checks payable to: Andover Junior Sports Association
Entry Deadline: October 16th, 2012
Please mail entry fees to: Andover Junior Sports Association
P.O. Box 643
Andover, KS 67002
Coming Soon!!!
Maps of Andover
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North Andover
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South Andover
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District Stadium
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South District Stadium
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Andover Central Middle School Field
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Matt Crowder Memorial Scholarship Recipients
2012 Recipients
Andover High School
Heather Richerson
Chad Hammond
Andover Central High School
TBA
2011 Recipients
Andover High School
No applications received.
Donation to be made to the high school directly in place of scholarships.
Andover Central High School
No applications received.
Donation to be made to the high school directly in place of scholarships.
2010 Recipients
Andover High School
Megan Lenz
Adam Ferenc
Andover Central High School
Michael Wisler
Cameron Banning
2009 Recipients
Andover High School
Sabra Clark
Luke Hantla
Andover Central High School
Julianne Baier
2008 Recipients
Andover High School
Derek Base
Taylor Herren
Andover Central High School
Britt Chamberlin
Blane Crouch
Matt Crowder Memorial Andover Bowl Champions
Congratulations to the 2011 champions:
3rd Grade - Winfield Vikings
4th Grade - Andover Jets
5th Grade - Andover Cyclones
6th Grade - Wichita Crusaders

Congratulations to the 2010 champions:
3rd Grade - Haysville Colts
4th Grade - Derby Panthers
5th Grade - Andover Cyclones
6th Grade - Rose Hill Rockets

Congratulations to the 2009 champions:
3rd Grade - Winfield Vikings
4th Grade - Andover Cyclones
5th Grade - Andover Cyclones
6th Grade - Andover Titans

Congratulations to the 2008 champions:
3rd Grade - Andover Cyclones
4th Grade - Augusta Orioles
5th Grade - Andover Titans
6th Grade - Winfield Vikings

Congratulations to the 2007 champions:
3rd Grade - Wichita Bears
4th Grade - Augusta Orioles
5th Grade - Andover Falcons
6th Grade - Wichita Bears

Thank you to all the players, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and the Andover community. Our success would not be possible without your support!
2010 Matt Crowder Memorial Andover Bowl Teams
  3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
1 Andover Falcons (6-2-0) Andover Cyclones (8-0-0) **Andover Cyclones (7-0-0) *Andover Cyclones (6-2-0)
2 Andover Jets (7-0-0) Andover Falcons (5-2-0) Andover Falcons (7-1-0) Andover Hawks (7-1-0)
3 Ark City Bulldogs (7-0-0) Derby Panthers #1 (7-1-0) Andover Titans (7-0-1) Derby Panthers #1 (5-2-0)
4 Derby Panthers (7-1-0) Derby Panthers #2 (4-3-0) Ark City Bulldogs 4-3-0) Derby Panthers #2 (4-3-0)
5 Douglass Bulldogs (0-6-0) Goddard Lions (4-3-0) Buhler Crusaders Maroon (5-2-0) Haysville Colts (5-3-0)
6 Goddard Lions (3-4-0) Rose Hill Rockets (4-4-0) Buhler Crusaders White (6-1-0) Rose Hill Rockets (6-1-0)
7 Haysville Colts (7-0-0) *Winfield Vikings #1 (4-3-0) Derby Panthers (6-2-0) Wellington Knights (1-7-0)
8 Winfield Vikings (4-3-0) Winfield Vikings #2 (3-5-0) Wichita United Patriots (6-1-1) Winfield Vikings (4-4-0)
9     Wellington Jr. Dukes (3-4-0)  
*Returning 2009 champion
**Returning 2008 and 2009 champion
Sponsors
Thank you to all of our 2012 sponsors, without you, this would not be possible.
Andover Junior Sports Association - Mission Statement
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The Andover Junior Sports Association's (AJSA) mission is to improve youth football programs in the city of Andover, Kansas. We do this by raising funds for the Andover Junior Football program, the Andover Middle School program and the Andover High School program. Our fund raising activities are directed at increasing the awareness and support for football in the Andover community.
The junior football program receives funds from our organization that are used to buy practice equipment, helmet decals and provide for an end of the year banquet for each of the players. In the event the City of Andover does not have the ability to provide a scholarship for a player who can't afford to play, AJSA will provide funds to help them meet the costs. The senior high and middle schools each receive an equal donation of equipment for use in their programs. In the past, this has included helmets, chin straps and other safety related equipment needed by the players. In addition, AJSA provides 2 scholarships to each high school for senior athletes who are in good standing and are planning on enrolling in college in the following year.
AJSA promotes community involvement and awareness by holding an annual junior football tournament. This event brings in over 2,500 junior football players, spectators and local volunteers. The event is held each year in honor of a former junior football coach who passed away. The community is encouraged to come out and watch the junior football players compete in a 2-3 day tournament that culminates in a championship game for each grade level.
Andover Junior Sports Association - Board Members
  2012-2013 Board Members
President Rob Bunting
Vice President Open
Treasurer Open
Secretary Open
Board member Open

2011-2012 Board Members
President Rob Bunting
Vice President Open
Treasurer Open
Secretary Open
Board member Open

2010-2011 Board Members
President Doug Richerson
Vice President Rob Bunting
Treasurer Open
Secretary Open

2009-2010 Board Members
President Mike Lear
Vice President Doug Richerson
Treasurer Robert Bunting
Secretary Richard Thompson
Board member David Hammond
Board member Greg Cohen

2008-2009 Board Members
President Doug Richerson
Vice President Roger Placzek
Treasurer Robert Bunting
Secretary Megan Kinsey

2007-2008 Founders
David Bell
Heather Borsdorf
Deb Cesarek
Larry Harmon
Will Harmon
Mike Lear
Roger Placzek
Doug Richerson

 
Andover Junior Sports Association - Contacts
President Robert Bunting president@andoverbowl.com
Vice President vicepresident@andoverbowl.com
Treasurer treasurer@andoverbowl.com