The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, formerly the Humanitarian Bowl, has a strong history of giving back to the community since its inception in 1997. Throughout the years, with different sponsors, the Bowl’s mission – to recognize the positive impact teams, coaches and student-athletes have in their communities and their leadership roles in promoting humanitarian efforts – has remained unchanged.
Beyond the game on the field, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl’s goal is to positively impact the Treasure Valley, the City of Boise and the State of Idaho. The Bowl has a lean staff of two full-time members, but a dynamic board of directors and council comprised of business and community leaders. During the timeframe of the Bowl, the number of volunteers grows to more than 200 – all focused on coordinating the most entertaining match-up possible while supporting the community.
Every year, the Bowl provides the platform for several important events to inspire the positive impact of an athlete’s humanitarian efforts, including:
Each year, the Bowl generated over $1 million in economic impact to Boise and surrounding communities through the following categories:
Beyond the tangible benefits of coordinating a Bowl that attracts nearly 500 participants and 26,000 fans, the Bowl provides a national showcase for the teams and the region: