Barry Live United Bowl to kick off Saturday

Barry Live United Bowl this Saturday

TEXARKANA, USA (KSLA) - It is more than just a football game — that’s what organizers say as they prepare for the 6th annual “Barry Live United Bowl”.

Players arrived this afternoon for the annual “Barry Live United Bowl” in Texarkana.

Kickoff is set for noon Saturday.

Players from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas and Missouri Western State University from Saint Joseph, Missouri will compete in this years game.

"It's got a benefactor and our benefactor is The Greater United Way of Texarkana," said Allen Brown, one of the event's organizers. "It fosters 20 some organizations here in town and it takes over a million dollars a year to give those guys the funds to run support groups we need in our community."

The United Way of Greater Texarkana serves 10 counties in Arkansas and Texas.

One agency served is Texarkana Resource.

"We can not continue to serve all the individuals with disabilities in our community without the assistance of the united way and their generous donation they give us every year," said Jennifer Lewis, director of Texarkana Resource.

The Barry Live United Bowl is one of only four Division II bowl games in the nation. “We just want to keep increasing our contributions every year to the United Way,” Brown said. “We can’t do it without full community support.”

Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased at the gate.

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