Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLI
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Howard Wood Field
2019 will mark the 41st Annual Bob Burns Dakota Bowl! Please join us Saturday, September 7th at Howard Wood Field where the O’Gorman Knights will take on the Brandon Valley Lynx.
We have lots of fun activities for you and the whole family to participate in throughout the day.
9:00-11 AM: FOOTBALL & CHEER CAMPS (Check-in begins at 8:30 AM)
11:00-11:30 AM: SDSU ICE CREAM AVAILABLE
3:00 PM: TEAM MASS @ Performing Arts Center (This will not count for your Sunday Obligation Mass)
4:00-6:00 PM: BISHOP O'GORMAN TAILGATE ($5 for your choice of Pizza Ranch pizza or Big Rig BBQ)
5:15 PM: KNIGHTS WAY PARADE
6:00 PM: PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES
7:00 PM: KICKOFF
Admission tickets for the 2019 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl are on sale now!
Tickets are $8 each and available for purchase at:
• Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Central Office, M-F, 8am-4pm (Located 2nd floor - OGJH)*
• All Lewis Drug locations in Sioux Falls
*You can also pick up your Tailgate Party tickets for $5 (Good for food from Big Rig BBQ or Pizza Ranch)
Tickets packages are also available, go to www.dbxli.givesmart.com and register/login to view package options and pricing.
Dakota Bowl "The Shirt"
On Sale Now!!
Show your spirit and help us cheer on the Knights with this year's Bob Burns Dakota Bowl T-shirt.
"The Shirt" will be available for purchase at:
• The Knight Locker (High School)
• Central Office (beginning Friday, Aug 16th)
M-F, 8am-4pm (Located 2nd floor - OGJH)
2019 Dakota Bowl Raffle
1 in 250 Chance! Need not be present to win!
GRAND PRIZE - Ultimate Football Package
• Two tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Lambeau Field
• Same day flight on private plane
• Transportation to and from the airport in Green Bay
• Pre-game tailgate including food & beverages
2nd Place Prize
3rd Place Prize
$500 gift card to the Diamond Room
Purchase your raffle tickets at
Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Central Office, M-F, 8am-4pm (Located 2nd floor - OGJH)
Raffle tickets can also be purchase online.
1. Go to www.dbxli.givesmart.com and register/login
2. Select "View Items" then click on "$100 Raffle"
Due to the chances of rain on Saturday morning, we are relocating the Football and Cheer Camps to the O'Gorman High School campus:
Dakota Bowl Cheer Camp will be held in the Performing Arts Center at O'Gorman High School. Check-in and walk up registration will be held in the O'Gorman cafeteria beginning at 8:30 am.
Dakota Bowl Football Camp will be held in the Main Gym and the Rec Center at O'Gorman High School. Check-in and walk up registration will be held in the O'Gorman cafeteria beginning at 8:30 am.
Please make sure that the football camp kids have on regular tennis shoes and NOT spike shoes.
Online Registration is closed.
Walk-up Registration* (8:30am) day of event is available.
*Any child with a walk-up registration will be allowed to participate in the camp. (We can't guarantee a T-shirt.)
• 9-11am (Check-in begins at 8:30am)
• All boys in grades K-6th
• $30: Receive an autographed football, camp t-shirt and game ticket to the Dakota Bowl
• 9-11am (Check-in begins at 8:30am)
• All boys in grades K-8th
• $30: Receive a shaker pom, camp t-shirt, treat and game ticket to the Dakota Bowl
Be sure to gather your family and friends for a fantastic day of fun and football at our 2019 Dakota Bowl!
Bob Burns dreamed up the idea of opening the 1978 football season with a festive day-long event centered around one thing – a football game against North Dakota’s Fargo Shanley High School. The event, he hoped, would provide family entertainment while drawing in enough corporate support to fund the entire O’Gorman Athletic Department for a year. It was to be held at Howard Wood Field to accommodate the almost certain huge crowd.
Currently, the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl is the largest high school bowl game in South Dakota, raising more than $140,000 annually for all eight of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools! Many other high schools and communities across the state have tried to duplicate the Dakota Bowl, but ours is the ORIGINAL. It brings together the Sioux Falls community to showcase our talented high school athletes and to celebrate football. Families enjoy all-day tailgates, football and cheerleading camps for kids, fireworks, airplane flyovers and even skydivers landing on the football field.
Forty years of football tradition were on display at this year’s Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL with the O’Gorman Knights celebrating a victory over the Washington High School Warriors, 42-33. The Knights wore green in honor of their predecessors, the Cathedral Irish, who battled the Warriors decades ago.
An “XL” thank you to all of our students, families, alumni and supporters of this year’s Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL, celebrating fun, fundraising and football!
View our slideshow for photos from the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL.