Female flag football tourney at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken this weekend expected to generate $800,000 for local economy

The Flag Football Life We Run the World Flag Football Tournament will be played at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken from August 11-13. The event will feature a record-breaking 154 female youth teams with players representing 18 different states and three countries. The event expected positive economic impact from the event is more than $800,000.

One facet o of the event is a Friday evening showcase being hosted by RCX and the Philadelphia Eagles. There will be over 100 female high school athletes participating along with collegiate coaches in attendance. Additionally, World Games gold medalist Diana Flores will be onsite signing autographs and taking photos.

The event is open to the public and it is anticipated that there will be 2,000 athletes and spectators. The event will be played across six full-size turf soccer fields, which equates to eight five vs. five flag football fields. Awards will include finalist medals, championship rings, most valuable player, and coach accolades.

“The Valley Forge Sports Commission and the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board are so excited to welcome such a great opportunity to Montgomery County, PA,” said Jon Scheuren, director of sports for the board. “This is a huge win for women in sports. And with outdoor fields and competition-level synthetic turf, The Proving Grounds is the premier Mid-Atlantic multi-sport tournament complex.”

Flag Football Life is a sports lifestyle brand that hosts leagues and tournaments throughout the east coast with the goal of putting on high-level events for athletes, according to Mike Reimel, owner of Flag Football Life.

“We wanted to highlight women with their own event,” said Reimel. “The sport is continuously growing – now a collegiate sport for females at NAIA colleges, and a female-sanctioned high school sport in multiple sports – so we’re happy to be a part of it.”

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Proving Grounds is located at 725 Conshohocken Road in Conshohocken.

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