Farview 2015 Hmong Flag Football Tournament

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Eight teams vied to win the 2015 Farview Park Hmong Flag Football tournament

Eight teams vied to win the 2015 Farview Park Hmong Flag Football tournament

On May 9, Minneapolis’ Farview Park hosted its 2nd annual  Hmong flag football tournament.

Eight teams and 300 people came to the tournament.

Last year, a brand new turf football field was built at Farview Park,  Farview staff wanted to increase and diversify the people coming to Farview Park, and worked with several North Minneapolis Hmong football team to officially open the field with a Hmong flag football tournament.  Players had so much fun they turned it into an annual event.


This year the tournament was even bigger, with 8 teams and over 200 players.  Termination X and Do or Die were the home teams  from Minneapolis: FSU, Chosen Disciples, Explosive, and We Dem Boyz came from Saint Paul:  Avengers came from Brooklyn Park:  and Warriors came from Blaine.

The Farview flag football tournament was geared towards high school aged players.

Termination X players and Minneapolis Hmong police celebrate victory over Saint Paul FSU

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Termination X players and Minneapolis Hmong police celebrate victory over Saint Paul FSU

Many people working with Minneapolis’ Hmong community came out to cheer on the players.  MPD Hmong outreach officers Blake Moua and Kou Vang walked the spaces between the games, shaking players hands and yelling words of encouragement.   Many of the football players had campaigned to get Hmong officers  in North Minneapolis.

When they were not in action, players and fans enjoyed a cookout of hotdogs, Hmong eggrolls, and chips.

Sarah Rossman, Steve Zimmer and  Farview staff did a great job hosting the flag football tournament. Thank You!

Sarah Rossman, Steve Zimmer and Farview staff did a great job hosting the flag football tournament. Thank You!

The Hmong football players quickly proved that this was not your grandmother’s genteel flag football tournament.  For six hours the players weaved and swerved, crashed into each other, and threw spectacular passes.

The two Minneapolis teams made it to the finals.  Termination X had won three big games, and came into  the finals undefeated.  But it was Do or Die who scored first, and never looked back.  Do or Die won 30-0, taking the tournament and the trophy.

Minneapolis Do or Die, winners 2015 Farview Park Hmong flag football tournament. Congratulations

Minneapolis Do or Die, winners 2015 Farview Park Hmong flag football tournament. Congratulations

Many players urged that  the tournament be made  an annual event. And Farview staff said they were ready to continue supporting the flag footballers.

Farview Park is located in North Minneapolis.

Eight teams vied to win the 2015 Farview Park Hmong Flag Football tournament

Eight teams vied to win the 2015 Farview Park Hmong Flag Football tournament

On May 9, Minneapolis’ Farview Park hosted its 2nd annual  Hmong flag football tournament.

Eight teams and 300 people came to the tournament.

Last year, a brand new turf football field was built at Farview Park,  Farview staff wanted to increase and diversify the people coming to Farview Park, and worked with several North Minneapolis Hmong football team to officially open the field with a Hmong flag football tournament.  Players had so much fun they turned it into an annual event.


This year the tournament was even bigger, with 8 teams and over 200 players.  Termination X and Do or Die were the home teams  from Minneapolis: FSU, Chosen Disciples, Explosive, and We Dem Boyz came from Saint Paul:  Avengers came from Brooklyn Park:  and Warriors came from Blaine.

The Farview flag football tournament was geared towards high school aged players.

Termination X players and Minneapolis Hmong police celebrate victory over Saint Paul FSU

photo jams

Termination X players and Minneapolis Hmong police celebrate victory over Saint Paul FSU

Many people working with Minneapolis’ Hmong community came out to cheer on the players.  MPD Hmong outreach officers Blake Moua and Kou Vang walked the spaces between the games, shaking players hands and yelling words of encouragement.   Many of the football players had campaigned to get Hmong officers  in North Minneapolis.

When they were not in action, players and fans enjoyed a cookout of hotdogs, Hmong eggrolls, and chips.

Sarah Rossman, Steve Zimmer and  Farview staff did a great job hosting the flag football tournament. Thank You!

Sarah Rossman, Steve Zimmer and Farview staff did a great job hosting the flag football tournament. Thank You!

The Hmong football players quickly proved that this was not your grandmother’s genteel flag football tournament.  For six hours the players weaved and swerved, crashed into each other, and threw spectacular passes.

The two Minneapolis teams made it to the finals.  Termination X had won three big games, and came into  the finals undefeated.  But it was Do or Die who scored first, and never looked back.  Do or Die won 30-0, taking the tournament and the trophy.

Minneapolis Do or Die, winners 2015 Farview Park Hmong flag football tournament. Congratulations

Minneapolis Do or Die, winners 2015 Farview Park Hmong flag football tournament. Congratulations

Many players urged that  the tournament be made  an annual event. And Farview staff said they were ready to continue supporting the flag footballers.

Farview Park is located in North Minneapolis.

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