Altoona Area High School is hosting its third annual Turkey Bowl tournament on Wednesday at its intramural field to raise money for the junior/senior prom. Teams participating in the tournament must consist of at least seven girls and three boys. Members of the district’s football team are not eligible to play in the tournament, but they are allowed to serve as coaches. Each team is permitted to have no more than three coaches, according to school officials.
The event, which has already attracted ten teams, is expected to raise over $1,000 for the prom. Money will be collected from each team’s $100 registration fee and $1 ticket purchases that junior and senior students can buy to view the semifinals and championship games. Anyone who wishes to watch the tournament will be able to from the sidewalk areas across from the field, officials said.
The tournament begins with a series of single elimination games throughout the morning. At 12:45 p.m., the Lioneers dance team will perform at the field with teacher dance partners. The semifinals and championship game will take place afterward. Mirror Staff Writer Matt Churella can be contacted at 814-946-7520 for more information on this exciting event!