The 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. This year, the event is expected to raise over $1,000 for the prom.
With 10 teams already registered, the tournament is attracting a lot of interest from students and teachers alike. Each team must consist of at least seven girls and three boys, but members of the district’s football team are not eligible to play in the tournament. However, they are allowed to serve as coaches. Each team is permitted to have no more than three coaches, according to school officials.
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.
Anyone who wishes to watch the tournament will be able to from the sidewalk areas across from the field, officials said. To participate in this exciting event, teams must pay a $100 registration fee and $1 ticket purchases that junior and senior students can buy to view the semifinals and championship games. With such great incentives, it’s no wonder that this tournament has become a beloved tradition in Altoona Area High School!