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. The teams 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.
There are currently 10 teams registered for the event, and it is expected to raise over $1,000 for the prom. This 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 will begin with a series of single elimination games in the morning. Starting 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 is at 814-946-7520. Today’s breaking news and more in your inbox