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 attract even more teams and spectators than ever before.
Ten teams have already registered for the tournament, and school officials anticipate that there will be over 500 spectators in attendance. Each team must consist of at least seven girls and three boys, and members of the district’s football team are not allowed to play. However, they can serve as coaches. Each team is also limited to having no more than three coaches, 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.
Anyone who wishes to watch the tournament will be able to from the sidewalk areas across from the field, officials said. Spectators can purchase tickets for $1 each to view the semifinals and championship games, which will help raise even more money for the prom. Each team must pay a $100 registration fee, which goes towards covering costs such as equipment rental and referees’ fees.
Mirror Staff Writer Matt Churella can be contacted at 814-946-7520 if you have any questions or need further information about the Turkey Bowl tournament.