November 30, 2023 10:49 am

The Altoona Area High School is set to host its third annual Turkey Bowl tournament on Wednesday at its intramural field in an effort to raise funds for the junior/senior prom.

Ten teams have already registered for the event, which is expected to bring in over $1,000. Each team must consist of at least seven girls and three boys, with members of the district’s football team allowed to serve as coaches but not play. Teams are limited to having no more than three coaches, officials said.

The tournament will begin 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 before moving on to the semifinals and championship game.

Anyone who wishes to watch the tournament can do so from the sidewalk areas across from the field, according to school officials. Tickets for viewing the semifinals and championship game cost $1 each and can be purchased by junior and senior students. Each team must pay a $100 registration fee, which will also contribute to the overall fundraising efforts for prom.

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