Turkey Bowl slated for Nov. 29

It’s not Thanksgiving without a little football, and for everybody not content to merely watch the pros on TV there is another way to work off those holiday second helpings.

The third annual Turkey Bowl is scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Battle Point Park.

The free flag football tournament is open to anyone and has been growing in popularity since its humble beginnings.

Event founder Zach Anderson used to play home football games with his family every Thanksgiving. Then, when he moved to Bainbridge, he missed the tradition and began an informal tournament with some friends. Things grew from there and last year the tournament saw 60 participants.

“It’s all pretty laid-back,” Anderson said. “There’s only so much field space, so if there’s another group there, we just move and play in the grass.”

Anderson has worked to cultivate an atmosphere of friendly competition and camaraderie, even going so far as to provide championship Ring Pops and sparkling cider for the winning team last year.

“It’s a lot of fun,” he said.

Those interested in trying for the title should bring with them a six-person team, light- and dark-colored shirts for every player and their game faces.

For more information about Turkey Bowl, search the event on Facebook or email

No advance registration is required.

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