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Partnering with Mark Barron, the Reese’s Senior Bowl will give out over 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to local families at the Turkey Bowl Classic


MOBILE, Ala. – The Reese’s Senior Bowl is hosting a Tukey Bowl Classic at South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This year, the Senior Bowl, Feeding the Gulf Coast and Mark Barron are coming together with efforts to give out over 1,500 Turkeys to families in the Mobile community. Mark Barron is a 2-time National Champion from The University of Alabama, All-American, and 9-year NFL veteran.

The Turkey Bowl Classic consists of eight games being played by youth football teams in the Mobile area, ages 8-12, inside Hancock Whitney Stadium from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT. Outside of the stadium, along with Senior Bowl staff, Feeding the Gulf Coast and committee members, Mark Barron and Ambassador Club members will be assembling and providing Thanksgiving meals to over 1,500 families in our community.

This is Mark Barron’s fifth consecutive year providing meals to local families, with hopes that partnering with the Senior Bowl will provide that much more to our local community.

“My goal is for families to come together and have a meal over the holidays. The pandemic separated so many people and brought a lot of challenges,” Barron said. “I understand firsthand how it can be to figure out life in the midst of hard times. I want to do my part in helping families and the community.”

The Mobile native will give out 750 turkeys with the Senior Bowl on Sunday, and is then headed to Prichard, AL on Tuesday. He plans to give out another 750 turkeys at Prichard City Hall (213 East Prichard Ave, Prichard, AL 36610) on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT where people can come in a drive-up fashion to pick up their Thanksgiving meals.

“The Turkey Bowl Classic is a perfect way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. One of our main focuses here at the Senior Bowl is to make a positive impact in our local community, and this event accomplishes that on various levels by supporting youth tackle football, honoring our area’s top high school football players, and most importantly, helping feed families across Mobile and Baldwin Counties,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Director Jim Nagy. “We want to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Mark Barron, Greer’s Market, and Feeding the Gulf Coast for all their support in making this event happen. We look forward to the Turkey Bowl becoming a yearly tradition that people look forward to around the holidays.”

About Reese’s Senior Bowl:

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. It is also the only all-star game coached by complete NFL staffs. More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 700 media members from around the country are credentialed year after year. This past year, the game produced 106 total picks, representing 41 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 36 in the first three rounds.


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Molly Middleton                                                                                                                        

Senior Bowl Media Relations Coordinator