Senior Bowl to Distribute One Thousand Turkeys As Part of Fourth Annual Turkey Bowl Event at Hancock Whitney Stadium
First-Come/First-Serve Food Distribution Starts at 1 p.m.
MOBILE, Ala. – The Senior Bowl is hosting its fourth annual Turkey Bowl at South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium on Sunday, November 19, 2023. The Senior Bowl, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Greer’s Markets, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and Senior Bowl Ambassador Club members are coming together to donate 1,000 turkeys and side items to families in the Mobile community.
- Outside of the stadium, members of the Senior Bowl staff, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Greer’s Markets, Senior Bowl Committee and Ambassador Club members will be assembling and providing Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in our community.
- The Turkey Bowl Classic football portion of the event will include games throughout the day inside Hancock Whitney Stadium being played by the Senior Bowl’s NFL Flag League winners and youth (ages 6-12) tackle football teams from area parks, CYO, and private school leagues.
- The Senior Bowl will also announce its “Future Prospect Team,” honoring high school players in Mobile and Baldwin Counties that have received FBS college scholarship offers.
“For me, Thanksgiving revolves around family and those people that you are thankful for. The people are what make Mobile so special – not every community can say that,” said Senior Bowl Ambassador Club member and former Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Preston Dial. “This year, I am thankful for exactly that and the support the people of Mobile and the Senior Bowl have given me and my family over the years.”
“The Turkey Bowl has become one of our favorite events of the year because it’s an opportunity for the Senior Bowl to give back at so many levels in the community,” said Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. “It allows us to help families celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we honor the great high school players from our region, and it gives so many young kids the opportunity to play in an incredible stadium where the NFL stars from our game once played. We are grateful for our partners – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Greer’s Markets, and Feeding the Gulf Coast.”
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. The longest continual-running all-star game has taken place in Mobile, Alabama the past 74 years. More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 1100 media members from around the country were credentialed this year. This past April, the game produced 100 total picks for the third straight year, representing 40 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 40 selected on the first two days.
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