Meadows Turkey Bowl To Mark 32nd Year

(Hinckley) - One of Greater Cleveland s best known charity events is about ready to mark its 32nd year. The annual Meadows Turkey Bowl will be played on Thanksgiving morning.

The Turkey Bowl is literally a backyard football game, but it's raised to make money to donate to charity. Each participant must raise money, with the average player raising $6,000. In past years, all the money has gone to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. This year, 25% will go toward cancer research, as Pete Meadows, son of the event's founder Mike Meadows, has a rare form of brain cancer.

Mike Meadows says their goal this year is to boost the total amount of money raised by the event to $3 million.

The Meadows Turkey Bowl was originally played in Mike's backyard in Medina, but it's now played behind a warehouse on Center Road in Hinckley,. Mike says it's great to see that the players in the annual game are a bit younger each year, an indication that the event has been passed on to the next generation.

(Photo courtesy Meadows Turkey Bowl)

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