Cleveland, Ohio 2020-11-26 16:06:41 –
Hinckley, Ohio (WJW) — Considered the country’s largest backyard football game, but this year was much smaller than usual.
There are no bands or food tents, and there are very few families as spectators.
For 31 years, the Meadows Turkey Bowl has always had a big heart. This year’s game makes even more sense for the Turkey Bowl family.
“In January, my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On January 14, he had three seizures and was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic. He had a baseball-sized tumor in the frontal lobe. , And it really changed the course of our lives, “said Mike Meadows, founder of the Turkish Bowl.
And the turkey bowlers gathered around Pete Meadows and the whole family.
This year’s game is dedicated to Pete and everyone wears his number.
All proceeds will continue to go to St. Vincent de Paul and the cancer family in need of help.
Pete says he’ll get well, but this game is about helping others who need it more.
“To participate in the game, players need to raise $ 2,000. To give some perspective, the average player last year raised $ 6,700,” said the meadow.
The exact total amount is less than a day, but since it began over 30 years ago, Meadows Turkey Bowls has raised nearly $ 2.4 million for charity.
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