100% of all money raised at The Turkey Bowl goes directly to The Sturge-Weber Foundation. They help families like ours with information, resources, and support. They also fund grants for research, like the research that has recently discovered the gene that causes Sturge-Weber Syndrome. This video is why we do what we do. Thank-You your support it has a direct link to breakthroughs such as this:http://youtu.be/s8UpIi7guuQ
Over $11,000 raised for the Sturge-Weber Foundation at the 2012 Turkey Bowl! We are truly grateful for our family, friends, neighbors, and total strangers who came out to support us. While raising $11,000 is great, we are even more thankful for putting Sturge-Weber on the map in Western Massachusetts!
What is Sturge-Weber Syndrome? Click here to find out!
Started in 2008 in West Springfield, Ma in honor of John Kenney, The Turkey Bowl has fast become a local tradition among many. John Kenney is an 8 year old boy affected with Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Sturge-Weber is a very rare disorder affecting the brain. John has lesions on a portion of his brain that prohibit that portion of the brain from growing. John also has a large port wine stain on his face which is sometimes common in Sturge-Weber cases. Aside from the birthmark, you wouldn't know that John was different from his 3rd grade peers. With a rare disorder, it was hard to find any answers to what was affecting John. When his family found The Sturge-Weber foundation in 2005, they realized that they were not alone in their struggle. In 2008 Johns family had a small gathering of friends at their home and had a touch football game and collected donations. Now, five years later, it has become a tradition for many local families. The Turkey Bowl has a touch football game, live music, crafts, and many childrens activities. We suggest that adults donate $10. at the door and kids are always free. All proceeds go directly to the Sturge-Weber Foundation. While this event is a fundraiser we also hold it to raise awareness of this very rare disorder. We hope to see you this Thanksgiving morning from 8:30am - noon!
This event is open to the public, we hope you can join us!
Every cent goes directly to The Sturge-Weber Foundation which is a 501(3) non-profit charity.
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Want to mail it in?
checks payable to: Sturge-Weber Foundation
c/o The Turkey Bowl
315 Piper rd.
West Springfield, Ma 01089
Check out the write up in The Republican newspaper here.
Thank you to all our volunteers and those that make the 2012 Turkey Bowl a success. We could not do it without the help of local goods and service providers. Please join us in supporting those that support us!