Turkey Bowl brings out ‘striking’ talent in local media

The 25 News team at the Turkey Bowl Sunday afternoon, taking part in a fundraiser put on by WZND.
The 25 News team at the Turkey Bowl Sunday afternoon, taking part in a fundraiser put on by WZND.(WEEK)
Published: Nov. 6, 2022 at 11:16 PM CST
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BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - Members of local media gathered together to hit the lanes for the 35th annual Turkey Bowl fundraiser. But it was more than just a chance to bowl some strikes.

The event was held Pheasant Lanes in Bloomington, hosted by radio station WZND. The winner of the event gets a gift card, while the loser gets a turkey ‘bowl’ and stuffing. Teams of talent from radio and television – including our very own 25 News team – were there to compete. All the money raised from the event goes to the ISU Childcare Center for students and teachers that have children in need of care.

Organizers say outside of the event providing a chance to interact with other media members, it’s also another opportunity to serve as stewards.

“Our whole point is to serve the community and through our radio we do that,” says WZND radio’s Alyssa Helm, “but we also actually like to be physically involved.

This year, they aim to raise $2,000 for the cause. That will be added to the $50,000 total the event has raised over the years.