The 12th annual State College Area High School alumni (5v5) touch football tournament will be held Friday, November 23th at 10:00 am at Memorial Field. There are many things that separate our Thanksgiving football from the rest, first and foremost among them being the over $25,000 in donations to amazing causes that the State High Sweet Potato Classic has generated through contributions from participants and others in the community. We look to continue this tradition in 2018 and will be following up with information on the plan for this year’s donation. The State High Sweet Potato Classic is also set apart by the scope of the competition and, as a result, bragging rights that accompany a title. The field for the 2018 edition will feature more than 10 teams and well over 100 participants representing State High graduating classes from 1992 through 2018. Over our first 11 years, 7 different classes took home championships – 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011 and last year's champion - 2012. Help us spread the word so we can keep this train rolling and continue to have our one-of-a-kind event be a true difference maker. The general pool of donations this year will be split, with 50% directed towards four scholarships awarded at the State College Football Senior banquet in the names of Matt Weakland, Kevin Dare, and Karen Bruno Ganter, in addition to Team Ream. The other 50% will benefit State High Athletics. One of the things that separates our Thanksgiving "Turkey Bowl" from others, is that each graduated State High class forms a team to compete for the title. In addition to reliving our glory days competing on the field, we wanted to have a friendly competition for a good cause, by having each class create a sub-group in CrowdRise and try to raise the most money. If you don't have a specific class you want to donate towards, donations to the general pool are also gladly accepted.