The Team Hawkins Turkey Bowl to benefit Roanoke Rapids Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Hawkins is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Roanoke Rapids High School football field.
Sponsors have donated raffle prizes and there will be a 50-50 drawing. The raffle and 50-50 tickets are $1 each.
Lake Gaston Auto & RV/Roanoke Valley Autoworks has donated four oil change, tire rotation and vehicle evaluation certificates
Tracy Storey of Discount Automotive & Tire has donated two front sets of WeatherTech mats and two 6-month memberships to Spartan X Fit.
Starbucks of Roanoke Rapids has donated three mugs and one tumbler which will each contain $20 gift cards.
The Roanoke Rapids Theatre has donated four tickets to the December 8 Parmalee concert.
Bob Agoglia of The Computer Guy & Company of Roanoke Rapids has donated a gift certificate for one hour’s worth of computer diagnostics or repair.
Logan’s of Roanoke Rapids is donating hats, mugs and meal cards.
The game, which will have concessions and drinks donated by W.C. Jones of McPherson Beverages, is a fundraiser for Hawkins, who is going through treatments for mantle cell lymphoma which will include an upcoming stem cell replacement procedure.
For those playing it’s a chance to help a friend and fellow city employee, said Bobby Martin, a captain with the police department. “We’ve got a brother in need. We’re hoping the community will reach out and help one of our local heroes. We respect what he does and how he has given back to the community. We’re hoping he gets back to where he needs to be.”
Storey said he is glad to help out and glad to get a chance to play. “We’re always involved in the community. Kevin’s been a customer and friend.”
Storey said the game reminds him of the days of Community Flag Football League. “I miss playing.”
More important, he said, “It’s about doing what’s right. It gives us the opportunity to step up.”
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.