KCKCC to hold 5th annual Turkey Games Wednesday

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Have you ever wondered how far you can throw a turkey? How about trying your hand at a Turkey Obstacle Course or turkey bowling? Those questions and more can be answered at Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 5th annual Turkey Games.

The KCKCC Turkey Games is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Wellness and Fitness Center on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Among the events at the Turkey Games are Pilgrim Broom Pushin,’ the Turkey Obstacle Course, Turkey Tossin’, Turkey Rollin’ Bowlin’, Pilgrim Sprintin’, Turkey Tailin’ and Turkey Shootin’. No actual turkeys are used in the competition. Medicine balls will represent the turkeys.

Contestants must attempt all activities to get a final score and be prepared to go outside for a few of the activities. Monetary donations will be accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society. The winner receives a full-size Thanksgiving turkey. Other prizes include traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

“The Turkey Games are a fun fitness way to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a reminder to give thanks for your health and wellness,” said Joseph Mundt, wellness specialist at the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center. “People should participate because this event is different than anything you have ever done before. Our staff comes up with some of the wackiest fun games that you will ever do. Everyone has a chance to win the top prize.”

Participants can complete registration for the 2017 Turkey Games at the Wellness Center front desk or by calling 913-288-7610. Individuals can register up until the start of the event. For more information on the event, contact Mundt at jmundt@kckcc.edu.

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