We expect all updates to the site to be compleated by March 31, 2013. Changes will be in Lodging options, registration fee, rules, divisions, and registration documents.
Recent Updates include Rules and Regulations
Spend your 2013 Thanksgiving holiday amid the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains, while participating in our 41st Annual Thanksgiving Football Tournament. We have Age Division Brackets to accommodate 6-14 years of age and allow players to compete in a competitive atmosphere. This past year we had 72 teams from ten states competing in our three-day tournament. Due to the increased attendance we have decreased our registration fee from $500 to $350. Also, we are no longer able to give complementary t-shirts to each team. Each team that participates must make lodging reservations through T3 sports (information should be posted soon). Teams will still have a two game minimum, we will try our best to get everyone at least three games over the weekend (the number of games will be based on the number of teams signed up in each division). Our facility is located 5 miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg . We are currently going through the first phase construction of our new athletics complex and we should have two compleated field turf fields as well as two grass fields. This is a great opportunity to get your team together one last time to celebrate a great season. We offer a small town experience with plenty of extras. Register for our tournament and be part of another spectacular year, as always there is no gate fee or parking fee for spectators.
Team pictures and Actions Shots will be taken by Legends Sports Photography.
Presentation of our 2013 Ron “Papa” Schaper Memorial Coaches Award for displaying Sportsmanship, Integrity, Responsibility, and Excellence will be presented November 28, 2013 during the Coaches Meeting in the Cafeteria of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.
Weigh in and the Certification of all players must take place before a player is allowed to play. Weigh in takes place on Wednesday November 27, in the cafeteria of Gatlinburg Pittman High School, 150 Proffitt Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Teams can also weigh in 90 minutes prior to their first game on Thursday November 28 at the Gatlinburg Pittman High School Cafeteria.
Parking for the Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl will be at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. Parking Spaces located by field #2 at Mills park are reserved for Handicap vehicles and tour busses.
Directions to our Facilities, as you plan your trip to the 2013 Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl please be advised that on 2 of our fields we offer concrete bleachers and on Field 1 we offer aluminum bleachers. Stadium seats and camping chairs are permitted and may be more comfortable for spectators.