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Teams play flag football on Thanksgiving day

By Laura Halm
Published On: Nov 22 2012 04:01:04 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2012 12:23:15 PM CST
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BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Football and Thanksgiving go hand in hand, but some local folks decided to skip the game on TV and play a match outside.

More than 11 teams came out to play games of flag football at the Stone Castle Thursday morning.

Organizers say this Thanksgiving every player had to pay $10 to play and that money goes to help the Stone Castle. "[We're] trying to raise money to get some new stuff, field turf, fix the foundation. This old structure is falling down. All this money is going to go strictly towards the renovation project," said organizer Stephen Harris.

This tradition of flag football started back in 2005 and organizers tell News 5 each year more teams are signing up to play.