Agencies trot out game faces for Turkey Bowl

The Tustin PD held its seventh-annual Turkey Bowl flag football game Saturday to raise money for the purchase of about 125 Thanksgiving dinners for needy Tustin families of four this holiday season.

Agencies that participated in the Nov. 15 Turkey Bowl in Santa Ana also included the Santa Ana PD, Westminster PD and Fullerton PD.

“We tend to lose track of what the holiday season is all about,” said Tustin PD Sgt. Jeff Taylor, who organized the event. “It’s not so much about ourselves but those we can help.”

For the second consecutive year, the Westminster PD won the Turkey Bowl. Behind the Badge OC was at the 2014 Turkey Bowl to capture some images.

In the main photo above, Westminster PD Officer Scott Gump (left) and Westminster PD Officer Gradilla scramble to catch a pass during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. Westminster went on to win the Turkey Bowl, 20-19.

All photos by Steven Georges for Behind the Badge OC.

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Westminster PD Officer Quinten Schoonmaker holds the ball up as Fullerton PD officers have a little fun with him during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. On left, in No. 24 shirt, is Fullerton Cpl. David Becerra and Officer Daniel Diaz (wearing Oakley hat).

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Westminster PD Officer Adam Anil intercepts the ball meant for Fullerton PD Officer Ryan O’Neil (right) during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. On the left is Sgt. Darin Upstill from the Westminster PD.

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Westminster’s Sgt. Cord Vandergrift (top) and Fullerton PD Officer Ricardo Reynoso collide while trying to catch a pass during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl.

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Westminster Officer Kees Davis leaps for a touchdown catch over Tustin PD Officer Javeon Smith during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. Westminster went on to beat Tustin 36-0.

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Westminster PD Officer Gradilla tries to take the ball downfield as Tustin PD Officer Jason Muro grabs on during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. Westminster went on to beat Tustin 36-0.

 

Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl raising money to deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

Fullerton PD Officer Ricardo Reynoso catches a pass for a touchdown during a flag football game for the Turkey Bowl. In background in blue shorts is Fullerton PD Officer Ryan O’Neil and Sgt. Darin Upstill from the Westminster PD (grey long-sleeve shirt).