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2019 Priority Toyota Charity Bowl raises money for charity

2019 Priority Toyota Charity Bowl raises money for charity
Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 16:30:11-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Many were able to enjoy the 2019 Priority Toyota Charity Bowl on Saturday and watch the fun flag football game.

The game was at the ODU S.B. Ballard Stadium Saturday, September 14. Doors opened at 1:30 p.m., and the game went from 2-3 p.m., and was open to the public.

Guests watched as News 3 and local public figures faced off in a flag football game.

The Charity Bowl originated in 1968 to raise money for The Joy Fund, a charity sponsored by The Virginian-Pilot. The Joy Fund purchases Christmas gifts for children whose parents cannot afford presents.

The game was originally played by former high school and college football players at Thanksgiving.

Today, the event is the Priority Toyota Charity Football Game, a flag football game featuring celebrities, elected officials and football legends. The Charity Bowl continues to benefit a number of local charities.

Click here to learn more about each charity.