Andre Berto to Host a Full Week of Thanksgiving Festivities

For the second straight year, hometown champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) is returning to central Florida to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with his family and assist the community that helped build him in to a two-time World Champion.

Berto will host a turkey giveaway at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Northeast Rec and Cultural Center in Winter Haven. A ticket will be required to participate and tickets will be given away starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the rec center.

After celebrating Thanksgiving with his family on Thursday, Berto will take his talents to the bowling alley for a charity bowling event on Friday evening before returning to a different sports arena on Saturday.

Berto and his family will host a community celebration beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Northeast Rec and Cultural Center complete with a bounce house, face painting and games. Saturday’s festivities will culminate with the second annual Turkeybowl with Team Berto facing off with fellow central Florida Tracy McGrady’s Team T-Mac. The first Turkeybowl battle between Team Berto and Team T-Mac will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The boxer and his Berto Dynasty Foundation are raising funds for Hurricane Matthew relief in his beloved Haiti. Media is welcome to attend all of the events and will be able to speak to Berto and his family at each celebration


Turkey Giveaway

WHEN: Wednesday, November 23 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Northeast Rec and Cultural Center, 801 Avenue T NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881

WHAT: Two-time former World Champion Andre Berto will hand out turkeys to those in need in the Winter Haven community. Ticket needed to obtain a turkey and tickets will be handed out to the first 200 people beginning at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday at the Northeast Recreational Center.

Turkeybowl with Tracy McGrady and Community Celebration

WHEN: Friday, November 27 at 2:30, Game begins at 5:30

WHERE: Northeast Rec and Cultural Center, 801 Avenue T NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881

WHAT: Flag football showdown between Team Berto and Team T-Mac, bounce house and activities for the kids. Open to the community.