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Decatur Turkey Tournament Returns for 2022 Season with New Sponsor and New Admission Price


Decatur, Illinois — The Decatur Turkey Tournament will return for its 52nd year in 2022, running November 22, 23, 25, and 26 at Decatur Public Schools’ Stephen Decatur Middle School. This year there’s a new sponsor for the event: Land of Lincoln Credit Union.

“We are incredibly honored to assume the role of Presenting Sponsor of this fine tradition,” stated Robert Ares, LLCU President & CEO. “Investing in the youth of our community is a high priority for LLCU and the Decatur Turkey Tournament is a great way to do this as it provides them an amazing showcase opportunity.”

As the premier sponsor for the Turkey Tournament for the next five years, Land of Lincoln Credit Union will sponsor two $100 drawings each night for those in attendance to enter. LLCU will also donate $1,000 to the school that wins the Tournament.

Also new this year, the price of admission is changing to $7 per person. Middle school students attending the games will not be allowed entry without a paying adult.

Again this year, all attendees will be screened with metal detecting wands as they enter Stephen Decatur Middle School. This security measure is to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators to the Turkey Tournament. However, security screening with wands may add to the time it takes to enter the tournament doors. We ask all attendees to plan accordingly and allow extra time to get into the tournament prior to scheduled times for tipoff.

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