Knox, Monmouth students vie for Jive Turkey trophy

 From The Register-Mail:
There likely will be a bunch of smack talk taking place at the first Jive Turkey Throwdown on Saturday.

The event — a dodgeball tournament — will pit teams of Monmouth college students against Knox College students for the right to call the Jive Turkey trophy their own.

John White, intercultural outreach coordinator for AmeriCorps VISTA at the 1st Street Armoury in Monmouth, said the Jive Turkey trophy is a take-off on the Bronze Turkey trophy the schools compete for in football.

The idea for the tournament came out of the need to raise funds to create a Spanish language version of a community website that explains the various services available in Warren County, White said.

“We thought this would be a great way to get these two communities together in a fun, competitive activity,” he said. “And, it’s a good way to raise community support.”

The tournament takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the 1st Street Armoury, 215 S. 1st St. The cost is $3.