LaGrange native, two-time Super Bowl champion Tyrone Poole to host turkey giveaway Sunday

Published 6:09 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019

LaGrange native and two-time Super Bowl Champion Tyrone Poole will host a turkey giveaway Sunday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation has been hosting the turkey giveaway in LaGrange for three years. The foundation has also hosted other community events throughout the year in town, like daddy and daughter, and daddy and son events. 

“This is a chance for a family to go to bed with a full stomach that they may not have had in a while beforehand,” Poole said. “I grew up in this area off of Hamilton Road, so it is important to me that I give back to the community.” 

The free event will take place at the former Cannon Street School, located at 115 East Cannon Street in LaGrange.

A turkey and canned goods will be given to the first 50 families.

This event is free and open to the public.

“This will give families a chance to save money on a Thanksgiving meal and put it toward something else they might need,” Poole said. 

“Not everyone gets a Thanksgiving meal too, so now this gives them chance to cook or eat one.” 

Poole, a retired cornerback, played in the NFL for 13 seasons for five different teams. 

He won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots in the early 2000s.