Have a nice holiday for a good cause

Up early to get the turkey in the oven? You have a couple of opportunities to do good before sitting down to dinner:

• The Thanks4Giving All-Star Football Game is at 10:30 a.m. in Bulldogs Stadium at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, featuring many of Summit County’s top seniors, with proceeds going to charity. Game-day tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens. Spectators are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to the North American Indian Cultural Center in Tallmadge.

• The Home Run for the Homeless begins at 9 a.m. at Gennesaret’s Family Nutritional Center, 419 W. Exchange St., Akron. Race-day registration is $25 beginning at 7:15 a.m. www.gennesaret.net.

• Cheer on the participants in the annual Meadows Turkey Bowl beginning at 8 a.m. at the home of Mike Meadows, 3075 Hood Road, Medina. Now in its 26th year, the friendly game has raised more than $800,000 for St. Vincent de Paul. Or you can stay in your warm house and donate at www.meadowsturkeybowl.com.

One thing NOT to do today:

Serve your guests undercooked turkey. The USDA advises making sure the internal temperature of the bird has reached a minimum of 165 degrees. Check with a meat thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh, the innermost part of the wing and the thickest part of the breast.