UPPER TOWNSHIP — Two-hundred students participated in a powder puff football tournament for charity Wednesday afternoon at the township’s middle school.

Girls from the middle school competed in a nine-team, double-elimination tournament, while the boys — some dressed in tutus and tights — cheered from the sidelines.

The event, in its fourth year, was sponsored by the school’s Student Council. Organizers collected monetary donations and canned food to send to The Branches Outreach Center in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township.

The game was an extension of a donation drive conducted at the elementary and middle schools, teacher Terri Winneberger said, adding the schools have already sent 1,000 items to the outreach center.

“It’s become a tradition,” said Winneberger, who advises the Student Council. “Nothing says Thanksgiving like football.”

Afterward, those who participated in the tournament got to eat a dinner of turkey and mashed potatoes, said Bob Merkh, another teacher who advises the council.