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Thanks4Giving All-Star Game

UPublish story by Jay Brophy Jr

Who: High School Seniors from Summit County

What: Best of Summit County High School Football All-Stars

Where: St. Vincent – St. Mary High School Football Stadium, Akron, OH

When: Thanksgiving - Thursday November 28, 2013 at 10:30AM

Aside from delivering the best football in Summit County, The Thanks4Giving All-Star Football Game is also designed to:

 Cap off the high school senior career with many of these players destined to major D-I programs

 Provide other top players to showcase their skills to dozens of college coaches

 Help the less fortunate in making a considerable donation to the Akron Food Bank

A total of 90 of the best high school football players from Summit County will be selected by the Thaks4Giving Committee consisting of coaches, sports writers, and even fan nominations. All players must have been ruled academically eligible by their school and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) in order to participate. This game combines tradition with an innovative approach.

The Thanks4Giving High School Football All-Star Game is unique because:

 It brings back a tradition of high school football on Thanksgiving morning

 It is the only all-star game in Ohio played after the conclusion of the season

 Players have an additional opportunity to impress college coaches

 It revives a tradition within the community

In addition,

 The newly created Joy Janay Brophy Fight for Life Award will be presented to a member of the community for their selfless service in the community or their fight against an illness.

 The Native American Indian Cultural Center will be sponsoring a canned food drive on the day of the event to feed needy families on Thanksgiving Day.

 Camp Quality for Care will have kids in attendance fighting cancer to take part in a punt, pass, and kick contest at half-time of the event.

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