Community Invited to Support Local Players in the Inaugural American Cancer Society High School Football All-Star Game
December 15th at Lindenwood University
Dec. 6, 2019 – ST LOUIS- Seventy six local high school football players representing 31 schools will take the field for the American Cancer Society inaugural High School Football All-Star Game December 15, 2019, 1pm at Hunter Stadium – Lindenwood University. A volunteer committee has been working with the American Cancer Society to plan the event and draft the best high school football players from the St. Louis Metro area.
Oakville High School is proud to be represented by Seniors Cameron Geraci & Matt Rouse.
Cameron Geraci – Team Red #66
Matt Rouse – Team White #70
“This is truly an ‘All Teams, All Cancers’ concept, where schools will come together around a common mission – to attack cancer from every angle and raising critical funds for the American Cancer Society, said Stephanie Hadfield, Sr Manger, Community Development for the American Cancer Society.
Participating schools/programs have nominated and selected a player(s) to participate in the all-star game.
Players from participating schools are divided into two teams, the Team Red led by Larry Frost, former high school Head coach at Kirkwood and Clayton and Bob Bunton, Jr, former high school head coach from Parkway North will lead the Team White. The assistant coaching staff is made up of former NFL and NCAA players who reside in the St. Louis area. (see attached list of all players).
“We have all be affected by cancer in one way or another, so bringing our communities top high school football talent together for one game and one cause will be truly amazing,” said Coach Larry Frost. “These players are honored to represent their schools and have helped raise critical funds for the American Cancer Society’s mission. We’d love for the community to come out and support them in this fun, one of a kind, all-star game.”
The idea for this event came from Jennifer Younkins, a local high school principal and breast cancer survivor. Jennifer was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2014 and since then has worked with the American Cancer Society to support, educate and advocate for cancer survivors. “I wanted to do something that would bring the community together for this cause in a way that would truly show that it doesn’t matter what jersey you wear because we’re all fighting the same battle….all teams, all cancers, one fight,” said Younkins
Gates open at noon, kickoff at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, day of for $10. The new XFL Football team, the St. Louis Battlehawks will be on hand to sign autographs and Charles Glenn will sing the National Anthem. For more information or to make a donation to the All Star Game, contact Stephanie Hadfield at 314-286-8185 or email@example.com, or http://www.acsallstargame.org. Follow us on Twitter @ACSStLouis, Facebook & Instagram @ACSAllStarGame
About the American Cancer Society and the All-Star High School Football Game
When it comes to cancer, offense is the best defense. The American Cancer Society promotes healthy lifestyles to help reduce risk for cancer. For those who are diagnosed, we’re there every minute of every day. We help people stay healthy and thrive after treatment. We research ways for survivors to not only live longer but live better.
Not only do we invest more in cancer research than any other private, nonprofit cancer organization, but we also provide free services to those affected by cancer – such as 24/7 information and support, rides to treatment, and free lodging when treatment is far from home. In addition, we work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
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