ABOUT THE GAME
In the fall of 2010, talk began among loyal CHaD supporters about the opportunity to produce New Hampshire's first intrastate, high school football all-star game as a fundraising event for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). The CHaD NH East—West High School All-Star Football Game is an effort that began with inspiration from Manchester business leader, Mr. Nick Vailas. After contacting CHaD about becoming the beneficiary, Nick worked closely with CHaD to form the committees needed to execute the event.
The 31 schools represented by the West All-Stars, including Bishop Brady, Bishop Guertin, Bedford, Bow, Concord, Con-Val, Goffstown, Fall Mountain, Franklin, Hanover, Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton, Hollis-Brookline, John Stark, Kearsarge, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester Central, Manchester Memorial, Manchester West, Mascoma, Milford, Merrimack, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Nashua North, Nashua South, Newfound Regional, Newport, Plymouth, Souhegan, Stevens, and Trinity.
The 26 schools represented by the East All-Star, including Alvirne, Campbell, Dover, Epping-Newmarket, Exeter, Farmington, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Kennett, Kingswood, Laconia, Londonderry, Pelham, Pembroke, Portsmouth, Pinkerton Academy, Raymond, Salem, Sanborn, Somersworth, Spaulding, St. Thomas, Timberlane, Winnacunnet, Windham, and Winnisquam.
The New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star Football Game Executive Board, at the suggestion of the Football Committee, reserves the right to adjust the alignment of teams each year to ensure equal opportunity for players and a competitive game.
In order for the players and coaches to understand the cause for which they are competing, each will participate in activities that will enhance his knowledge of CHaD:
- Players and coaches tour CHaD in Lebanon before the game.
- Games, crafts and other activities bring together the All-Stars and children for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Coaches and players gain a personal understanding of the meaning of the game though their interaction with coaches and volunteer organizers
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