All-star football game raising funds for nonprofit
Some of the top high school football players in West Michigan will be playing for a good cause this weekend.
The 2018 Addix All-Star Game will be played Friday at Hope College’s Ray and Sue Smith Stadium at 7 p.m.
All the proceeds from the third-annual game will be donated to the programs and services provided at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
The nonprofit provides free emotional health care to people on "any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.”
The game is for select players from as far south as the Indiana border to as far north as Traverse City, to as far west as Lake Michigan and as far east as Lansing.
The players were nominated for the game by families and coaches between November and February. In March, coaches drafted players to create their rosters for Team Stripes and Team Stars.
Cheerleaders from Caledonia and Portage Northern high schools will be performing at the game.
Since the football game began in 2016, it has raised $40,000. This year, organizers are aiming to raise between $20,000 to $25,000 for the cause.
Addix is also challenging individual communities/schools to each raise $2,997, which will fund 81 free member visits to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
In return, each community/school that reaches the goal will receive 30 custom dri-fit shirts from Addix, a jersey presentation to community members who are affected by cancer and a sponsorship sign that will be posted at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
Tickets to the game are $10 at the gate and pre-order.
Addix All-Star Game T-shirts are available to pre-order for $20, and if they’re worn to the game, admission will be free.
Children five and younger will get in for free.