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As All-Star break arrives in Wisconsin, high-school football takes center field on July 18

July 16, 2015

WFCA 2015Wisconsin’s best athletes playing in charity game to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The 39th annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association’s All-Star Charity Football Game benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin takes place at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on Saturday, July 18. Games are played throughout the day starting with 8-man football at 10 a.m. Division 4-7 teams begin play at 2 p.m. followed by Division 1-3 teams at 6 p.m.

Football players throughout Wisconsin were nominated by their high school coaches to play in the annual North vs. South games. In return for the prestigious honor of participating, each player raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the game’s beneficiary. Wisconsin’s best high school athletes are using their talents on and off the field to bring the best care to kids in need and are succeeding! This year’s combined fundraising efforts by players and coaches generated more than $500,000 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

“There will be no losers,” said Frank Matrise, President of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.   “This All-Star game provides us with the opportunity to help kids in need. Funds raised benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, making these games a win, whatever the score.” To view a list of all high school seniors participating in the All-Star Charity Football Game, visit chw.org/allstargame.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in nine specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2012, Children’s invested more than $117 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
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