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All-Star Charity Football Game returns July 16

July 12, 2016

OSHKOSH - The 2016 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Charity Football Games benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will take place at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium at the UW-Oshkosh campus on Saturday, July 16.  Kick-off for eight-man football will be at 10 a.m., Divisions 4-7 will be held at 2 p.m., followed by the teams for Divisions 1-3 taking the field at 6 p.m.

Football players from across the state were nominated by their high school coaches to play in the annual north vs. south games.  In return for the honor of participating, each player is required to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the game’s beneficiary.

“There will be no losers,” said Dan Brunner, executive director of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  “This all-star game provides us the opportunity to help those less fortunate than us.  We all win when someone benefits from our effort.”

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been the charity of choice for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association since 2006. In the nine-year partnership, more than $3 million has been raised through the All-Star Charity Football Games to benefit the patients in need. The fundraising efforts by the players and coaches involved in the 2015 games resulted in a record of more than $500,000 being raised for Children's. Children’s honored the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association with its 2015 Organization Award. Watch this video to learn more.

“Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to be the charity of choice for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association,” said Meg Brzyski Nelson, chief development officer for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “We are so thankful for the 220 players who raised money to help ensure that kids in Wisconsin have access to the best care.”

For more information about the games and the players’ fundraising efforts for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, visit www.chw.org/wfca.

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, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 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 2014, Children’s invested more than $102 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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