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HIGH SCHOOL ALL STAR FOOTBALL CHARITY EVENT AT PINER

by / Saturday, 27 December 2014 / Published in News

The 2nd annual Tri-County Football All Star Game kicks off Dec. 27th.  The game will be at Piner High School with a kickoff set for noon.

This game features the top senior players from Napa, Marin and Sonoma
Counties. Played in front of 1,200 people last year this game is to bring
awareness to the five thousand kids in foster care.  “There are way too
many kids without a parent. It really is sad,” says Executive Director,
Matt Williams. He added, “There are some staggering facts about kids that
are in the system and age out of the system. There are six thousand kids
in the foster system in Northern California and former foster children
have surpassed veterans as the number one group in California’s homeless
shelters.”

This year’s game has 84 players participating from 25 different teams.
Jimmy Cerf, offensive coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul High School is
the head coach for the “Team White.” “I’m honored to be the head coach of
this talented team.”  Cerf added, “Plus this is such an eye opening great
cause. It’s going to be fun.” John Antonio head coach for Piner High
School is the coach for “Team Blue.” “It’s great to be able to coach these
great players in what will ultimately be their last high school football
game.” He then spoke about the kids in foster care, “Bringing awareness
and helping the kids during the holiday season just makes it that much
more special.”

Here are more some staggering facts…
• 70 percent of all California prison inmates spent time in the Foster
Care System.
• Former foster youth experience post-traumatic stress disorder at twice
the rate of U.S. war veterans.
• Half of the homeless people in the Bay Area are former foster children!
• In California, 65% leave Foster Care without a place to live!
• The unemployment rate among former foster youth ages 18 to 24 is 50
percent!

Ticket Prices

Adults $10.00

Kids 6 through high school (must show ID) is $5.00.

5 and under are Free.

Gates open at 10:30
For more information please call Matt Williams at 208-371-6479

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