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Blue-Gold football game this Saturday

June 22, 2012

Delaware’s 57th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All★Star Football Game is one of Delaware’s premier benefit events and is for a good cause, helping those with intellectual disabilities. It’s always a great game, with high school all-star players, band members, and cheerleaders from around the state. And since this is Delaware after all, you are guaranteed to meet your friends and your elected officials (and those who would like to become elected officials!) One year I bought a hot dog from Governor Tom Carper as he walked the stands selling hot dogs.

Kickoff is at 7pm, but there are pre-game activities for the kids and of course, tailgating:

57th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kid’s Activities start at 4 PM
Stadium Gates open at 5 PM
Pre-Game Activities start at 6 PM
Kickoff at 7 PM
Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, Newark

Tickets are available online through TicketLeap,  at all Delaware Grotto Pizza Restaurants and at Delaware Stadium in Newark on Game Day starting at 3:30 PM. General Admission Tickets are $10, Student Tickets are $7 and there are online discounts for groups of 10 or more.

It’s more than just a football game. For weeks before the game, the football players and cheerleaders are matched with individual “buddies” who benefit from the programs, and they spend time together at their homes and other events, even if it’s just having a catch. I know this first-hand, because my younger brother with Downs Syndrome was always thrilled when his buddy came to visit. These high school kids really are All Stars.

So even if you’re not sure if you can go, pick up a few tickets anyway.

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  1. June 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Final score: Both teams won, 37-19.

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