The 2016 Kickoff Classic Luncheon took place on Saturday, August 13 at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Eight Tucson area high school football teams listened to keynote speaker Lance Briggs in advance of the Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic Football Games.
Congratulations to Jeremiah Kong Delgado from Canyon Del Oro High School for being chosen the 2016 Coaches for Charity Scholarship Recipient.
Herman House, Director of Interscholastics for TUSD presents awards at 2016 AIA luncheon at Amphi High School
Patsy Harris, AP/AD at CDO, Tommy Steele, Service Award recipient
Jay Campos, AD at Sabino, Bill Taylor, Service Award recipient
Sarah Whaley, AP/AD at Marana, Roger LaFaye Ray McNally award recipient
|Jay Campos, AD at Sabino accepting the Ray McNally Award on behalf of Brooks Reid|
|Rich Ormand, AP/AD at Marana Mt View, Bill Carson Lanny Williams Award recipient|
COACHES FOR CHARITY Press Conference
August 19, 2015 - Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park
COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic Luncheon
A celebration of football, teamwork, school spirit, competition and scholarship.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12 Noon
Doubletree Hotel - 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson
Coach Andy Lopez was honored as the 2015 COACHES FOR CHARITY Signature Coach
Guests included the players and coaches of the participating high school football teams with a keynote speech from Coach Lopez. Alan Michaels served as Master of Ceremonies of the luncheon.
The Fifth Annual COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic is the official start of high school football season highlighting six teams in a three-game event to be held Thursday, August 20 with Kickoff Games Sahuaro at Sahuarita and Palo Verde at Flowing Wells, On Friday, August 21 the signature game features Hamilton at Ironwood Ridge and Snowflake at Amphi.
Coaches for Charity is a 501(c)3 charity. The purpose of the COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic is to celebrate school spirit, focus on teamwork, healthy competition and to raise scholarship funds for student-athletes.
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Coaches for Charity is proud of its partnership with the Roskruge Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament.
The mission of the Roskruge Cougar Classic is to provide an exciting event for elementary and middle school athletes utilizing both quality facilities and experienced high school and college referees in a safe atmosphere of good sportsmanship. Over 500 student athletes will be participating in the 34th annual Roskruge Cougar Classic basketball tournament in February of 2016.
Coaches for Charity is assisting the Roskruge Cougar Classic with public relations and arranging corporate sponsorships. In addition, Coaches for Charity has made direct contributions to the Roskruge Cougar Classic to help with the expense of the tournament and awards banquet.
"It's for the kids," said Dr. Edward Ackerley, Executive Director of Coaches for Charity. "Tournament founder and director Dale Lopez keeps the entry fees as low as possible so for many of these kids the Roskruge Cougar Classic is their first and only opportunity to play organized basketball indoors on wooden courts with a clock and scoreboard, quality officials and bleachers full of cheering friends and family."