Roster Announced for 3rd Annual CHaD All-Star Football Charity Game


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MANCHESTER, N.H. - Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is pleased to announce its roster for the 3rd annual CHaD NH East – West High School All-Star Football Game, presented by Bedford and Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Centers, which includes 80 top athletes from across New Hampshire. The game, which raises funds for CHaD, features standout graduating senior athletes from every division in a battle between teams East and West. The game is set for June 28, 2014 at Saint Anselm College’s Grappone Stadium.

Head coaches Paul Lavigne (West) and Tony Johnson (East) along with their coaching staffs selected teams from a pool of nearly 170 players. Players were nominated by head coaches from granite state high schools.

“The game promises to be a memorable one,” said Nick Vailas, game founder and president of the Bedford & Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Centers. “Both teams East and West are made up of players believed to be the strongest in the state. These young men will not only take away the skills and lessons from the work they put into this game, but also the experience of learning what it means to give back.”

In addition to providing much needed funding for vital CHaD services,  the game aims to teach the importance of philanthropy to its young participants. Players voluntarily raise funds for the cause, seeking the generosity of family, friends, and local businesses. The game has raised more than $500,000 since its founding 2011. More details about the game and full rosters can be found at

About CHaD:

As New Hampshire's full service, comprehensive children's hospital, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond, as northern New England’s children’s hospital. CHaD offers both inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover. Primary care is available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua, New London, and Plymouth.

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