Changes made to East-West All-Star rosters
The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock has announced the addition of four new players to the New Hampshire East-West All-Star Football Game rosters, Team East will now include Winnacunnet High School's Charles 'CJ' Wooster, Pelham High School's John Bourk, and Campbell High School's Dylan Andrews. Team West added Franklin High School's Mike McLean.
Jim Shubert and Patrick O'Neil have been selected as the athletic directors for this year's game.
Schubert will serve as the Team East athletic director. He was an All-State football player at Manchester Central High School, and played in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in 1966. He attended Ferrum Jr. College and then transferred to Wake Forest University, where he played varsity football for two years. His coaching resume spans the course of several decades, including coaching Manchester Central High school to six state championships, and New Hampshire to a Shrine Bowl victory in 2006.
O'Neil will serve as the Team West athletic director. O'Neil was an All-State football player at Trinity High School in Manchester, and played in the 1980 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire, and has been a teacher in the Manchester school system for 28 years. O'Neil was part of the coaching staff for four different Shrine Games, and has split his 28-year high school coaching career between Manchester West High School and Trinity High School, helping lead both schools to several postseason appearances.
"We are thrilled to welcome our newest players, as well as to have Patrick and Jim joining the inaugural game, said Nick Vailas, founder of the All-Star Game. "Their level of expertise and community advocacy provides a wonderful addition to both teams and we are honored to have them."
The game benefits the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and is powered by the Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center (BASC). It features graduating seniors from across the Granite State and the inaugural game will be played at the University of New Hampshire's Cowell Stadium on June 23 (1 p.m.).
More details about the game and ticket purchases can be found at www.CHaDAllStarFootball.org. To date, over $130,000 has been committed in sponsorships in addition to in-kind sponsor, Nike Football, agreeing to provide uniforms and apparel for the game's coaches and players.