Central Dauphin School District

600 Rutherford Road Harrisburg PA, 17109 • 717.545.4703

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Big 33 Buddy Recruitment Information

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MORE DETAILS re: BIG 33 Buddy Program :

  • Big 33 Buddy Program on Wednesday June 14th 2017 , between 9am-3pm  /// Big 33 Game day: June 17th  
  • Participants age 5-21- but for this year only, they will accept participants that are over 21.  
  • Traditionally the Big 33 football game has showcased the top high school football players and cheerleaders from across Pennsylvania and Maryland in an exciting competitive game among the best from both states. 
  • This year is the 60th Anniversary of the Big 33 Football game, which will be hosted by the National Football coaches association and Dauphin County Commissioners. The actual Game will be on June 17th 2017 at 7pm with a huge Community fair starting at 3pm until kickoff. There are weeklong activities leading up to the game to engage the cheerleaders and football players in the development of positive social character …
  ·         **One such activity is to have each cheerleader and each football player connect with a buddy (special needs student) which they will work with one on one to participate together in a sort of special Olympic whereby each student receives an award for their participation. In addition each special need student and their family member or chaperone get free passes to the actual Big 33 game on June 17th 2017 to sit on the field ringside seating to watch the game and cheer for their football player or cheerleader.