In what is sure to be a "game not to miss" DeKalb alumni football players will face-off with rival Cannon County alumni on May 14 for an Alumni Football USA® game in neighboring Cannon County.
Alumni Football USA® president and founder Bob Cazet said the organization has put on over 1,000 games in 24 states in the past 29 years. They have helped raise over 770 thousand dollars for local communities around the country.
"Everyone has a great time revisiting yesteryear," stated Cazet. "We are proud to be a part of this phenomenon. All these guys are so happy the get one last chance on the field. I have had plenty of guys, after the game, in tears just for the opportunity. In May 2012 there were fathers playing with sons and nephews, a high school football coach playing despite a prosthetic leg, a 50-year-old who lost 68 pounds to play, a 19-year- old coached the winning team, and a soldier flew in from Afghanistan to play- and that was just one game."
Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. at the Cannon County High School field. Currently 44 DeKalb County players are registered for the game with Michael Shaw coaching the team.
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