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PA East West All-Star Football Game Benefits Children's Hospitals

The game will be held Sunday, May 6, at Gateway High School in Monroeville.

Talented high school students from throughout the state will be competing in a football game to raise money for children's hospitals.

The 2012 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PFSCA) East West All-Star Game will be held Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Gateway High School's Antimarino Stadium in Monroeville. The school is at 5000 Gateway Campus Boulevard. The cost is $7, and tickets are available at the gate.

The game, once an annual tradition, has been reinstituted to help recognize talented young high school football players from across Pennsylvania. The event will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC andThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Homer Delattre of Corry High School will serve as the West Squad head coach and Joe Repshis from Abington Heights High School will serve as the East Squad head coach. Each squad consists of 34 high school seniors who represent some of the finest football talent in Pennsylvania.

Congressman Tim Murphy, a PhD psychologist who trained at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, will toss the coin for the kick-off.

Murphy, whose 18th congressional district includes parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland counties, has long been a champion of children’s health care issues.

"Pennsylvanians are fortunate to not only produce the top athletes in the nation, but having Children's Hospitals of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, two of the best in the world," Murphy said in a press release. "I'm thrilled to be part of this exciting event for an important cause."

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