N/S ROTARY ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME

   The 33rd N/S Rotary Football game will be played on June 23rd 2018 at Veteran Stadium in Merced.  Kickoff time is at 7:45 p.m. and we hope to have a crowd of around 2000 plus.   The game is used as a fundraiser that highlights and acknowledges the talented students that live in the Central Valley.  The North coaches will be announced in December 2017 . Last year's final score was 35-21 in favor of the NORTH.  NORTH leads in victories 17 to 15.

The proceeds raised from this premier event have funded a total of 294($1,000.00) scholarships since 1992. Any boy or girl student attending a participating school can apply for these scholarships and several of the All-Stars have earned the additional honor of being a scholarship winner! We had  34 students win $1,000.00 scholarships from the game proceeds from last year's game. There are currently 37 Rotary Clubs in the valley that make contributions towards the game.  

The game has been played since 1984 and showcases gridiron talent from the Central Valley. The inaugural contest was played at Avenal High School and then was moved to Chowchilla High School in the summer of 1986. In 2012 the game was moved to Veteran Stadium, located in Merced ( a brand new turf field stadium that seats 4000). Student athletes from 62 different high schools have earned the All-Star title since the game's inception. Each year there are 104 players selected to play in the game.

The 32nd N/S Rotary Football Game had two new schools on each side.  We added Modesto and Beyer HS to the North Team and Bullard and Edison HS to the South Team.

Participants in the game and scholarship program have gone on to become doctors, pharmacists, business managers, teachers, coaches and even professional athletes. There have been a total of six players who have played in the N/S Rotary All-Star Game that have played in the Super Bowl.