Crosstown game benefits military families

Jason Rapp, Adams High School Athletic Director


While many games remain on the respective schedules for the Adams and Rochester High School football teams, both squads are looking forward to their week 8 matchup with much anticipation.  With “Freedom is Not Free” serving as the event theme, the 2015 Crosstown Charity Bowl will be hosted at the Adams High School stadium on Friday, October 16th at 7:00 pm, pitting the Rochester Falcons vs. the Rochester Adams Highlanders.   


The Crosstown Charity Bowl is a charitable initiative, focused on honoring former and current military service personnel, while raising funds for individuals in need who have served, or are currently serving our country.   All proceeds raised leading up to and during the game will benefit Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and military families.  

Approximately 93% of all funds raised by/for Operation Homefront directly support their program services.  Revenues raised from the event will be designated for distribution to Operation Homefront recipients in Michigan, with an emphasis on those military families with need in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

 The football players and cheerleading squads from both schools will be wearing special digital camo jerseys in honor of, or in memory of a veteran, or current service member.  Special pre and postgame activities will take place, with the highlight being the presentation of jerseys to those being honored at the conclusion of the contest.  

Spectators are also encouraged to buy event t-shirts which will be on sale at each school for $15 each.  Proceeds from the t-shirt not only support the charity, but will also serve as admission to the game.  Veterans and active military personnel will be admitted to the game at no charge.  
“This event creates a unique opportunity for our school communities to join forces in honoring our military personnel, past and present, while raising funds in their honor,” commented Rochester Adams Athletic Director.  “The players and cheerleaders will have the opportunity to recognize someone special in their lives who has served our country, with the added benefit of aiding a charitable organization that will be able to assist military families in our area.  

Sponsors for the Crosstown Charity Bowl include:  Endodontic Associates, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Classic Shipping and Copy Center, Mayor Bryan Barnett and The City of Rochester Hills, American Flag & Banner, Adams Booster Club, Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods and the United States Air Force