It’s the official kick off for high school football in the Lowcountry – the annual Sertoma Football Classic. For 47 years, local high school students from the tri-county area come together to showcase their school’s talent both on the football field and off. The 2017 Hendrick Charleston Sertoma Football Classic is Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11, at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Tickets for this annual tradition are now on sale via local participating high school cheerleading teams and online at CharlestonSertoma.org. Tickets are $12.
The cheerleading teams will be picking up their tickets from local Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships throughout the Lowcountry from July 14 – July 21 during scheduled times. Follow the 47th Annual Hendrick Charleston Sertoma Football Classic on social media for locations and times of ticket pick-up by using the hashtag #HendrickSertoma.
Not only are cheerleading teams the main ticket sales outlet for this event, one dollar from each ticket they sell goes back to their high school cheerleading and football teams.
“Each year, the Classic matures and blossoms in different ways. It’s so important for these students to know that their hard work is helping not only the charities that help children but also their team and school. The camaraderie and spirit these students annually showcase is why the Sertoma Classic has been around for almost 50 years.” said Susan Spearman, President of Sertoma Club of Charleston.
Last year, the proceeds from the Classic allowed the Sertoma Club of Charleston to award more than $90,000 to local charities and high schools that participated in the event. Those charities receiving financial awards have been chosen by the Sertoma Club of Charleston because they serve children and families throughout the Tri-county area. A list of charities are available online at CharlestonSertoma.org. Gates for the event will open at 4:00 p.m. and kick off is at 5:00 p.m.
The 2017 Hendrick Charleston Sertoma Football Classic Match-ups:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
North Charleston vs. Northwood Academy 2 quarters
Cane Bay vs. St. John’s 2 quarters
First Baptist vs. Military Magnet 1 quarter
Palmetto Christian Academy vs. Military Magnet 1 quarter
Oceanside Collegiate vs. Timberland 2 quarters
West Ashley vs. Stall 2 quarters
Friday, August 11, 2017
Burke vs. Charleston School of Math & Science 2 quarters
Pinewood Prep vs. Garrett 2 quarters
Stratford vs. Baptist Hill 2 quarters
Porter Gaud vs. Academic Magnet 2 quarters
Bishop England vs. Goose Creek 2 quarters
Callie Vanderbilt and Debbie McKelvey are the 2017 Sertoma Football Classic Co-Chairs. Please contact Debbie at 843-991-0681 for any questions/concerns regarding the match-ups.
Although the entertainment and excitement of the game usually takes the spotlight, the importance of the game is continue the giving mission of the Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) Club of Charleston. Visit CharlestonSertoma.org