All State Football to Benefit Oregon Foster Kids (6th - 8th Grade)

 8th grader Camp Lacouture. Camp is a superior athlete from Suislaw Middle School in Florence. (Submitted Photo)

8th grader Camp Lacouture. Camp is a superior athlete from Suislaw Middle School in Florence. (Submitted Photo)

First Annual Oregon Youth All State Football Game Brings Awareness To Oregon Foster Kids Sleeping In Buildings

The first annual Oregon All State Game are looking for the top 6th, 7th and 8th grade football players to help bring awareness to Oregon’s Foster Care Problem. There are 500,000 kids’ nationwide in the foster system. There are 7,500 in the state of Oregon. Matt Williams one of the executive directors of the event was shocked to find out that Oregon may be last in the US when it comes to helping these kids. “It upsets me that we have kids sleeping in motels and in office buildings in the state of Oregon."  He added, “It makes me sad and angry that this is the situation. These kids need a break. More people need to get involved.”

The All State Game brings together the top youth football players in Oregon to The University of Oregon for an experience they will never forget. The 6th graders play with and against other 6th graders as do the 7th and 8th graders. It’s a Portland versus the rest of the state format. The all-stars will stay in the dorms and enjoy an all you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.  At nighttime the players will listen to dynamic speakers and do fun team building exercises and excursions.

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We are searching for the top players in Klamath Falls to represent their community but also to be involved in an event bigger than all of us. Part of the proceeds go to buying new backpacks for the foster kids. The games are free to attend. Instead of charging at the gate we want people to bring backpacks for foster kids. If that is out of the budget please come and enjoy the games.

If anyone knows of an all-star caliber football player in grades 6, 7 or 8th please have them go to www.oregonallstategame.com to submit the player.

If you would like to donate a backpack or get involved, please reach out to us at www.oregonallstategame.com or find us on Facebook and on twitter: Or_AllStateGame  or on Instagram: OregonAllStateGame 

Press release from Oregon All State Game