About the Game

Check out the highlights from the 2019 game!



HISTORY OF THE GAME

The CHaD NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game is an effort that began with inspiration from Manchester business leader Nick Vailas, who wanted to produce New Hampshire's first intrastate, high school football all-star game as a fundraising event for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). After contacting CHaD, Nick worked closely with CHaD to form the committees needed to execute the event.

The first game, powered by the Vailas' Bedford & Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Centers, made its debut on June 23, 2012,and has since raised over $2 million through the generosity and dedication of corporate sponsors, players, spirit team members, community leaders and steadfast committee members. Entering 2020, West leads the all-time series 5-3.

2012
Score: West-44, East 12
West Head Coach: Keith Jones
East Head Coach: Bill Raycraft
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Thaddeus Brown Jr. (Manchester Central)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Stephen Grzywacz (Manchester Central)
Highest Fundraiser: Stephen Grzywacz (Manchester Central)

2013
Score: West-13, East-7
West Head Coach: Jim Schubert
East Head Coach: Bob Camirand
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Rick Holt (Portsmouth)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Danny Cannone (Windham)
Highest Fundraiser: Dylan York (Bedford)

2014
Score: West-24, East-7
West Head Coach: Paul Lavigne
East Head Coach: Tony Johnson
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Marc Gaudet (Concord)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Brad Rhoades (Trinity)
Highest Fundraiser: Nicholas Vailas (Bedford)

2015
Score: East-29, West-15
West Head Coach: Keith Jones
East Head Coach: Craig Kozens
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Eric Fairweather (Londonderry
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Nate Arnold (Kennett)
Highest Fundraiser: Brendan McInnis (Windham

2016
Score: East-28, West-14
West Head Coach: Paul Lavigne
East Head Coach: Craig Kozens
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Jason Hughes (Timberlane)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Patrick Hume (Windham)
Highest Fundraiser: Bobby Heald (Bedford)

2017
Score: West-25, East-14
West Head Coach: Jim Schubert
East Head Coach: Craig Kozens
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Justin Grassini (Merrimack)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Liam Viviano (Winnacunnet)
Highest Fundraiser: Tim Ramsay (Exeter)

2018
Score: West-24, East-20
West Head Coach: Eric Brown
East Head Coach: Craig Kozens
Bo Dickson MVP Award: Moises Celaya (Team West/Hanover)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: Royce Belsky (Team East/Windham)
Highest Fundraiser: Michael Boucher (Team West/Milford)

2019
Score: East 17, West-13
West Head Coach: Eric Brown
East Head Coach: Jimmy Lauzon
Bo Dickson MVP Award:  Gannon Fast (Team East/Pinkerton)
Dan Duval Community Service Award: JJ Arnesen (Team West/Goffstown)
Highest Fundraiser: Thomas Morgan (Team West/Bedford)


The Teams

The game features two teams of 40+ players selected from nominations from head coaches during the fall. To be eligible for nomination, an athlete must compete for a New Hampshire high school football program recognized by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA). Each NHIAA division is represented by at least one athlete, and each school may not have more than five athletes selected as All-Stars. The teams will be divided based on geographic location into an East squad and a West squad; Route 3 and I-93 will serve as the dividing line.

Team West schools: Bishop Brady, Bishop Guertin, Bedford, Bow, Concord, Con-Val, Goffstown, Fall Mountain, Franklin, Hanover, Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton, Hollis-Brookline, John Stark, Kearsarge, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester Central, Manchester Memorial, Manchester West, Mascoma, Milford, Merrimack, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Nashua North, Nashua South, Newfound Regional, Newport, Plymouth, Souhegan, Stevens, and Trinity.

Team East schools: Alvirne, Campbell, Dover, Epping-Newmarket, Exeter, Farmington, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Kennett, Kingswood, Laconia, Londonderry, Pelham, Pembroke, Portsmouth, Pinkerton Academy, Raymond, Salem, Sanborn, Somersworth, Spaulding, St. Thomas, Timberlane, Winnacunnet, Windham, and Winnisquam.

The New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star Football Game Executive Board, at the suggestion of the Football Committee, reserves the right to adjust the alignment of teams each year to ensure equal opportunity for players and a competitive game.


Playing for the kids at CHaD

Kids heal better in a place they know and feel safe. As New Hampshire's full service, comprehensive children's hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. CHaD’s 13 locations offer access to 179 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, 77 general pediatricians, innovative research and today’s leading treatments, all in an environment that inspires comfort and hope. From the routine to the remarkable, CHaD is here when you need us, where you need us.

In order for the players and coaches to understand the cause for which they are competing, each will participate in activities that will enhance his knowledge of CHaD.

  • Players and coaches tour CHaD in Lebanon before the game.

  • Games, crafts and other activities bring together the All-Stars and children for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Coaches and players gain a personal understanding of the meaning of the game though their interaction with coaches and volunteer organizers

Learn more about CHaD.