Premier Big 33 high school football game on Sunday, May 28 featuring top all stars from Pennsylvania and Maryland plus buddies and cheerleaders
WHAT: Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team for the 66th Football Classic will be honored by state lawmakers, along with this year’s cheerleaders and buddies at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Attending the Celebration will be:
Garry Cathell, Executive Director, Big 33 and PSFCA
PA State Senator Mike Regan
PA Big 33 Coach Mike Farr, Schuylkill Haven
Big 33 PA Team players, Big 33 Cheerleaders
2023 Big 33 Buddy Captains Jackson Farmen – MD and Aiden Corby – PA
2022 Big 33 Buddy Captain Caden Capitani
Coaches, Host Families, Sponsors, State Lawmakers
The Peyton Walker Foundation
***Brief Program plus Presentations to Big 33 players and Cheerleaders attending from across PA along with photos with State Lawmakers.
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association’s (PSFCA) 66th Big 33 Football Classic will be played on Sunday, May 28 at Bishop McDevitt’s Rocco Ortenzio Stadium in Dauphin County. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. / PA STATE CAPITOL, MAIN ROTUNDA, Harrisburg
Under the leadership of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association, the Dauphin County Commissioners and Commonwealth of PA are partnering to support the PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic, that has also been described as the “Super Bowl of High School Football,” and has chosen a team since 1957. Every NFL Super Bowl has proudly featured Big 33 Alums!
“We are thrilled to celebrate this year’s extraordinary student athletes, cheerleaders and buddies at the State Capitol with their state lawmakers and other special guests. It’s a huge honor for these talented youth from across the state to participate in the Big 33 Program. We are grateful we can recognize them at this special PA Capitol Celebration for all of their outstanding achievements,” said Garry Cathell, executive director of PSFCA and the Big 33 Football Classic.
Some well-known Big 33 alumni and NFL greats include: Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Ricky Waters, Ben Roethlisberger, Kyle Brady, Jordan Hill, and Damar Hamlin. The Big 33 Buddy Program is designed to partner youth with special needs with a Big 33 cheerleader or football player. Cheer buddies participate in the halftime routine. All buddies enjoy time with their players and cheerleaders during Big 33 weekend.
For more information, go to www. big33.org or follow them on Facebook @Big33FootballClassic, Instagram @PFSCABig33FootballClassic or on Twitter @psfcabig33. Money raised from the game helps support all PSFCA Big 33 programs, including the Big 33 Buddy Program which connects individuals with special needs with all-star athletes in football, cheerleading and beyond. Proceeds also assist in supporting military appreciation aspects of the Memorial Day Weekend.