And for the first time in years, the event will be returning to Seminole County as the game will begin at 7 p.m. on Booster Field at Tom Story Stadium on the campus of Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs.
In addition to the premier football players and coaches from the Central Florida area, the game also invites the top cheerleaders from across an eight county area.
Seminole County fans are also in for another treat as for the second straight year all practices for both teams will be held at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium beginning today (Saturday, December 8), but the times have not been announced.
However, practices will also be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10-12, from 6 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m.
A combine for underclassmen will be also held at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium this morning (Saturday) with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the combine being held at 9 a.m. This event is open to the public.
Participation in the combine is on an invitation-only basis and open to high school juniors.
The game itself will be simulcast live on ESPN Radio 1080 AM. And you will be able to relive the excitement of the 2007 All-star Game by watching it on Brighthouse Network during January and it will also be available On-Demand for free (check local listings for channel and exact time).
More importantly, since its inception in 1999, the event has raised money and awareness for the many programs Special Olympics Florida offers its 15,000 athletes.
The Game mobilizes teen volunteerism for Special Olympics Florida. As a result, stereotypes are shattered, barriers are broken, and perceptions are changed.
Even before the first down is played, Special Olympics Florida has already scored a victory!
Tickets are just $5 at the gate and all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Florida.
The East Team, which includes players and cheerleaders from Brevard, Flagler, Seminole and Volusia Counties, will be coached by Oviedo High School’s Greg Register.
Register will have Kenneth Cain, Wes Allen and Ken Kroog from his own Lions staff as assistants as well as Bill Caughell from Lyman High School, George Clayton and Steven Mikles from Lake Brantley High School, Kenny Coutain from Pine Ridge High School in Deltona and Roderick Lawson from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne.
Cheerleaders from Seminole County schools include Alexis Jacobs and Katie McElyea from Orangewood Christian; Brittany Kelly and Jessica Crawford from Winter Springs; Caitlin Adamowicz, Danielle Walden and Lena Brake from Seminole; Chelsea Hutchinson and Christy Sheffield from Lyman; Clara Kruger and Katie Simms from Trinity Prep; Courtnee Bradley and Nikki Keating from Lake Brantley; Haley Dzurino and Kelsea Gutierrez from Lake Mary High; and Crystal Sanders and Skyler Andrews from Lake Howell.
Seminole County players on the East squad include defensive lineman Johnny Butts, offensive lineman Kevin Halverson and wide receiver/defensive back Mitch McGrath from Lake Brantley; center Nick Kemper and running back Chris Perry from Lake Howell; linebacker Mike Lanaris and defensive back/free safety Steven Rogers from Lake Mary; linebacker Ben Vandermey from Lyman; defensive tackle Dwight Tucker and defensive back Garret Wilkins from Oviedo; offensive lineman Adrain Haughton from Seminole; wide receiver/quarterback/free safety Drew Christy from Trinity Prep; and punter/tight end Justin Brockhaus-Kann and linebacker Jake Ciccarello from Winter Springs.
Also making up the East squad are offensive tackle Jimmy Brantley, running back Dominic Harris and quarterback Jacob Younger from Titusville Astronaut; wide receiver/kick returner Corey Broomfield from Palm Bay-Bayside High; Defensive lineman Joe Yagatich from Cocoa Beach; defensive back David Rowe from Cocoa High; offensive lineman/defensive lineman Clayton Berry and running back/linebacker Thomas Fleming from Deltona High School; defensive back Justin Rose from Eau Gallie; running back/lick returner Marcus Mitchell from Flagler Palm Coast High in Bunnell; linebacker/defensive end/fullback Tony Walding from Florida Air Academy; wide receiver Antonio Bell and defensive lineman/offensive lineman Cornelius Wheeler from Daytona Beach-Mainland; linebacker Kyle Hayes from Merritt Island; linebacker Calvin Blount from New Smyrna; running back Stephon Mercer from Palm Bay; offensive lineman Gabriel Rios from Pine Ridge; tight end/defensive lineman Clinton Horvath from Rockledge; wide receiver/defensive back Leroy Houston and defensive tackle/defensive end Kasey Smith from Daytona Beach-Seabreeze; defensive back DJ David Howard and placekicker Matt McCutcheon from Port Orange-Spruce Creek; defensive back Mitch Trulbee from Pierson-Taylor High; defensive lineman/fullback Chris Joly from Titusville High; fullback/linebacker Jacolby Washington from Deltona-Trinity Christian Academy; wide receiver/defensive back Richard Wallace from South Daytona-Warner Christian Academy; and offensive lineman/defensive tackle Tyler Bray from Melbourne-Space Coast High.
The West Team, made up of players from Orange, Osceola, Lake and Sumter Counties will have Bishop Moore’s Matt Hedrick as the head coach with Anthony Nassar and Tim Murphy from the Hornets serving as assistant coaches along with Charles Nassar and Tom Valenta from Leesburg High School; Vern Mitchell from Freedom High School; Tim Schiflet from Winter Park High School; Leroy Kinard from The First Academy; Mark Jackson from St. Cloud High School; and Tim Smith from West Orange High School.
Super kicker Alan Gendreau from Orangewood Christian School will be a member of the West squad.