The COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic is the official start of the high school football season. Eight teams are invited to play games the week before the regular season. The participants are given a “bowl-like experience” complete with a press conference, interviews, media coverage and a banquet featuring a well-known keynote speaker.

The purpose of the COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic is to celebrate school spirit, focus on teamwork, healthy competition and to raise scholarship funds for student athletes.

The COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic has been an annual event since the inaugural games in 2010.


The 2019 COACHES FOR CHARITY Kickoff Classic Schedule includes:

Thursday, August 22nd – Kickoff Game

Flowing Wells High School at Canyon Del Oro High School


Friday, August 23rd – Spotlight Games

Maryvale High School (Phoenix) at Tucson High School

Buena High School (Sierra Vista) at Catalina Foothills High School

Rio Rico High School at Pusch Ridge High School


A “Signature Coach Award” will be given to a deserving coach from each school during the games. In addition, COACHES FOR CHARITY Scholarships will be awarded at each game.



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