Chosa Chosen for All-Star Charity Football Game in July


Maddie Jaloszynski, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Senior Mitch Chosa will be playing in the 2019 North vs. South All-Star Charity Football Game in July.

Each year, more than 400 players are nominated and 220 are chosen to take part. In return for the honor of participating, each player raises at least $750 in funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the game’s beneficiary.

“I found out about this organization through donating to previous players that were selected to play in the game,” Chosa said.

The players are recommended to play by their high school coach. Head Coach Michael Rader recommended Chosa to be a part of the team this summer.

Less than a month ago, Chosa learned that he to would be playing in this football game.

“It’s a really big honor not only to play in the game with the best players in the state but also to raise funds for Children’s Hospital and know that a difference is being made,” Chosa said.

Garret Kempen from West De Pere is also playing in the game. He is planning on attending Michigan Tech next fall as well as Chosa. They plan to room together.

The game is on July 20, and Chosa will go down to Oshkosh on July 13 and practice that whole week.

Chosa mainly promoted his cause and asked for donations through social media. He also asked the people he is close with.

He did not get to choose this charity. The game is sponsored by Children’s Hospital, so naturally all the funds raised will go to the hospital where they are most needed.

The goal for the amount of money to be raised was given to the player by the coaches, so every player is encouraged to raise the goal or even more. If a player doesn’t raise enough money, he will still get to play.

“There are a lot of aspects I am looking forward to, meeting lots of new guys and playing football one last time in high school. But the aspect I am most looking forward to is definitely meeting the kids that the funds are going to benefit,” Chosa said.

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