New Hampshire Football Report

Brown, Lauzon named CHaD coaches

Team West’s Andrew Duval during the 2018 CHaD game.

BEDFORD — With the New Hampshire high school football season entering its final weekend, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) has announced the game date and the head coaches for the 2019 CHaD New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star Football Game.

More than 80 graduating seniors will suit up to raise money for programs and services at CHaD on June 29 at Wildcat Stadium on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Kick-off is 6 p.m.

Eric Brown, head coach at Concord High School, will return to the sideline for Team West in 2019.  He led West to a come-from-behind 24-20 victory in the 2018 game at UNH.  Brown is completing his 28th season at Concord, including his ninth as the head man.  Under his tutelage, the Crimson Tide won the state championship in 2013.  The 2019 game will be Brown’s second as Team West head coach and his third overall.

Londonderry’s Jimmy Lauzon takes over Team East after four years of leadership provided by Laconia’s Craig Kozens.  Lauzon, an East assistant for the last three years, is coming to the end of his fifth season at Londonderry.  His team has an impressive 7-1 record and enters the final weekend one victory away from the top ranking in the East/South side of the Division I bracket.  Lauzon began his coaching career at age 22, when he was hired by his alma mater, Manchester West.  He then spent two years as an assistant at Saint Anselm College before assuming his current role in 2014.

The selection process for the players to be coached by Brown and Lauzon is underway.  Nomination are pouring in from coaches across the state, and the CHaD coaching staffs will gather in November to review nominations and fill out their roster of 43 players.  Once selected, players will gather at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon to tour CHaD and learn more about what and who this game supports.  Players are not required to fundraise but the class of 2018 players did so in record fashion.  The teams combined to raise over $92,000, led by Michael Boucher of Milford, who generated nearly $9,000.

The funds raised by the game are utilized to support programs not funded by traditional means.  These programs provide myriad services to CHaD kids and families, such as Molly’s Place and the Family Center, Child Life department, child advocacy and protection program, and countless others.  One of the main benefactors of the game is Kristen’s Gift Endowment Fund, which supports kids and families fighting pediatric cancer at CHaD.

Thanks to players, sponsors, donors, and fans, the 2018 game generated $275,000 for CHaD, the most in the event’s seven-year history.  Team West won the fundraising battle as well as the game on the field, improving the squad’s overall record against East to 5-2.

Rosters will be announced in early January with tickets for the game going on sale shortly thereafter.  Info on the 2019 game, plus game history, can be found at www.CHaDAllStarFootball.org.

About CHaD:        

New Hampshire’s only full service, comprehensive children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at DartmouthHitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond.  CHaD offers inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at DartmouthHitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at WentworthDouglass Hospital, Dover and in Exeter. Primary care is available at DartmouthHitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Nashua, N.H. as well as Bennington, Vt.

For more information about CHaD, please visit www.chadkids.org or contact us at (603) 650KIDS or chad.community.relations@hitchcock.org.

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