New Hampshire Football Report

CHaD honors Belsky, Burrows

BEDFORD – Despite the cancellation of the on-field contest, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is announcing the winners of two important awards associated with the CHaD New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star Football Game.  Each year, one student-athlete takes home a $500 book award as the game’s top fundraiser while another is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship based on their community service courtesy of the Dan Duval Charitable Trust.

This year’s recipient of the Dan Duval Community Service Scholarship is Mason Belsky of Team East and Windham High School.  Belsky has completed over 520 hours of community service at Windham High School, highlighted by his work with Victory Over Addiction.  He organized a marquee event, the Run 4 Recovery Color Race, in 2018 and 2019, raising over $11,000 to provide food, furniture, and supplies to addiction recovery homes. He was elected to the group’s board of directors as a junior in high school and served as the student branch president as a junior and senior.  In those roles, he recruited and mentored new members and helped raise over $8,000 for the organization from door-to-door summer fundraising drives.  Additional community service work included volunteering with the New Hampshire Food Bank and as an assistant coach for youth football and lacrosse programs.

In nine years, Belsky is the fourth recipient of the award from Windham High School, including his older brother Royce, the 2018 winner.  In the fall, Mason is headed to Bryant University to study business. He is being awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Duval Charitable Trust, established after the death of former Manchester athlete Dan Duval. Duval overcame substance-abuse issues to become a motivational speaker and resource for youth athletes before passing away at an early age.

The top fundraiser for the 2020 game is Colton Burrows, representing Team West and Milford High School.  Burrows raised nearly $5,000 before the game was cancelled late last month.  Burrows efforts highlighted the support for the game from the Milford community, earning donations from the Milford Rotary Club, Milford Football supporters, and dozens of online donations through Facebook.  He is the second player from Milford to earn top-fundraising honors after Michael Boucher raised $9,000 in 2018. A lineman, Burrows will take home a $500 book award, which will come in handy when he continues his career at Plymouth State University, playing football and studying exercise science.

Both teams were represented quite well in the early fundraising before the game’s cancellation.  They combined to raise over $45,000 despite the pandemic.  With Burrows leading, Team West was the top fundraising team by pulling in more than $24,000.  Team East’s top fundraiser was Londonderry’s Alex Tsetsilas, who raised nearly $2,500.  A total of ten players raised at least $1,000 individually.  In nine years, the players have voluntarily raised $535,000 for the cause.


About CHaD:        

As New Hampshire’s only full service, comprehensive children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (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 Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at Wentworth‐Douglass Hospital in Dover.  Primary care is available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Nashua, N.H., and Bennington, Vt.


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