Tickets for the which will pit the best high school senior gridiron stars against each other on Thursday night, May 31, at Widener University in Chester, continue to be sold for $5 each at all TD Bank branches in Delaware County.
The bank is selling tickets at all teller's windows during normal business hours, providing countywide outlets for the tickets prior to the Hero Bowl, said County Council Chairman Thomas J. McGarrigle in a press release.
There are two TD Bank locations in the Marple Newtown area–one off of and another off of . Call 888-751-9000 for other TD Bank locations.
TD Bank is providing major corporate sponsorship with a $12,000 donation to the through the Hero Bowl. The game is sponsored by Delaware County Council and the Delaware County High School Football Coaches Association as well as TD Bank.
Pre-game festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Kickoff for the 36th Annual Hero Bowl is set for 7:30 p.m. Players from the Central League will be joined by members of squads from and Haverford School, who make up the West team, to face the East team which consists of players from the Del-Val League, Monsignor Bonner, Archbishop Carroll and Cardinal O’Hara high schools.
Players for the Hero Bowl were picked by the Coaches Association for the teams to be coached by Garnet Valley High School Coach Mike Ricci and Monsignor Bonner High School Coach Tom Oropeza.
A few of the local players participating in this year's Hero Bowl include: , , , , and , of ; and Julian O'Neill and Joseph Flannery, of Episcopal Academy.
Hero Bowl activities will also feature a boys mile relay race at halftime among the best high school track runners in the county, said County Detective Robert T. Lythgoe in a recent press release, Chairman of the Hero Bowl and President of the Hero Fund board of directors.
The competition is being held for the 31st consecutive year to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County, Inc., which was founded in 1977 by County Council at the urging of two members of Upper Darby Township Council to provide college scholarships for children of police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Tickets will also be sold at the gate on game night for $5.