The "Tailgate Tour" will be ready for visitors beginning at 5:30 p.m. while the game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off. This marks the 46th annual playing of this game, which is presented by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and sponsored by Grange Insurance.
The game features Indiana's best graduating seniors, a meet and greet with Indianapolis Colts football players and cheerleaders, games for children, prizes, halftime festivities and much more.
Head coaches chosen for this year's game are Brett St. Germain of Lake Central High School and Ott Hurrle of Scecina High School. Ticket proceeds will be donated to Camp Riley and Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Grange Insurance, based in Columbus, Ohio, is back for the sixth year as title sponsor for the Indiana All-Star game. "Last year was a huge success and we promise to provide a day full of activities and an amazing and competitive football game," said Tom Welch, President and CEO of Grange Insurance.
Camp Riley is recognized as one of the best residential camping programs in the Midwest available to youth with disabilities. Players and coaches will gain an unforgettable experience at Camp Riley while providing the children with memories and memorabilia they can keep forever. Each of the high school players will be paired with Camp Riley children where they will spend time playing games, getting to know one another and giving the children game jerseys, T-shirts and hats.
Admission to the Grange All-Star Classic is as follows:
Adults - $8
Students (ages 12-18 years old) - $5
Children (ages 5-11) - $4
Children (under 4 years old) - FREE
$1.00 off discount tickets are available (prior to July 12th). To order advance discount tickets, make your check payable to: North/ South All-Star Game, 1024 Warwick Road, Muncie, IN 47304.
Come join the fun and excitement of high school football on Friday, July 13th.
For more information on the Grange Insurance All-Star Classic visit: www.ifca.net
About Grange Insurance
Grange Insurance, with $2 billion in assets and $1.3 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Established in 1935, the company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.grangeinsurance.com.
About Camp Riley
Camp Riley empowers children with physical disabilities by providing enriching and life-changing experiences in a traditional camping environment tailored to each camper's individual needs. For 56 years, campers have shattered perceived limitations, met new friends and achieved greater accomplishments, allowing them to return home with a new sense of independence and confidence.
Physical disabilities don't keep these youth from scaling a 40-foot wall, swimming, horseback riding, climbing the steep "Cardiac Hill," or taking on other summer camp challenges. This year these youth are headed to Camp Riley where camaraderie, thrills, and a new perspective await them.
Camp Riley takes place at Bradford Woods, Indiana University's outdoor recreation center located 20 miles southwest of Indianapolis (near Martinsville, Ind.). Eligible children ages 8 to 18 can attend one of five Camp Riley sessions offered over a six-week span. The facility is universally accessible, the staff-to-camper ratio never exceeds 1-to-3, and Riley Hospital for Children staff ensures medical needs are met.
Since 1955, Camp Riley has been a "home away from home" to more than 12,000 children. In 2012, 233 campers, including 53 new campers, will attend Camp Riley. Campers represent 53 Indiana counties and five states: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland.
Riley Children's Foundation relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Indiana, in addition to fees paid by campers' families, to make this experience possible. The fee families are asked to pay is determined on a sliding scale related to household income. In 2012, 38 percent of Camp Riley families qualified for a reduced camper fee.