The Sunshine Foundation Classic raised more than $7,000 earlier this month as high school senior football all-stars battled it out for charity. Known for helping less fortunate children, the Sunshine Foundation grants the dreams and wishes of children who are seriously ill, physically challenged, abused, or whose parents are in financial debt due to their child’s illness.

Players warm up to begin practice. Photo by Kayla Santiago.

The local chapter of the Sunshine Foundation benefits significantly from the Delaware Valley chapter’s support. It uses a good portion of the money it gets from the game to send children to Disney World each spring. This gives handicapped children a chance to experience a full day in Disney World with no charge to their families.

Game Director John Dunn told WBCB the funds were generate through ticket sales and ad books.

“We raised $4,000 for the sunshine foundation and we are hoping to give three scholarships of $1,000 to Del Val Chapter of the National Football foundation.”

The 23rd Annual Sunshine football classic was played on July 2 at Notre Dame High School. The West team was going for their 5th straight win, but the East team had a different plan and won 14-7.

These football players not only played their last high school game, but played to raise money for less fortunate children. Dunn gives credit to the players for helping with the charitable cause.

“They really enjoyed it, so many of the guys said it was a great experience, they got to play one last time as a high school athlete and they were really excited.”

Fisher Capital LLC was a main sponsor for this event and has sponsored the Sunshine Football Classic for 15 years.

WBCB’s Kayla Santiago contributed to this post.