The Easton Foundation is set to host the fifth annual Battle of the Heroes, with Banks County taking on Habersham at Raider Stadium at John Larry Black Field on Saturday, July 29.
The Battle of the Heroes football game will kick off at 7 p.m. While the game has been played four times previously, this year will be a little different. Rather than the original setup of Firemen vs Sheriffs, this year Habersham will take on Banks County E911 (Fire, Sheriffs, EMS). It’s county versus county.
The event includes entertainment for all ages, including fireworks, bounce houses, inflatables, 50/50 raffles, and a chance to win $100 cash at halftime.
“We’re looking forward to providing the entire family with much more entertainment and while the football game is the main event, there will be new entertainment for all ages, including a Kids Zone.” says founder Casey Lizama.
Lizama added that along with the aforementioned activities, Habersham Central’s Band of Blue will also be on hand, and that a Punt, Pass, Kick game nets the opportunity for someone to win $100. The fireworks will shoot off about ten minutes after the Battle of the Heroes game concludes.
As for the game itself, it is flag football with a 15-minute running clock, with the exception of possession changes, extra points and the final three minutes of each half. GHSA officials will referee the game. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will be the grand marshal and flip the coin.
General admission tickets are on sale now for the game, available pre-sale at $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. A portion of the proceeds at the gate will benefit the Thompson Family for the tragic loss of their daughter.
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. For information notify Glenn Ingram (see contact info below).
ABOUT EASTON FOUNDATION: The Easton Foundation is located in Habersham County. After losing a beloved friend and teen, Easton Singleton, to a car accident in 2012, our community gathered together to turn tragedy into triumph. Casey Lizama, a friend of Easton, wanted to help other teens with pain and loss while at the same time encourage other youth to connect with their community and become leaders.
EVENT NOTE: During the fireworks show, Camp Creek Rd. between Habersham Central High School and the Habersham Central Ninth Grade Academy will be closed to traffic.