The Williamsport High School alumni game will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the high school, and for the second straight year, proceeds will be donated to a charitable cause.
More than $3,000 was donated last year to the Western Maryland region of the Alzheimer’s Association. This year, Wildcats coach Chris Downs — whose father suffered from Alzheimer’s before passing away — hopes to raise at least $5,000 for Washington County CARES, which provides respite care for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
Both a silent auction and various raffles will be held. Up for bid in the auction:
* A pair of Ravens club level tickets.
* A signed shoe worn by quarterback Joe Flacco.
* A Ravens helmet signed by running back Ray Rice.
* A Notre Dame mini-helmet signed by former Fighting Irish coach Lou Holtz.
Up for raffle are:
* Various themed gift baskets.
* A full auto detail from Hagerstown Honda.
* Five free oil changes from Hagerstown Honda.
* A $50 gift certificate from BJ’s Custom Creations.
* Williamsport High School soccer apparel.
* Two game balls from the alumni game.
“The weather’s not supposed to be great, but we’re hoping,” Downs said. “I’ve got a lot of people coming out.”
Former Williamsport players can sign up to play anytime before the game for $25. Admission is free with donations encouraged — anyone who gives a $5 donation will receive a small gift.
In addition to the charitable events, expect some showmanship Saturday.
“You have guys like Matt Bowman and the Reyes boys, and it’s always fun to see them trying to one-up each other out there,” Downs said. “It’s competitive and the guys can still play.”