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2013 NH CHaD East-West Game

posted Jan 7, 2013, 11:42 AM by Milford Spartans

The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pleased to announce that two of New Hampshire's coaching legends will head up the all-star squads in the 2013 CHaD NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game, powered by the Bedford & Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Jim Schubert and Bob Camirand have been selected to coach this year's top football talent in the 2nd annual intra-state all-star football game. The game, which benefits CHaD and the Kristen's Gift Endowment Fund, the pediatric oncology fund at CHaD, will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the University of New Hampshire.

Jim Schubert, who served as the East All-Star Team's Athletic Director in 2012, will take over as the head coach of the West Team. Coach Schubert was a two-time All-State quarterback at Manchester Central High School, and was the MVP of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in 1966. He was an All-Conference/All-American quarterback at Ferrum Jr. College before transferring to Wake Forest where he started at outside linebacker and was ACC Player of the Week vs. the University of Virginia. His coaching resume spans the course of several decades, including coaching Manchester Central High School to six state championship victories in eight appearances and New Hampshire to a Shrine Bowl win in 2006. Coach Schubert is extremely proud of his 16-year career at Central, which saw several players go on to play college football. He has been recognized with numerous awards and achievements, including the Moore Center Citizen of the Year, the NH Union Leader"Hero's" Award, and the Greater Manchester "Excellence" Award. He is also a member of the Central High School Hall of Fame, Ferrum Jr. College Hall of Fame and Queen City Hall of Fame.

"The Shrine Game was something special, both as a player and coach," says Schubert. "Being an Athletic Director of the first NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game brought back memories of why we play these games and how beneficial they are for kids. I am proud to be a small part of such great causes!"

Bob Camirand was selected to lead the East Team. Coach Camirand, like Schubert, was an All-State member of the Central High football team, and went on to play at Ferrum Jr. College, where he won a national championship in 1968. He earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Keene State College in 1973, and went on to teach for 36 years in Concord and Derry, NH, where he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1986. Coach Camirand's coaching career is equally impressive, having been a member of five different high school coaching staffs, making 10 state championship appearances, three as a head coach. He won titles as an assistant coach in 1983 (Salem), 1987 and 1989 (Concord), and as a head coach in 2000 (Concord). He served as head football coach at Concord High School from 1994-2008, and retired as the Crimson Tide's all-time winningest coach. Coach Camirand coached in six Shrine Games from 1982-2010, winning as New Hampshire's head coach in 1987. He has been inducted into the NHIAA Hall of Fame, the Queen City Hall of Fame, and the NH Union Leader Hall of Fame.

"I'm honored to be a part of an event that benefits such a vital organization," says Camirand. "As a parent and grandparent, I understand the need for excellent pediatric care. By coaching in this game I am able to contribute to CHAD's mission and hopefully bring awareness to others who will support its work as well."

Each coach will now have until December 15, 2012, to select his respective coaching staff.  Player nominations are also due on the same date. Each coaching staff will then have time to deliberate over the nominated players before making the final selections alongside the event's football committee.

More details about the game can be found at www.CHaDAllStarFootball.org.

About CHaD

As New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital, The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing the best pediatric care at the right place, at the right time, every time. CHaD physicians provide primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of Northern New England, and beyond. CHaD offers both inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover. Primary care is available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua, New London, and Plymouth.

For more information contact Danielle Matteau at (603) 629-8496.