Four days before Liberty and Freedom high schools clash in their annual gridiron meeting, the two schools—and the whole Bethlehem Area School District—will work together for a common goal: to raise money to cure a deadly disease.
A flag football game between the faculties of Liberty and Freedom high schools will be the highlight of an evening at Frank Banko Stadium Wednesday to raise money for the Race for Adam Foundation.
Adam Recke, now a freshman at Freedom, has been battling a rare and deadly genetic disease, Niemann-Pick Type C. The Race for Adam Foundation is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to funding research projects to find a treatment and cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.
All four of the district’s middle school football teams, cheerleaders, and student body will participate in tug of war and obstacle course activities.
Bethlehem’s midget football teams— the Bethlehem Saints, the Bethlehem Raiders, the Bethlehem Township Bulldogs, and the Bethlehem Steelers—will also participate, taking part in their own flag football games from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The faculty flag football game will get under way at 7 p.m.
Freedom and Liberty High School will also have their pep bands on hand to cheer on their favorite team. Both Freedom and Liberty football teams will be in attendance. The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks will also sign autographs during the evening.
Tickets to the event are $2.