Vickers selected to participate

Vickers selected to participate in 2021 Blue-Gold senior showcase

The first Blue-Gold All-Star soccer game was played on August 25, 1956. Each of this year’s games will be the fifth annual competition. The best senior soccer players in the state of Delaware face each other.

Locally, River Vickers from Indian River High School were selected to participate in the game this year. He will work as a kicker and painter for the gold team.

It’s exciting to be selected and happy to be there and play football again, said the Vicars, who would go to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the fall and take up accounting. Last year, I was one of the participating ambassadors, but the game was canceled with the help of Seaweed. Great to have the opportunity to play this year. I just have to go there and kick the ball as far as I can.

This year’s game will be played on Friday, June 18 at the University of Delaware. The Delaware Reaching Citizens Foundation (DFRC) Blue-Gold All-Star Soccer Game is a hand-in-hand companion, children and youth with intellectual disabilities, and top high school students in Delaware who are soccer players, cheerleaders , members of the band. and school ambassadors.

First, some 50 public, private, parochial, vo-tech, and charter schools from across the state were invited to participate to help spread the DFRC message of diversity, acceptance, and efficiency in their schools and communities.

There is a special excitement for this year’s game as it will feature a coaching staff led by brothers Jeb and Zach Bloom. AI’s Jeb Blum will serve as the head coach of Dupont High School’s blue team, and his brother Jach Blum from Middletown High School will lead the gold team.

Each of the blue and gold teams has a roster of 40 senior players who have been selected in Delaware as students of outstanding character and exceptional soccer players.

The blue technical staff will be assisted by coaches Jeb Blum, Mark Ale, John Barr and Ally Conley, who will also come from AI, including Be du Pont High School, Darren Brody from New York High School, Justin Glenn from Delaware Military Academy , Dan Ritter from Howard High School of Technology and Ronnie Smith from St. Mark’s High School.

Coach Zach Blum will join the Gold Squad studio with Tyler Reynolds and Lee Ship from Middletown High School, Jade Bell and Aston Ennis from Odbridge High School, Scott Cook from Celsianam School, Mark Quilin from Seaford High School and Brian Timpon from Apoquinimink. High school.

Marvinvin Dolly, head football coach at St. Elizabeth High School, will serve as principal of the Blue Camp, which was assisted by Jodie Russell of New York High School and Frank Moffett of Hodgson Vo-Tech High School. Caesar will serve as director of the Dan Candeloro Gold Camp at Rodney High School, assisted by John Wilson from St. George’s Technical High School and Fred Johnson from Lake Forest High School. Judy Russell chairs the DFRC Blue-Gold Athletic Committee, assisted by John Wilson.

Proceeds from the game and the Blue-Gold program are used to support programs for people with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Delaware. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. and the start of the game will continue until 7 p.m.

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