PSFCA Announces And Applauds Renewal By Andersen Of Central PA As The Prestigious Big 33 Football Classic Title Sponsor
Written by: Ed Weaver on November 30, 2023.
2024 Renewal By Andersen – PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic To Be Held At Cumberland Valley High School On Memorial Day Weekend
Pennsylvania Head Coach, Details and Additional Sponsors Announced
Mechanicsburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) announced Title Sponsor Renewal by Andersen of Central PA for the 2024 Big 33 Football Classic to be held at Cumberland Valley High School. The esteemed PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic Presented by Renewal by Andersen of Central PA will be played on Sunday, May 26th at Chapman Field, Mechanicsburg, PA, where the PIAA is now successfully hosting the State Championship Football Games. Once again, Renewal by Andersen is also sponsoring The Peyton Walker Foundation Heart Screening for Team PA.
Big 33 Executive Director Garry Cathell said, “We couldn’t be more excited about Renewal by Andersen stepping up as the Title Sponsor for the 2024 PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic. We have been so blessed and impressed by Joe Zisman, Linda Johnston, and the entire RbA team, as they consistently support our Big 33 events, Buddies with special needs year-round and all of our student athletes, as well as many other meaningful causes throughout the community and region. We are extremely proud that Renewal is one of our MVPs on our Big 33 team!”
“Helping our youth shine and supporting major opportunities to showcase their talents is exceedingly important to our Renewal Team. Our youth are our future business and community leaders, innovators, lawmakers and more, and we all have a responsibility to invest in their success and futures. We are proud to be the Title Sponsor of the country’s prominent Big 33 Football Classic played right here in our Keystone State. It’s also critical to work with The Peyton Walker Foundation in providing vital heart screenings to help make sure these extraordinary student-athletes’ hearts are healthy because Renewal Cares about families and our youth,” said Linda Johnston, Renewal by Andersen of Central PA Chief Culture Officer.
PA Head Coach
PSFCA is also proud to announce that this year’s PA Team Head Coach is Tom Gravish from the Jersey Shore High School Bulldogs. Coach Gravish has been coaching high school football for 34 years with 173 career wins. Coach Gravish has received well-deserved recognition for his outstanding leadership over the decades as PA Sportswriters AAAA, PA Football News AAAA and PSFCA District 4 & District 6 Coach of the Year, along with various other illustrious coaching accolades. He’s been an Assistant Coach for Big 33, Head Coach for the East-West Games, and Past President of the PSFCA and more. Previously, he coached in Williamsport, Bellefonte, East Juniata and beyond. He has taken his teams to numerous conference and District Championships, along with a State Finals appearance. He’s a West Virginia University graduate and former WVU Baseball player.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Gravish on the Big 33 Team as our Head Coach to offer his valuable expertise and championship strategies to our All-Stars this year,” said Garry Cathell.
Additional Major Sponsors So Far
Renewal by Andersen of Central PA – PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic Title Sponsor & Heart Screening Sponsor for Team PA
AmeriChoice – Heart Screening Sponsor for Big 33 Cheerleaders
University of Maryland – Heart Screening Sponsor for Team Maryland
UPMC – Big 33 Buddy Team Sponsor and Medical Team Sponsor
Titan Threadz – PSFCA East/West All-Star Games Major Sponsor
Other Sponsors: Walmart, Weis Markets, Marzoni’s, Moe’s, Hellenic Kouzina, R&K Subs, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Macris Chocolates, John Gross, Berks
Big 33 Overview/Events/How To Sponsor Or Learn More
Big 33 Buddy Bowling, Sun., Noon, Jan. 14, 2024 – Trindle Bowl, Mechanicsburg
PA Capitol Celebration & Players Announced – March 18, 2024 at 10:30 AM
Big 33 Memorial Day Weekend events currently are slated to start on Wednesday, May 22nd and conclude on Memorial Day Sunday, May 26th with the 67th Big 33 Football Classic. Pennsylvania and Maryland players and cheerleaders will all practice at Cumberland Valley High School. Other special events being planned over the holiday weekend for CVHS include: Big 33 Buddy Day, Big 33 Pep Rally, Big 33 Recognition Program, Big 33 Fan Fest, military recognition, youth football and cheer clinics, and other family-friendly activities.
The Big 33 tradition significantly contributes to the Region’s economy and businesses. PSFCA took over the historic game seven years ago. PSFCA East West all-stars will play their Big School (5 PM) and Small School (Noon) all-star football games at Chapman Field on Sunday, May 19th. These games will feature seniors from Pennsylvania, as well as all-star cheerleaders.
For more information or to become a sponsor this year go to www.big33.org or follow them on Facebook @Big33FootballClassic, Instagram @PFSCABig33FootballClassic or on Twitter @psfcabig33. Some well-known Big 33 alumni and NFL greats include: Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Ricky Waters, Ben Roethlisberger, Kyle Brady, Miles Sanders, Jordan Hill, and Damar Hamlin.
Money raised from the game helps support all PSFCA Big 33 programs, including the Big 33 Buddy Program which connects individuals with special needs with all-star athletes in football, cheerleading and beyond. The Big 33 Buddy Program is designed to partner youth with special needs with a Big 33 cheerleader or football player. Cheer buddies participate in the halftime routine. All buddies enjoy time with their players and cheerleaders during Big 33 weekend. Proceeds also assist in supporting military appreciation aspects of the Memorial Day Weekend. Big 33 PA and MD Players will stay with host families again this year. Any potential host families or buddies or interested sponsors can contact Nicole Whitmire at firstname.lastname@example.org.