2024 Big 33 Capitol Celebration Set For March 18

Written by: Big 33 Staff on March 18, 2024.


UPDATE: Link to the Livestream of the 2024 Big 33 Capitol Celebration.

Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team for the 67th PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic, presented by Renewal by Andersen of Central PA, will be honored by State Lawmakers along with this year’s cheerleaders and buddies at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday, March 18.

The 2024 Big 33 Honorary Chair will also be announced.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. / PA STATE CAPITOL, MAIN ROTUNDA, Harrisburg

Attending the Celebration:

Garry Cathell, Executive Director, Big 33 and PSFCA
PA Senator Mike Regan
PA Senator Scott Martin
PA Representative Thomas Kutz
Other Pa State Lawmakers from across the state
PA Big 33 Head Coach Tom Gravish, Jersey Shore High School Bulldogs
Linda Johnston, Title Sponsor Renewal by Andersen
Big 33 PA Team, Big 33 Cheerleaders from across the state
2024 Big 33 Buddy Captains
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC)
The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau
Football and Cheer Coaches, Host Families, Sponsors

***Brief Program plus Presentations to Big 33 Players and Cheerleaders attending from across the state
along with photos with State Lawmakers.

***To arrange media interviews, please RSVP to Lucy Gnazzo (lucy@gnazzopromotions.com or 717-979-0692) in advance.

“We love recognizing our exceptionally talented Big 33 student athletes, cheerleaders and buddies at the PA State Capitol with their state lawmakers and many special guests. It’s such a treasured honor for our Big 33 youth from across the state to become part of the Big 33 Family. We are extremely grateful to Senator Mike Regan and all of the lawmakers who are spearheading this special PA Capitol Celebration to recognize the importance of achieving this incredible milestone in our student athletes’ journeys,” said Garry Cathell, executive director of PSFCA and the Big 33 Football Classic.


The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association’s (PSFCA) 67th Big 33 Football Classic presented by Renewal by Andersen of Central PA will be played on Sunday, May 26 at Cumberland Valley High School’s Chapman Field in Cumberland County, Pa. Kickoff is 7 p.m. A Free Fan Fest will start at 3 p.m. through 6 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. Pre-Game Ceremonies and Military Recognition will occur. Additional fun Memorial Day Weekend activities for fans and families will also take place. Active Military and Veterans get FREE admission to Big 33 and E/W games.


Under the leadership of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association, Cumberland County, the Commonwealth of PA and various sponsors are partnering to support the PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic presented by Renewal by Andersen. This exciting football match up has been described as “one of the best All-Star High School Football Games in the country” and has chosen a team since 1957.  

Some well-known Big 33 alumni and NFL greats include: Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Ricky Waters, Ben Roethlisberger, Kyle Brady, Jordan Hill, and Damar Hamlin. 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 and participate in year-round special Buddy events, thanks to UPMC.


For more information,  go to www. big33.org  or follow them on Facebook @Big33FootballClassic, Instagram @PFSCABig33FootballClassic or on Twitter @psfcabig33. Money raised from the game helps support all PSFCA Big 33 programs, including the Big 33 Buddy Program. Proceeds also assist in supporting military appreciation aspects of the Memorial Day Weekend.

The Titan Threadz PSFCA East/West All-Star Games will take place on Sunday, May 19 (1-3A Small Schools Noon / 4-6A Big Schools 5 p.m.) at Cumberland Valley High School’s Chapman Field.