Over the years the event has expanded by offering more and more flag football games to children, men and ladies who want to represent their town and support a great cause. Hundreds of players from all ages and skill sets come out for the fun every year on the day after Thanksgiving. This November, in 2017, the event will have doubled! What use to be a one-game match-up for all the age groups between Little Silver and Shrewsbury, with a winner declared for each game, has now become a 4-town tournament called, "The Rivalry Series" which will include a Fair Haven vs Rumson match-up for all ages.
The winners of the Little Silver vs Shrewsbury and the winner of the Fair Haven vs Rumson first-round games will play immediately after in a 'peninsula playoff' Championship Game. The losers of the first-round games will play in a consolation game as well, providing everyone with two games.
The event founder and organizer, Rick Brandt said, "Amongst the four towns, everyone knows that there are friendly rivalries between us all, which makes for the exciting match-ups, and regardless of who hoists the trophy at the end, the true winner of the event is Lunch Break who helps those in need by providing food, clothing and fellowship!" Brandt went on to say, "I am so confident in adding the Fair Haven vs Rumson component to the tradition because of the excellent football pride those two families have."
Registration for the event is now open and the organizers are actively seeking sponsorships from families and businesses. All of the proceeds go to Lunch Break. Those interested in playing can register today for $100 each at www.TheRivalrySeries.com
Personalized, custom town jerseys with each player's last name on them will be provided to every player! There will also be an after party at Val's Tavern in Rumson featuring The Haven for all families! If there are questions about the event, or if you would like to sponsor the event you can call or email RickBrandt80@gmail.com or (908)675-7646.