Football players for this year’s City/County All Star Game visited patients Friday at Valley Children’s Hospital.
The surprise greeting, an annual tradition, brought smiles to patients and their families, while serving as a reminder that others in the community care about their fight against often serious medical conditions.
Players said they were moved by meeting some of the children and their parents.
The City/County All-Star Game is June 16 at Lamonica Stadium.
City/County All Star Game
- June 16: 7 p.m. at Lamonica Stadium
- Tickets: $12 per person
- Proceeds: Support the Boys and Girls Club
- Did you know?: The City/County All Star football game has been around since 1955, then held at Ratcliffe Stadium.
- City roster: Bullard: WR Parker Jacob; QB Jack Taylor; RB Davion Franklin; DB Tyler Milburn; DL Johnny Mayberry; DL Donovan Ridge, Clovis West: DB Diego Cruz, Clovis North: QB Brent Bailey; WR Chad Fugman; DB Isaiah Cordova; RB Jordan Ayerza; OL Tommy Lystad, Edison: WR Anthony Smith; DB Brian Johnson; WR Jimmy Gray; Jake Hanson; RB Jaylan King; DL Josh Reba, Fresno: DL JT Hinton; DB Khory Day; LB Santos Arreola; DL Henry Wong, Fresno Christian: LB Daniel Ayres, Hoover: WR/CB Makevel Siharath; DB Taye Haynes; OL Jordan Andrews, Memorial: DB Michael Alvarez; RB DeMarcus Wilson; DL Richard Ramirez; OL Paul Perez, Roosevelt: LB Adam Arreguin; OL Rudy Peralta, Sunnyside: WR Joshua Woods; DB Isaiah Maxwell; LB Marcus Hawkins; QB Nate Hughes; DB Ricky Valderrama; WR Jesus Castenada; DL Daniel Facio.
- County roster: Buchanan: DL Ryan Bacon, LB Logan Fogg; OL Ardie Burton, QB Nolan Leforge. Caruthers: RB Alex Puga. Central: CB/WR Carl Holmes, TE/LB Brandon Ballard, LB/RB Matt Mendoza, DB Kev’vion Schrubb; DL Sam Satele. Chowchilla: TE Moayad Dahabra, LB Ronnie Reyes; DL Matt Johnston. Clovis: RB Samir Allen, TE Clayton Alexander, OL Kenny Blowers, DL Spencer Smith. Clovis East: DL James Sowards. Coalinga: DB Xavier Cayetano, OL/DL Justin Taylor. Dos Palos: FS Rodney Miller. Fowler: OL Jordan Mendez. Immanuel: DB TJ Specht, WR Adrian Jump, DL Oscar Hernandez. Kerman: WR Nick Chambers, WR Mason Layton. Kingsburg: RB Ty Muxlow, LB Caleb Charles. Liberty-Madera Ranchos: DB Markie Brandt, OL Brett Cazares. Mendota: WR Julian Cardenas, WR, Fabian Jasson, QB Junior Cardenas. Minarets: OL Austin Niblett. Reedley: OL Christian Gutierrez. Selma: DB Joel Aranda, LB Jordan Dominguez. Sanger: RB Andrew Azua, DL Nick Steele. Sierra: RB/LB Chris Orange. Washington: RB, LB Noah Beukers