Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver and Johnstown native Andrew Hawkins will make an appearance at a flag football tournament in May aimed at raising funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Warrior Charity Football Tournament is a seven-on-seven flag football tournament set for May 18-19 at Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church in Windber. The $100-per-team entry fee goes to support veterans who’ve returned home wounded, said event founder and Windber native Domenic Mash, an active duty senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Iraq in 2007 with the U.S. Army.
“It’s generating a lot of interest,” Domenic Mash said. “We have a lot of verbal commitments, five confirmed teams so far. There are teams coming from Pittsburgh, Altoona, Windber, Portage and the Forest Hills area so far.”
Domenic Mash said he’s excited the Bishop McCort grad and third-year NFL receiver will be back home and meeting with fans at the tournament.
“It’s absolutely exciting, especially that he’s going to come out and help us support a great cause and raise awareness for our wounded veterans,” said Domenic Mash, who has served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The team entry fee is $100, he said, but anyone who wants to play can make a $15 donation and be placed on a team.
For additional information and registration details, go to www.warriorcharityfootball.org.