On Thursday, Aug. 17 the Red Raiders of London High School will participate in a football jamboree at Jonathan Alder High School. The jamboree will begin at 6 p.m.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) allows schools to participate in a jamboree during one of the final three days of two-a-day practice sessions. It is intended to serve as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season. The jamboree is played in the same format as a regular season contest.
As part of participating in the jamboree, the OHSAA requires competing schools to pay $250 into the OHSAA’s Catastrophic Insurance Fund. The OHSAA insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury is one in which medical bills exceed $25,000. The OHSAA provided insurance has assisted injured players and families with medical expenses, remodeling homes, education and other rehabilitation measures. There is an annual insurance premium to the OHSAA that exceeds $600,000. OHSAA member schools pay no membership fee and no insurance fee.
As part of this evening fans will be charged a gate admission. This fee will be $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Any questions can be directed to Jim Wolverton, Athletic Director of London City Schools at 740-852-5705, ext. 3057 or to Tom Vargo, Athletic Director of Jonathan Alder High School at 614-873-4642.