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Good Samaritan Bowl provides football for a good cause

Posted: 9:56 AM, Dec 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-06 11:01:44-05
Corpus Christi Headhunters

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Can’t get enough football? Well you are in luck, as one of our local semi-pro football teams has set its roster for the second annual charity football game.

The Corpus Christi Headhunters semi-pro football team will be hosting its second annual Good Samaritan Bowl.

This charity game against the San Antonio Titans will be played in Portland and dedicated to area veterans. All proceeds from the game will go to the Good Samaritan and Rescue Mission.

The benefit bowl game will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the team’s home game, played at the Portland Sports Complex at 721 Buddy Ganem Drive , are $10 for adults. Kids 13 and under are free.

The Headhunters are a semi-professional team made up of players of all ages from the Corpus Christi area and even from the valley.

They include former arena, college and high school standout players. They come in all ages, shapes and sizes.

But for these Headhunters, it's about more than wins and losses. The team has great camaraderie and strives to give back, especially to the homeless in our community.

Participants volunteer to play, rush from work to make practice and pay for their uniforms and the team’s field costs.

Most also play multiple positions. While team members say the sacrifices are real, they note the payoff, the chance to play football is worth it.