Tickets to the 46th Annual Hendrick Auto Group Charleston/North Charleston Sertoma Football Classic are now on sale. The tickets, sold by local participating high school cheerleading teams and online at, are $12 for each night. Dates for the 46th Annual Sertoma Football Classic are Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the match-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more than four decades, students, families and fans from Lowcountry high schools have come together for the annual gathering of the official kickoff to high school football in the Tri-county area – the Sertoma Football Classic at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. This year as the Classic turns 46 years old, there’s a new sponsor, new awards, new teams, new match-ups and an overall new and improved event you don’t want to miss.

Driving the success of this year’s Classic is the main sponsor, Hendrick Auto Group Charleston/North Charleston. An integral part of past years’ events, the Hendrick Auto Group has always supported local high schools and focuses on the importance of teen driving safety.

Last year, the proceeds from the Classic allowed the Sertoma Club of Charleston to award over $91,000.00 to local charities and high schools that participated in the event. Those charities receiving financial awards have been chosen because they serve children and families throughout the Tri-county area. The charities that are supported include Windwood Family Services, Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch, The Ronald McDonald House, Camp Happy Days, The Boys Scouts, The GreenHeart Project, and Trinitas.The 2016 Hendrick Auto Group Charleston/North Charleston Sertoma Football Classic lineup includes:Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ridge Christian vs St. John’s Christian

Powder Puff (2 match-ups)

Military Magnet vs. Garrett

First Baptist vs. Palmetto Christian Academy

Baptist Hill vs Burke

Wando vs Porter Gaud

Stratford vs Cane Bay – (2 quarters)

Hanahan vs James Island- (2 quarters)Friday, August 12, 2016

Coastal Christian vs Faith Christian

Powder Puff (2 match-ups)

Academic Magnet vs Charleston County High School of Math and Science

Timberland vs St. John’s

Oceanside Collegiate vs. North Charleston

Northwood Academy vs Stall

West Ashley vs Goose Creek.  (2 quarters)

Bishop England vs Pinewood Prep (2 quarters)

During the Sertoma Classic, there will be a $5.00 parking fee for official Sertoma Football Classic lots: Holiday Alumni Center Lot, Stoney Field Lot, Altman Center Lot and MUSC Lot. Nearby parking will also be available non-official lots at Joe Riley Stadium Lot and Brittlebank Park. Tickets for the 2016 Sertoma Football Classic will also be available the day of the Sertoma Classic at the gates.

Although the entertainment and excitement of the game usually takes the spotlight, the importance of the game is continue the giving mission of the Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) Club of Charleston.

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