CHRIS SMITH STORY
During the summer of 2003 a group of Little League coaches approach then State Representative Chris Smith to solicit support for youth athletics. During the conversation, the coaches mentioned that the teams in other parts of the county participated in an All-Star game, and kids from his community did not have the same opportunity.
Smith, having grown up and the Central Broward community and having played for the Southwest Saints and the Lauderdale Lakes Vikings, immediately began the charge to organize a game for the kids in his district. And 2003, the first Chris Smith All-Star Football Classic was held at Dillard High School. Each year since, the Chris Smith All-Star Football Classic has grown in size and stature.
After every game, defensive and offensive MVP’s are selected from both sides and presented a trophy while the top cheerleader from each side is acknowledged with the Spirit Award trophy.
Our Vision is to provide a day each year that the entire Football Community to can come together put aside rivalries and celebrate youth sports.
Our Mission is to provide an atmosphere of sportsmanship, cooperation and community to our youth participants and adult coaches.
Since its inception the All-Star Classic has included players from the entire Broward County community from Deerfield Beach to Pembroke Pines.