East Stroudsburg University’s football program will team up with six high schools in Monroe County and the Salvation Army to ring bells at area businesses on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Warriors have been performing the community outreach for the last five years and have invited East Stroudsburg North and South, Pocono Mountain East and West, Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley High Schools to join them as they raise money for the Salvation Army.
Approximately 200 players and 50 coaches will be participating in the all-day affair. ESU’s players will be at the Stroud Mall in five locations – the main entrance, Bon Ton, Sears and both entrances to J.C. Penney.
East Stroudsburg South and head coach Ed Christian will be at K-Mart and Walmart in East Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg North and head coach Chuck Daley will be at the Odd-Lot Outlet in Marshalls Creek.
Pocono Mountain East and head coach Phil Dorn will be at K-Mart and Bill’s Shop Rite in Mount Pocono, and Pocono Mountain West and head coach Jim McCarroll will be at K-Mart and Walmart in Mount Pocono.
Stroudsburg and head coach Joe Bernard will be at Shop Rite and Walgreens in Stroudsburg, and Pleasant Valley and head coach Jim Terwilliger will be at The Crossings in Tannersville.
ESU’s Denny Douds completed his 38th season as head coach and 46th year as a member of the football coaching staff in 2011, which includes an NCAA Division II record 397 games as head coach. His 232 career wins are also a PSAC record.
The Warriors had two first team Daktronics All-Region selections, redshirt senior center Dan Caffrey and senior linebacker Mike Bergey, which were announced Wednesday. Caffrey, quarterback Ray Wagner, wide receiver Dusty Reed, guard Seve Rivers, kicker Taylor Groff and cornerback Shawnte Carroll were all named to the All-PSAC East team.