Former Iron Bowl stars to play in charity game at Spain Park

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2011

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Former University of Alabama and Auburn University football standouts plan to face off in a charity flag football game at Spain Park High School in August to raise funds for tornado relief efforts for areas hit by the April storms across the state.

The game, scheduled to be held Aug. 13 at Jaguars Stadium on the Spain Park campus, is being organized by former University of Alabama linebacker Darryl Fuhrman. Fuhrnman played at the Capstone from 1985-1988.

“Many of us have expressed a desire to play one more time,” Fuhrman stated in a press release about the event. “I believe in this project as a way that we can each do something that we love, and in return help with the tornado relief effort. After having seen the damage in person, I…felt a tremendous passion for the project.”

Fuhrman said former Alabama and Auburn alumni can help out even if they don’t participate in the flag football game. Fuhrman said he is encouraging former players to volunteer to help the organizing committee and to show up and sign autographs on the day of the game.

For more information, contact Fuhrman at