1ST ANNUAL BILLY PAPPAS FOOTBALL CAMP
JULY 12 & 13TH @ MANCHESTER WEST TURF
6PM-8PM - CAMP
Registration is FREE and includes a T-Shirt, but space is limited.
All participants must complete below registration form prior to the camp date.
We will not allow same day registration.
Age Group: Manchester 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
This will be a two day, non-contact, football camp put on by all three Manchester public high school football programs. Camp focus will be on skills and drills, speed, agility, individual position skills and some competition periods. Athletic trainers will be on-site and Manchester youth football organizations have been invited to attend and offer information.
ABOUT: BILLY PAPPAS
He was born July 16, 1933 in Manchester. He attended Manchester Central High School and the University of New Hampshire obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Billy Pappas is considered one of the greatest athletes from UNH. When he graduated in 1955, he held many records in the basketball program. On the Gridiron, he was an All-American quarterback for the 1954 Yankee Conference. He also played defense and on special teams and he lettered in varsity basketball, football and baseball in high school and college.
He was a Charter member of the UNH Hall of Fame, a Charter member of the Central HS Hall of Fame, a member of the N.H.I.A.A. Hall of Fame, the Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame, the All-Air Force football team and the AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame.
In later years, Billy worked in our community helping New Hampshire student athletes as a board member of the Joe Yukia-NH Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He also volunteered his time serving many organizations including the Manchester YMCA, the Manchester Historic Association and the annual St. George Cathedral’s Glendi.
Those who knew him will remember his smiling eyes, amazingly quick wit, loving personality, and dynamic energy. In younger years, he was a joy to watch on the Court and Gridiron. In later years his feet flew over the dance floor. Despite his amazing talents, Billy was a humble man. He was helpful and kind. He loved God. He loved his family and was proud of all their achievements.