Posted: 11:19 am Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Heath Evans 7-on-7 tournament set for June 12 

By Jason Lieser

Former King’s Academy star Heath Evans, a member of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, will hold his annual 7-on-7 football tournament June 12.

The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at King’s Academy and is invitation-only. Sixteen teams will participate this year, but they have not yet been announced.

In a press release from the Heath Evans Foundation, Evans said he expects several NFL players to appear at the event. Randy Moss and Wes Welker were at last year’s tournament.

Tickets are $5 and proceeds from the tournament benefit Evans’ foundation, which works with families affected by sexual abuse.

Four 2009 state champions — Dwyer, Glades Day, Miramar and Tampa-Plant — played in last year’s tournament.

Miami-Washington won it in 2009. Previous winners were Jupiter Christian (’08), Pahokee (’07) and Glades Central (’06).

For more information, contact Glenn Martin, President of the Heath Evans Foundation, at (561) 282-6345 or by email at glenn.martin@heathevans.org.