3rd annual Crohn’s & Colitis amateur football fundraiser held at MetLife Stadium

About 40,000 people in New Jersey suffer from Crohn's or colitis.

About 40,000 people in New Jersey suffer from Crohn's or colitis. (10/27/13)

EAST RUTHERFORD - Hundreds of fans made their way to MetLife Stadium Sunday for a good cause.

A total of 28 amateur teams took to the football field to raise awareness of and money for the New Jersey chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, two inflammatory bowel diseases that affect the digestive tract. About 40,000 people in New Jersey suffer from Crohn's or colitis.

The third annual fundraiser is also a fantastic way for New Jersey football fans of all ages to live out a dream and play on an NFL field. The refs on the field were actual NFL referees.

The event has already raised about $200,000.
 

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