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Middleton's Acker has added motivation for WFCA All Star game

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WHITEWATER (WKOW) -- For most of the players who will participate in the WFCA All Star game, the chance to show off their skills against the state's best talent is all the motivation they need to bring their a-game. Middleton's Hayden Acker has extra reason to play hard, as the game raises money for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Acker spent time at the hospital in sixth grade when he got his appendix removed, then in eighth grade when he had a testicular torsion repaired and finally during his freshman year when he had his gull bladder removed.

"For me it's like, to know how hard going through some of that minor stuff was, it means a lot more when I know there's young kids in the hospital battling for their lives," Acker said.

After the game, Acker's focus shifts to his college football career at Southwest Minnesota State, and though he's playing in an All Star game, Acker and his teammates are playing to win.

"A lot of people are like, it's just going to be a pro bowl game, we're just going to bump bellies and call it good, but we're here to win. We're here to take it to the North. All in all the winners are the kids who are going to get the money that we raised," Acker said.

The WFCA Large School All Star game kicks off at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh at 5 pm on Saturday.

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