Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Special Thanks from Gridiron Club

Lenny Stover, head of the Hillsdale Gridiron Club asked me to pass this along. Huge thanks go out to all who have supported the club and Charger football. Don't forget to renew your membership in the Hillsdale Gridiron Club!

nder bright sunny skies the Hillsdale College Chargers beat the Ferris State Bulldogs 34 to 14 Saturday. The team looked very good and continues to improve every week. Our special teams are very exciting and have to be some of the best in the conference. Many young players are contributing to the core group of upper classman on the team and should ensure the storied history of Charger football continues well into the future.

Thanks to our great Corporate sponsors, our alumni and local volunteers and to the players parents, the Gridiron Club raised over $3,000 for the football program on Saturday. Our Corporate Sponsors were:

Platinum Sponsor:
The Paradise Group - George Kidman, 1979

Gold Sponsors:
County National Bank - Craig Conner, 1977
Coldwell Banker Realty - Scott Phillips, 1977
Double A Landscaping - Aaron Freese
Harvard Clothing - Rick Barker, 1979
Market House - Brent Boyd
Southern Michigan Bank & Trust - Patty Parker & Jay Williams
Smith Barney - Lennie Stover, 1979

A special thanks to Rick Barker and his son Adam ( a future Charger?) for all the Charger gear they made available for sale at our tent and for setting everything up. Tom Lorkowski, 1979 and Rick Vear, 1983 did a great job with game squares, our raffle and gear. Jeff "Spud" Emery was invaluable in keeping the whole show together. Last, but not least, my girlfriend, Tamara Russo, made sure the guys did not forget the little things that make all the difference in an events success. Thanks to all of you who helped in one way or another when you came by to enjoy some food, beverages and memories before and after the game.

Carol Drenth, mother of Todd Drenth, was the proud winner of a football helmet autographed by all the legendary Hillsdale coaches.

If you have not done so, please remember to renew your Gridiron Club membership.

See you at Gannon University in Erie, PA. For a 7 PM game this Saturday. Go Chargers!

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