For the past two years, Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell has been on the winning sideline as coach in the One More Game competition, the annual one-day football spectacular now entering its fifth year here in Pontiac. Back in 2009, Russell’s squad defeated Pontiac High School’s Social Studies chairman Eric Sweetwood’s Orange squad 12-6 in double overtime; last year, Russell and former PTHS Athletic Director & Coach Don Daluga proved once again that “veteran” coaches can still get it done as their White team used two first half touchdowns and a staunch defense to upend the Orange squad of the “younger” coaches Eric Sweetwood, PTHS Social Studies Chairman and Mark Myre of WJEZ Radio 14-6.
This year, though, Coach Russell will face his “toughest” test yet as his opponent across the field will be former PTHS head coach and recently named Hall of Fame member Mick Peterson. The game will mark Peterson’s first contest since he retired from coaching following the 2006 season. Peterson’s last game at Williamson Field was a 14-7 Senior Night victory over Rochester on a cold, blustery October night back in that final year.
The fifth rendition of One More Game takes place on September 3 at Williamson Field. All of the proceeds from the event benefit the Champion Fitness Physical Therapy-Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship Fund, awarded to prospective students entering the physical therapy or athletic training fields.
Jeff Schade, owner of Champion Fitness Physical Therapy and organizer of the annual occasion, looks forward to the day each and every year. “The guys just have a great time every year, and the stories that go along with it get better and better. Plus, we are able to use the proceeds from the day to help benefit the Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship Fund. It’s a win-win for everybody.”
Mike Farris from Casey was the winner of the 42″ HD TV in the 15th Anniversary Celebration drawing. Farris’ name was selected from a pool of over 4300 entries from all fifteen clinics in the Champion Fitness Physical Therapy family. The winner of the $100 restaurant certificate for 2nd prize was Barb Kobel of Champaign, while Sue Burke, also of Champaign, won the 3rd prize of a $50 restaurant certificate.
Congratulations to the Pontiac Boys and Girls Club, the winner of the $1000 top prize!!!!!!!!!
The Pontiac clinic finished in 1st place overall by scoring a total of 114.5 points, earning the $1000 for the Pontiac Boys and Girls Club. Other winners included: the Dwight Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues (2nd prize of $750); the Tuscola Boys Scouts (3rd prize of $500); and the Streator Community Center (4th prize of $250).
Prize totals reflected the overall scoring by the fifteen clinics in the Champion Fitness Physical Therapy family. Final results are listed below:
The 15th Anniversary Champion Fitness Physical Therapy Summer Tour has now come down to a vote by the public—people just like you!
This Wednesday, starting at noon, the polls will open for twenty-four hours, and voters can choose their favorite Champion clinic in hopes that their finish will bring $1000 to your local community. Here are the standings going into the finals:
VOTE AS OFTEN AS YOUR COMPUTER WILL ALLOW YOU TO DURING THAT 24-HOUR PERIOD. TOP VOTE-GETTER WILL RECEIVE 30 POINTS; 2ND PLACE WILL GET 28 PTS.; 3RD WILL EARN 26 PTS., ETC. LOTS OF CHANCES TO WIN REMAIN!!!!!!!!!
FOUR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED:
At Champion Fitness Physical Therapy, we want to help you…..and your youth in your community…..”Get Busy Living!”
“It was the third of September,
that day I’ll always remember (yes I will),
cuz that was the day that my daddy….”
…played in ONE MORE GAME V!!!!!!
With respect to the Temptations, September 3 IS the day for One More Game V, the fifth annual fantasy football day when the boys of “old” become the “boys of fall” again. All proceeds go to the Champion Fitness Physical Therapy/Jill Bane Memorial Scholarship fund. Click here for more details!
We are happy to announce that the second year of the Performer of the Week contest will begin once again this fall. Each week, local communities and high schools can nominate an individual or team performance with a chance to win $100 for that school’s PE department. Last year, Champion Fitness awarded over $2400 to area schools’ PE departments during this contest activity. Be looking for details as we get closer to the starting date of August 25!