Battle up front
Champion Fitness Team members from the Pontiac squad (L-R)–Owner, PT-ATC Jeff Schade, ATC Luke Thompson, ATC Brittany Armstrong, Coach Mick Peterson (G&D), PT-ATC Michael Bennington, PT-ATC Eric Saxton
In the “Battle of the I’s” held last Saturday at Williamson Field in Pontiac, the Indians from Pontiac defeated the Irish of Seneca 12-6 in a very competitive, hard-fought, physical football contest. The game featured former members of the Seneca Irish who graduated between 1990-2001, while the range of the Pontiac squad was from the early 1980s up to 2006. Proceeds from the day were donated to local food pantries in both towns.
After a scoreless first half, the Indians broke on top on a 25 yard TD pass from QB Tommy Green to WR Travis Miller. Green escaped pressure and found Miller, who made an acrobatic catch in the back part of the end zone. The two teamed up again on a 10-yard Fade pattern for their second TD of the game. Miller once made an outstanding catch. The Irish scored late when QB Mike Davis found a wide-open Chad Caputo on a 20 yard strike for the lone Seneca touchdown.
Organizers and players alike were thrilled with the day’s events. “My guys were disappointed in the loss, but can’t stop talking about how much fun this was. The event / atmosphere that we created was everything my guys were hoping for and the common talk (afterwards) was why have we not been doing this for the past 10-15 years,” Max Sulzberger, Seneca’s organizer remarked.
Pontiac’s Jeff Schade agreed wholeheartedly. “The One More Game idea that we started six years ago…that’s been fun! But this…especially, for a guy like me who never experienced anything like it in high school…this was heaven!” he said. Players on both sides agreed, even to the point of discussing a possible rematch down the road. “In Seneca next time,” Sulzberger smiled.
The overall big winners of the day were the local food pantries of both Seneca and Pontiac who each will receive over $225 from donations collected at the game.
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Scoreboard tells the final story…but not the real winners!
April 24, 2009
This past week I got a chance to help monitor the PSAE/ACT test at my old stompin’ grounds–Pontiac High School. During my stay I took the opportunity to reconnect with several old acquaintances, including one who told me of the great care he had received in his therapy following surgery last fall from Champion Fitness Physical Therapy. Naturally, that made me feel pretty good since he was singing the praises of my new fellow workers. He went on to tell me of another individual who, for one reason or another, came out of a surgical procedure and received no direction regarding any therapy whatsoever. Now that individual is, for lack of a better word, “struggling” to get around without pain.
What many people don’t understand is that the choice for physical therapy in any situation lies with YOU the individual who needs it. Naturally, you may get suggestions from doctors or clinicians to use one place or another because of an affiliation with a certain locale, but in no way are you required to follow their lead. The secret is for you to find the right place, the right atmosphere, the right therapist, the most convenient scheduling, the best chance for you to make the type of recovery you feel you can and need to make. Just like choosing a dentist or a beautician or even a mechanic, the number one factor in making that decision involves TRUST. Right behind also have to be HONESTY and INTEGRITY. All of these qualities are important.
Of course, I was pleased that my friend at PTHS had chosen Champion Fitness Physical Therapy for his care. What makes more sense, though, is that HE knew he had made a correct decision in his quest to “Get Busy Living!” again. He was the one who had to choose; now he’s back doing things he was doing before he started with much more ease and comfort. That’s the result you want when choosing physical therapy.
I just wish we could have told that other individual of his options. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember, it’s your choice!
Growth & Development Director