Players, sponsors sought for Battle For The Bridge
Sponsorships will benefit cystic fibrosis research
Steve Scott, the captain of Oregon City High Schools alumni team that will play West Linn on August 17 in the third annual Battle For The Bridge Alumni Football Game, last week put out a plea for more alumni to turn out for practices.
We need more guys, Scott said. Weve only had 25 to 30 guys at practices. Its not too late to sign up.
West Linn team captain David Cote said that hes got 46 players signed up to play.
Scott said that although the turnout has not been what he would like to see, the players who have been turning out our pretty good athletes.
When you say alumni, a lot of people think its just a bunch of old guys, Scott said. But thats not the case. Weve got a lot of young guys on our first string and theyre pretty good. Theyre going to put up some points.
Any alumni, even 2013 graduates, are eligible to play in the Battle For The Bridge Alumni Game.
This years alumni game, which benefits the Oregon Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is set for West Linn High School at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Cote, a 2001 West Linn High School graduate who has cystic fibrosis and who plans to play in this years game, says he is still looking for businesses and individuals to purchase sponsorships. A 1/4-page advertisement in the Battle For The Bridge game program can be purchased for $125, and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship packets are available online at www.battleforthebridge.com.
Cote says the drop-dead deadline for purchasing a program advertisement and submitting artwork for the ad is Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Weve raised over $40,000 in the first two games and most of that money came from sponsorships, Cote said. This game brings two rivals together for an important cause. It will help pay for research that will make it so that kids in Josephines generation are going to live long and happy lives....
When I was diagnosed, the life expectancy for someone with cystic fibrosis was 19 years. Now its 37 years.
Josephine Clark, age 4, has cystic fibrosis and is the honorary team captain for Oregon Citys alumni team.