Galesburg-Augusta High School to hold football collection drive
Press Release: OGA10-PR-5
Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Galesburg-Augusta High School in Galesburg, Michigan will hold a football collection drive in support of Operation Gridiron Airlift on Friday night, October 1st. Fans attending the game that night between the Rams and the Constantine Falcons are encouraged to bring a new or slightly used football to the game and drop it off at the collection point near the entrance to Maskell Field. Galesburg-Augusta and Constantine are both members of the Kalamazoo Valley Association (KVA) athletic conference. All footballs donated will be sent to US troops serving overseas.
About Operation Gridiron Airlift
For our troops serving overseas, the simplest gifts from home are always a welcome sight and very much appreciated. And what is more American than a football? Sometimes, just tossing a football around or organizing a friendly game while deployed overseas can be a welcome diversion, bringing a bit of home to a foreign location. That's why Operation Gridiron Airlift has been collecting new and used footballs, that are in good condition, and sending them to our troops serving overseas.
Founded in 2008, the organizer of Operation Gridiron Airlift is retired Master Sergeant Randy Snow of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He spent 21 years serving in the Michigan Air National Guard and retired as a member of the Battle Creek ANG Base in 2002. Since 2003, he has covered the Arena Football League, arenafootball2, the Continental Indoor Football League, United Indoor Football and the Indoor Football League. He has also covered the All American Football League and the Canadian Football League. His work can be found on ArenaFan.com, OurSportsCentral.com and AmericanChronicle.com.
The list of contributors to Operation Gridiron Airlift continues to grow and includes the following;
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