IFL West Michigan Thunderhawks Donate footballs
Press Release: OGA10-PR-6
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The West Michigan ThunderHawks of the Indoor Football League have donated a dozen footballs to Operation Gridiron Airlift. The team works with several local veteran's organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project thanks to team general manager Rob Preston, who is an Army veteran. The ThunderHawks, who were originally known as the Muskegon Thunder, hosted the very first IFL game in 2009 after the newly formed league was created as a result of a merger between two other leagues, United Indoor Football and the Intense Football League. The ThunderHawks are now located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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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