Maple Valley High School Collecting footballs for Troops
Press Release: OGA10-PR-7
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010
Maple Valley High School in Vermontville, MI will be conducting a football collection drive in support of Operation Gridiron Airlift at their home football game against the Parchment Panthers on Friday night, October 15 from 7-9 PM. Fans attending the game are being asked to bring a new or slightly used football to the game. All Footballs received will be sent to US troops serving overseas. Maple Valley and Parchment are both members of the Kalamazoo Valley Association (KVA) athletic conference.
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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