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Kalamazoo Christian High School Makes Donation to Operation Gridiron Airlift

Press Release: OGA09-PR-5

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2009

Students, parents and fans at Kalamazoo Christian High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan have made a donation of 30 footballs to Operation Gridiron Airlift. The school held a football collection drive on Friday night, October 23 during their home game against cross-town rival Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central. Rain, cold and a local flu epidemic, which caused Kalamazoo Christian to close the school for a few days leading up to the game, resulted in a lower than expected turnout. However, the efforts of everyone at the school is still greatly appreciated.

The list of contributors to Operation Gridiron Airlift continues to grow and includes the following;

  • The National Football League / Detroit Lions

  • The Arena Football League / Grand Rapids Rampage

  • arenafootball2 / Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

  • The Continental Indoor Football League / Kalamazoo Xplosion

  • The Intense Football League / San Angelo Stampede Express

  • The United States Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference)

  • Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference)

  • Central Michigan University (Mid-American Conference)

  • Michigan State University (Big Ten Conference)

  • Purdue University (Big Ten Conference)

  • Arizona State University (Pac-10 Conference)

  • FlexFab LLC of Hastings, Michigan

  • Hackett Catholic Central High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Kalamazoo Christian High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Private donations

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 is collecting new and used footballs, that are in good condition, and sending them to our troops serving overseas. 

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.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact Randy at RandySnow22@yahoo.com. You can also visit www.OperationGridironAirlift.com or the Operation Gridiron Airlift page on Facebook.