Parkway alumni to meet on gridiron
Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 AM
DHI Media Staff Report
ROCKFORD — In an effort to unite current and former members of the Parkway football community, Panther head coach Dan Cairns has announced the First Annual Parkway Alumni 7-on-7.
The event will take place on Saturday evening, July 19, and will be played under the lights with a 7:30 p.m. start time.
“(The) purpose is to bring back alumni who played football for a fun-filled evening of touch football and to relive some memories,” Cairns said. “Another purpose is to try to tie this year’s current team to the players from the past, to bring the community together.”
The games will be 7-on-7 passing games and are open to any Panther football alumni, as well as fathers of current Parkway senior football players. The alumni teams will be broken into two teams, with odd numbered graduation years on one side and even numbered years on another.
The alumni teams will not only play against each other, but will have an opportunity to play against the Parkway varsity and JV squads as well.
Registration costs $20 and will cover the cost of a game shirt and other expenses. Any left over money will directly support the Panther football program. Interested alumni can print off a registration form from the school’s website, www.parkwayschools.org, or can be obtained by emailing coach Cairns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms and payment can be dropped off at the high school or mailed to Parkway High School attn Dan Cairns, 400 Buckeye St., Rockford, OH 45882. Deadline for registration is Friday, July 11.
The event will be open to the public with a $2 admission fee (children admitted free) and the concession stand will be open.