Elks #156 Invitational continues strong tradition

Staff report

For more than twenty years, the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 has been the driving force behind one of the largest track invitational meets in the region. The annual Elks #156 Invitational is being held at the Bucyrus City Schools Athletic Complex Saturday, April 2, and is shaping up to be a tremendous event.

Preliminaries and field events begin at 9:30 a.m., and admission for adults is $6 and $4 for students.

This year’s field includes 17 teams from the region. Those competing include: Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestview, Galion, Gilead Christian, Lexington, Marion Harding, Mohawk, Monroeville, Ontario, Pleasant, Plymouth, River Valley, South Central, St. Paul, Upper Sandusky and Western Reserve.

“This is by far one of the marquee early season track meets in the region,” Athletics/Activities Director Rick

Rawson said. “I want to thank the Bucyrus Elks #156 for their support of our student-athletes and athletics programs.”

A meet of this size takes great support. Many volunteers from the Bucyrus and Crawford County community will be helping to make this year’s event great for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.

Additional support for the Elks #156 Invitational is provided by a number of tremendous business sponsors, including: Dean’s Trophy House, Mizick, Miller & Co., Edward Jones – Sean Ritzhaupt, Barn Salvage, Nigh Builders, Kiess Electric Inc., Thompson Home Maintenance, Plymale Insurance Agency, Inc., Kenneth “Chip” Miller

Chiropractic, Bucyrus Redmen Athletic Boosters Club, Norman’s Niche , Oberlander’s Tree and Landscape, Wink’s

Lock & Safe, ADM Benefits Inc., Larry Kauffman Construction, Phil Lazar Heating & Plumbing, Michael’s Pizza,

Francis Henize, D.D.S., Bucyrus Lions Club, Club View Vision Center, Crossroads Original Designs, Old 30 BBQ,

Ryder Heil Bronze, Watts House of Insurance, Friendly Novelty, Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156, Proforma/Sue & Chuck

Fancourt, MR Security, Zeigler’s Electrical Service, Baker’s Pizza & Sports Shack, Red Wing American Shoe

Service, Pisanellos Pizza, The Dexter Company, UB Dazzled, First Federal Community Bank, Kinn Brothers

Plumbing & Heating, United Ohio Ins. Company, FC Bank, Dostal & Kirk Insurance and Financial Services, Creative

Options ~ Heat Wave Tanning, Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Spreng Capital Management, Old Crawford Land & Title, Tami Tima, Wise Funeral Service, Mohican Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

“We are very grateful to the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 for their tremendous support of our district,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “We are proud to be the host site for this meet, and appreciate the tremendous support from Elks Lodge #156 and the Bucyrus business community.”

For more information about the Elks #156 Invitational, contact Rick Rawson at 419-562-2739.


Staff report

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