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The Valparaiso Bowl: football for a good cause

Original post made on Nov 8, 2012

The 10th annual gridiron contest for a good cause -- raising money to assist motivated middle school students from low-income households -- takes place Friday afternoon, Nov. 9, at Woodside High School. The players: the freshman/sophomore and the varsity teams from Valparaiso Avenue neighbors Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:16 AM

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Posted by with all due respect
a resident of Woodside High School
on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

In response to your quote in the article on this week's Valpo Bowl, I'm startled by your characterization of this long-time rivalry game.

As much as I applaud your effort to raise awareness of the event to fund you worthwhile cause, to suggest to players and coaches this is merely a "fun event" and that whatever rivalry may exist between the football programs should be "set aside"...REALLY?

High school rivalries are unifying and motivating for both teams and should encouraged and respected, not "set aside" for the benefit of your organization.

How about... "This is a long-standing rivalry between two great schools and should be an exciting game. We wish both teams the best of luck and appreciate their support of such a worthwhile cause!"

I realize this is an important fundraiser for your org but please don't diminish what it means to the players.


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