Any Mt Pleasant 7th or 8th grader planning to play football this fall – that was not able to come to the Panther Football Camp – can come to the west locker room at Maple Leaf today, or tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. to get their equipment. Coaches will be on hand to assist players and answer any questions. Middle School practice will begin on Monday, August 20th at Maple Leaf from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
And don’t forget, the Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club’s annual “Meet The Players Night”, starting at 6:30pm Friday night at the Maple Leaf Community Complex. A meal will be served, Coaches, players, and cheerleaders will be introduced… and the football teams will play a scrimmage. Plan to be there tomorrow night and show your support!
Due to an administrative issue, Lee County Speedway regrets to announce that the 305 Sprint Car portion of Friday’s racing activities at Lee County Speedway, have been cancelled. The remainder of the show will go on as scheduled.
The five normal classes at LCS will still be in racing action, including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.
Again the staff apologizes for the inconvenience, but look forward to seeing many of you at the races, Friday as they honor police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.
Grandstand admission Friday will be $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students 11-17 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
A Fairfield man will be representing Fairfield, Iowa, and the Nation – when he competes in the U.S. Paralympics in London beginning August 30th.
Paralympian Matt Stutzman, known as Armless Archer, is the current world record holder for the longest accurate shot in archery. He recently set the record for longest shot by hitting a target located 230 yards away, and he does not have any arms. Stutzman, from Fairfield, will demonstrate his world record archery technique, discuss his abilities, and his Paralympic journey with the public on Saturday. You’re invited to come and meet Stutzman, get pictures, and autographs, and help send him off to compete at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
The meet & greet will be held on Saturday, from 2-4pm, at the Fairfield Hy-Vee Store.