UPDATE Alumni Basketball Game – Moved to Wednesday 3-22 at OCHS

Update for the Alumni Basketball Game: The 3rd Annual Alumni Basketball game has been moved to Wednesday, March 22nd at Oregon City High School. Tip is set for 7:00 PM.

Interested players should register today by clicking on this link.  Registration costs are $50.00 through 3-12-2017 and $100.00 3-13-2017 and after. Tickets to the game for spectators cost $10.00. All proceeds are donated to the Oregon Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Oregon

Oregon City practice will take place on the dates listed below.

  • Monday 3/13: Oregon City High School
  • Wednesday 3/15 Oregon City High School
  • Monday 3/20 Oregon City High School Jackson Campus

West Linn practice will take place on the dates listed below.  All practices for the West Linn Alumni will be held at West Linn High School gymnasium from 7:00-9:00 PM.

  • Monday 3/13 (Auxillery Gym)
  • Wednesday 3/15 (Auxillery Gym)
  • Monday 3/20 (Main Gym)

If you cannot participate this year we hope you will attend the game on March 22rd at Oregon City High School. Admission is $10 per person.  You can also make a tax deductible donation to Battle for the Bridge by visiting our website. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Questions? Contact Imran Haider for more information on how to participate or sponsor this year’s game.

Thank you Chipotle for helping us kick off our 2017 fundraising campaigns to fight Cystic Fibrosis!

Thank you Chipotle for helping us kick off our 2017 fundraising campaigns to fight Cystic Fibrosis! Thank you everyone that came out to Chipotle on February 1, 2017 ! Battle For The Bridge kicked off 2017 by raising $149.35.

Join us for the Chipotle Fundraiser

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis with Battle for the Bridge. Come in to the Chipotle at 7003 SW Nyberg St. in Tualatin on Wednesday, February 1st
between 12:00pm and 10:00pm. Bring in this flyer show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Battle for the Bridge, which is then donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Oregon Chapter.

Details are shown at http://www.battleforthebridge.com/event/chipotle-fundraiser/

Tickets Available for the Battle For the Bridge VI Charity Football Game!

The historic Oregon City High School Pioneer Football & West Linn Lions Football rivalry is the oldest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi River and arguably the nation. However, it is probably the only rivalry in the nation where alumni play each other to support the fight against cystic fibrosis. Support our cause by watching the game on August 6 at 7PM at Pioneer Stadium: Battle For The Bridge VI.

All proceeds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

When: Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 7:00 PM
Where: Pioneer Memorial Stadium – 1417 12th St, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Purchase tickets for $10 online or $12 at the gate.

Help Battle For the Bridge reach $50,000 in 2016

 This past weekend, we held our inaugural 5K run/walk to kick start our 2016 fight against cystic fibrosis. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve raised $7,912 through the 5K participation and sponsorship. However, we’ve just taken our first steps towards our 2016 goal of $50,000 and we’ve got a lot more work to do. Help us reach our goal.

How can you help?

Saturday we run & walk to fight Cystic Fibrosis!

A big thanks to all that are participating in the inaugural Battle CF 5K Run/Walk! The Battle For The Bridge team really appreciates your support in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. We’re providing you with information on Saturday’s 5K:

Where is the race located?

  • Address: The race is located at Mary S Young Park: 19900 Willamette Drive, West Linn, OR 97068

Where is parking and check-in located?

  • Parking: Please refer to the map below. Once you enter the Park driveway from Willamette drive, follow until you see the signs for parking. The first lot will be on the right (Across the street from soccer/football fields, where the check-in /starting line is located). The second lot is at located at the end of the driveway.
  • Check-in: The race check-in is located in the soccer/football fields across from the first parking lot.

How do I check-in?

  • Proceed to the check-in booth. A team member will check you in to the race. Then sign a liability waiver and collect your BIB. You can also check-in bags/gear if needed.
  • If you have not registered, a team member will collect payment and assign you a race bib. Then sign a liability waiver and collect your BIB. You can also check-in bags/gear if needed.
  • Restrooms are located close to the check-in/start/finish area.

How does the race work?

  • The race is a 5K (timed by Uberthons) and it is 2 laps around Mary S Young Park. Because the race is 2 laps, you will go through the finish line twice; meaning you will receive two times.
  • Water is provided at the start/finish line and at a station on the trail.
  • Runners will begin at 9:00 and walkers at 9:10.

When do I receive my time?

  • Uberthons will provide the times shortly after the race and will post the results here.

What do I receive at the end of the race?

  • A commemorative Battle CF Challenge Coin.

How does this race support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis?

  • Fundraising: All proceeds from this event and our 2016 events will be forwarded to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Chapter of Oregon; who then directs the proceeds to be directed towards the research for a cure. This consists of funds raised through participation, donations, and sponsorships (TZ Medical, Sarah DeLauder from Country Financial) for all of our 2016 Battle For The Bridge events.
  • Education: We will also have guest speakers who will speak prior to the start of the race and information on Cystic Fibrosis will be available as well.

Battle CF 5K Map2

Dig Out That Holiday Sweater

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Battle for the Bridge Alumni Basketball Game

The 2nd annual Battle for the Bridge alumni basketball game was a tremendous success, raising almost $4,000.  20 alumni from both Oregon City and West Linn participated in this year’s contest.

Proceeds from this year’s game will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Oregon City and West Linn boys basketball.

Battle for the Bridge Holiday Party on December 5!

Join Battle for the Bridge at the Holiday Sweater Party on Saturday, December 5 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Ancestry Brewing in Tualatin. There is no better way to celebrate the season and taste a preview of Ancestry Brewing straight from the brewery!

Music will be provide by Yellow Tux Entertainment and PDX Sliders will be on site sampling their latest fair.  A contest will also award the best holiday sweater in attendance.

Tickets are $20 per person (includes two free beer tokens, additional food and drink options available for purchase).  Space is limited so we encourage you to register today.

Happy Holidays from Battle for the Bridge!

Second Annual Battle for the Bridge Alumni Basketball Game

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2nd Annual Battle for the Bridge Basketball Game

Practice for the 2nd Annual Battle for the Bridge alumni basketball game (Tuesday, November 10 at West Linn High School at 7:30 PM) begins this Monday.

Interested players should register today by clicking on this link.  The fee to participate in this year’s game is $100.  Registration includes practices, uniform to be worn at the game, and Battle for the Bridge t-shirt.

Oregon City practice will take place on the dates listed below.  All practices for the Oregon City Alumni will be held at the new Oregon City High School gymnasium from 8-9:30 PM.

Monday 10/19

Wednesday 10/21

Monday 10/26

Wednesday 10/28

Monday 11/2

Wednesday 11/4

Monday 11/9

 

West Linn practice will take place on the dates listed below.  All practices for the West Linn Alumni will be held at West Linn High School gymnasium from 8:30-10:00 PM.

Monday 10/19

Wednesday 10/21

Monday 10/26

Wednesday 10/28

Monday 11/2

Wednesday 11/4

Monday 11/9

If you cannot participate this year we hope you will attend the game on November 10 at West Linn High School.  Admission is $5 per person.  You can also make a tax deductible donation to Battle for the Bridge by visiting our website at www.BattlefortheBridge.com.

Questions? Contact Ryan Wells at ryan@BattlefortheBridge.com or Imran Haider at imran@BattlefortheBridge.com for more information on how to participate or sponsor this year’s game.

West Linn Oregon City Breakfast

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Oregon City vs. West Linn Breakfast on September 3rd

The annual Oregon City vs. West Linn Football Breakfast will take place at 6:30 AM on Thursday, September 3 at the Oregon City Elks Lodge.  The Pioneers take on the Lions at 7 PM on Friday, September 4 at Pioneer Stadium.  Breakfast tickets are $10 at the door and all alumni and friends of Oregon City and West Linn Football are encouraged to attend.   The game on September 4 will mark the 95th consecutive meeting between Oregon City and West Linn making it the longest, continuously played high school football game west of the Mississippi.  Oregon City leads the high school series by a slim margin, 50-43-1, and the alumni series 4-1.

Family Affair

Fathers and Family

By David Norman

This past Sunday we celebrated Father’s day. It’s a time that we reflect and honor the fathers and men in our lives that have guided us, mentored us, and shaped us into the people we are today.  In this edition of our newsletter, I’d like to share an aspect about Battle For Bridge that celebrates Fatherhood in its entirety. Fatherhood created Battle For The Bridge and fatherhood makes this event special and unique.

Ian Giammanco co-created Battle For The Bridge in an effort to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening condition that affects his daughter Sophia. It is because of a father’s love and pursuit to find a cure for his daughter that this event was established. This love took an alumni football game and transformed it into a medium to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

One can feel the impact of fatherhood in the football game.  The bond between fathers and sons and traditions passed down from generations of West Linn and Oregon City Alumni. You could sense how special this game was when Todd MacClanathan (WL 1985) and his son Michael (WL 2011) both sacked the Oregon City Quarterback together in the first Battle For The Bridge; and with Michael Wilson (WL 1985) playing with his son, Christian (WL 2011). Players on both sides could see the bond between Rick Schneider (OC 1979) and his son, Quarterback Russell Schneider (OC 2001) playing together; or when Coach Greg Lord returned to coach Oregon City alumni, which included his son Mike (OC 1995). You can also feel the generational impact of this game as current West Linn High School students Connor and Katie Maloney watch their father, Mike (WL 1986), battle in the trenches of the offensive and defensive line.  The sense of family was present in the stands as Bill Hoveke watched his son TC (WL 2005) and grandson Mitch (WL 2012) play football and his daughter, Liz (WL 1994) perform at half time show with the alumni dance teams. And finally, it was powerful for me to look into the stands and see my father watching me play football one more time.

Fatherhood and community. Fighting for a cure. This football game is privilege and tradition exclusive only to Oregon City and West Linn Alumni.  It’s not just a game; it’s a family affair.