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Rider Rooters have a busy fall planned 40 years after formation

July 26, 2012

Rider Rooter President Bob Fitzgerald (left) presented St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan with the first Rider Rooter membership of the season and Traci Lauth (right) presented Pat McGowan with tickets for the Archie Griffin speech in August, an event that the Rider Rooters and the St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer Committee teamed up for. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)

Forty years  and more than $600,000 donated to St. Marys Memorial athletic programs later, the group kicked off its fall 2012 events, which include teaming up with St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer to bring two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin to the city.

Griffin will appear at Buffalo Wild Wings in St. Marys on Thursday, Aug. 23, in a fundraiser for the Rider Rooters.

Griffin will tour the town before the event, with a stop at Skip Baughman Stadium. The event falls on the same week as Griffin’s birthday, so the event will present him with a birthday cake. St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan will present Griffin with a key to the city.

Tickets to the event are available at Buffalo Wild Wings. There are tiered tickets based on where the seating.

Upcoming Events:
—  Buffalo Wild Wings Roughrider Open, a four-man 18-hole scramble, will be played on Saturday at Northmoor. Sign-up is available at Buffalo Wild Wings and at Northmoor. Cost is $55 for greens fees and a cart along with a buffet at Buffalo Wild Wings. Transportation will be provided from the golf course to the restaurant and from the restaurant to home if within 15 miles. First prize is $500 at the golf tournament.

— The Rider Rooters will have a Bingo table at Summerfest.

— The Chicken Bowl will be on Friday, Aug. 17. Chicken dinners, catered by the Knight of Columbus, will be served from 4:30 p.m. until they are gone.

— Rider Rooter memberships are available for $20. A $500 lifetime membership is also available.

— Rider Rooter Memberships include a chicken dinner at the Chicken Bowl scrimmage, five $100 drawings at the last home football game, six 50-50 tickets for home football and basketball games and game ball drawings at home football games.


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