The Michael Collins Foundation is excited to announce we have partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the 2017 MCstrong Golf Outing. This year’s event will be held on July 27th at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal Illinois. Register a team online here or print a registration form and mail to The Michael Collins Foundation PO Box 19 Hudson Il 61748. Thank you for your support of Michael’s foundation!
Registration is LIVE and we have some EXCITING news to share! This year we have added a DOG WALK and VIRTUAL RUN as options to an already great lineup. Upgrading our shirts to Dri fit will be a hit as well. Help us strike out drunk driving and achieve your New Year’s exercise goals at the same time. Click on the photo link above to register online or click here to print a mail in registration form.
My poster for the Michael Collins Foundation is a little girl holding her father’s hand with a set of car keys. They girl’s jersey is the color of Michael’s Heartland jersey, and includes Collins’ last name and number. I included the quote, “You’re not the only one on the road,” because drunk driving not only affects those who are impaired, but also can be detrimental to those who are being responsible. This father, who took his daughter to a baseball game, is being a safe and sober driver. But, if another driver is irresponsible he/she may take the lives of innocent people. My future choices include safe and sober driving because I am aware of the consequences that accompany drunk driving, as well as the danger it brings upon myself and others.
Normal Community High School
For my MCstrong poster I wanted to portray the message that together, we are stronger. I was inspired by the Bible verse Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 which says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.” If is much easier for a community to come together and make a difference than an individual. I think it’s essential for friends and family to encourage each other to drive sober and make safe decisions. If we join together, support each other, and “lift people up” our community can make a difference not only in Bloomington – Normal, but around the world. In my poster I painted a person’s hand grasping on to someone else’s to illustrate someone “lifting up a friend” and “lending a helping hand.” The reason I chose to paint this was to show what it looks like to encourage and help others get back on their feet and make good choices. I also painted the MCstrong logo on the arms. I wanted to promote and share the message of
The Michael Collins foundation. Michael Collins touched many people in our community, and his accident struck up a change in our town, and in me. I plan to drive safe and sober, and to inspire others to do the same.
Normal Community High School
Two thumbs up for a GREAT outing and being awarded best dressed! Criteria…Tiger red, white belt with shirt tucked in! Good job Josh Kauten! Thanks to everyone who braved the excessive heat warning. Our volunteers along with the Ironwood Golf Course staff worked hard to make sure everyone stayed hydrated. From corporate partners to private donors, volunteers to golfers, thank you for making the 2nd Annual MCstrong golf outing a success! We have some exciting things being planned through the foundation with a newsletter to follow.
Congratulations to the 1st place team: Jeff Wells, Todd Kagel, Jon Eickhorst and Jason Alexander.
The 2016 MCstrong Golf Outing will be held at Ironwood Country Club on Thursday, July 21st.
The Michael Collins Foundation
PO Box #19
Hudson IL 61748
This year’s outing will feature prizes and contests including: Team prizes, Long Drive, Longest Putt, Closest-to-Pin, Straightest Drive, Closest 2nd shot, hole-in-one contest to win a 2016 Dodge Ram, and a Putting Contest!
Sign up is limited to 36 teams! Please sign up today!
For more information or to sponsor/donate prizes contact: Josh Kauten at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Michael Collins Memorial Invitation Schedule:
Thursday, April 28
4:30 Bloomington vs. Danville
7:00 Central Catholic vs. Tri-Valley
Friday, April 29
4:30 Lincoln vs. NCHS
7:00 University High vs. Normal West
Saturday, April 30
10:00 Fieldcrest vs. Herscher
12:30 Monticello vs. Olympia
3:00 Heyworth vs. Lexington
5:30 LeRoy vs. Henry-Senachwine
Sunday, May 1
11:00 Heartland vs John Wood (softball)
3:00 Heartland vs. Spoon River (baseball)
Click on logo above to register for the 2016 MCstrong 5K Online! or click here to print registration form and mail to The Michael Collins Foundation PO Box 19 Hudson Il 61748.
It’s official! Registration is now open for the MCstrong 5K Classic Run/Walk! This year we are having CHIP TIMING, and adjusting the route to make improvements for our runners and walkers!
Date: Saturday April 23rd @ 9:00 am
Arrival Time: Please arrive at least 30 minutes before race time
Packet pick-up Location: Fleet Feet – 105 Krispy Kreme Drive Suite 5 Bloomington IL
Packet Pick-up time: Friday April 22nd between 4 pm – 7 pm and Saturday morning at the Corn Crib from 7 am – 8:45 am
We would like to thank the over 1,300 runners and walkers that helped make the event a HUGE success last year, and look forward to having all of you back and more!
For the first time, the Illinois Coaches Association Senior All-Star game joined forces with the Michael Collins Foundation —
In Game 1 the West rolled to a 14-2 win over the East behind Michael Collins Memorial MVP winner Brady Fairfield of Metamora. In Game 2 it was the West again winning this time 8-2. The Dave Rodgers Honorary MVP for the East squad was Ryan Scharf of (Mount Zion HS.