The Indian Lake Lakers football team has not only shown prowess on the football field, but also has shown volunteer spirit. The team volunteered their time and strength last June to help with the JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure. The team was rewarded for volunteer efforts with a specialized piece of training equipment for the Indian Lake High School Lakers football program.
The equipment was presented to Coach Dave Coburn and Coach Thomas Taylor by Anthony Schlegel, designer of the equipment. Schlegel is a former strength and conditioning coach for OSU. He is also a former OSU football great and played in the NFL . Schlegel presented ‘The Difference: The Ultimate Striking Machine’ at Mimi’s at the Lake Restaurant on Thursday, December 3. Schlegel and Bobby Carpenter, another former OSU football great and NFL player, have combined their time, talent and experience in forming a new company for fitness and strength training. Their new company is called The Difference USA. All of the training equipment is made in Ohio.
Travis Moyer, head coach for the Wapakoneta Redskins and named Coach of the Year in Division III, received The Difference equipment donated by Rex and Jean Thomas from Wapakoneta. North Union Assistant Coach Jesse Miller was also presented with The Difference donated by Jack and Amy Kirby, owners of Mimi’s at the Lake Restaurant.
Anthony Schlegel has committed to attending the JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure scheduled for June 25, 2016. The JR Memorial Indian Lake ‘Cruise for a Cure’ is a fund raising event with all proceeds benefiting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer / Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Hospital – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).
Submitted by JeanAnn Richardson.