Bucyrus Elks #156 Invitational attracts region’s best athletes

The Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 has been the driving force behind one of the largest track invitationals in the region for more than 20 years. The annual Elks #156 Invitational is being held at the Bucyrus City Schools Athletic Complex Saturday, March 30, and is shaping up to be a tremendous event. Preliminaries and field events begin at 9:30 a.m., and admission for adults is $6 and $4 for students.

This year’s field includes 17 teams from the region. Teams competing in this year’s meet include Ashland Crestview, Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Fredricktown, Galion, Lexington, Marion Harding, Oak Harbor, Ontario, Pleasant, Plymouth, River Valley, South Central, St. Peter’s, Upper Sandusky and Wynford.

“The Bucyrus Elks #156 Invitational is the premier early season invitational in the region,” Athletics/Activities Director Rick Rawson said. “I want to thank the Bucyrus Elks #156 for their support of our student-athletes and athletics programs.”

A meet of this size takes great support. Many volunteers from the Bucyrus and Crawford County community will be helping to make this year’s event great for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.

Additional support for the Elks #156 Invitational is provided by a number of tremendous business sponsors, including: Dean’s Trophy House, Mizick, Miller & Co., Edward Jones-Sean Ritzhaupt, Barn Salvage, Nigh Builders, Kiess Electric, Inc., Thompson Home Maintenance, Plymale Insurance Group, Inc., Core Care Chiropractic, Bucyrus Redmen Athletic Boosters, Norman’s Niche, Oberlander’s Tree & Landscape, Wink’s Lock & Safe, ADM Benefits, Inc., Larry Kauffman Construction, Phil Lazar Plumbing & Heating, Old 30 BBQ, Francis Henize, D.D.S., Bucyrus Lions Club, Club View Vision Center, Crossroads Original Designs, Lu Lu’s Kitchen, Ryder Heil Bronze, Watts House of Insurance, T&M Merchandising, Proforma/Sue & Chuck Fancourt, Kennedy Layne Salon, Zeigler’s Electrical Service, Baker’s Pizza & Sports Shack, Red Wing American Shoe Service, Pisanellos Pizza, The Dexter Company, Rock Solid Media, Ohio Health, First Federal Community Bank, Mohican Sports Medicine, Kinn Brothers Plumbing & Heating, United Ohio Insurance Company, Dostal & Kirk Insurance and Financial Services, Creative Options, Wise Funeral Service, Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Old Crawford Land and Title and Spreng Capital Management.

“We are very grateful to the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 for their tremendous support of our district,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “This event is one of the premier track meets in the region, and it would not be possible without the Elks Lodge #156.”

For more information about the Elks #156 Invitational, contact Rose at 419-562-2739 or Kimmel at 419-562-4045.