OPRF athlete Kathryn Gevitz was recently named to the 2006 Illinois High School Association All-State Academic Team. Gevitz is the first student from OPRF this season to receive the honor.

The senior participates in cross country, gynmanstics and track and field. In track and field events, Gevitz placed second in triple jump, eighth in the long jump and ninth in the high jump at the State Meet last spring.

Pro team to hold OPRF Day

The Chicago Storm professional indoor soccer team is holding an Oak Park and River Forest Day on Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m. at UIC Pavilion.

The Storm will take on the Baltimore Blast.

A $2 discount will be given to all Oak Park and River Forest residents, their families and friends (tickets $15?#34;reg. $17). With the purchase of game tickets children can take part in the pre-game player’s clinic for free with select Story players from 2-3 p.m. Those interested in participating in the clinic, must register by March 20.

The day will also include a post game autograph session with Storm player Semir Mesanovic, a River Forest resident, and other select Storm players.

Contact Nichole Long at the Chicago Storm office to purchase tickets, to register for the pre-game clinic or for more information. Nichole ?#34; 312-226-4635 x-111 or nlong

Relay for Life

The First annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oak Park/River Forest is in the planning stages to be held at Concordia University April 28-29.

Over 525 people on 35 teams have signed up to participate in this overnight walk, where people come together to celebrate cancer survivors and to honor those who have died from the disease. Teams have been formed from community members of Oak Park and River Forest as well as students and staff from Concordia University, Dominican University, Oak Park River Forest High School and Fenwick High School. There is still an opportunity to become a team member.

This Relay For Life event will fundraise over $50,000 for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Ninety-four cents of every dollar raised goes directly towards services in the community.

To get involved, call your local American Cancer Society at 484-8541 or visit www.cancer.org.

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