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

Girls b-ball league

The Chicago Power Girls “In-house” Basketball League begins Sunday, April 23rd. There will be three divisions, 3rd and 4th graders, 5th and 6th graders, and 7th graders. The fee is $5 per game/ eight games.

Registration is Sunday, April 2 from 9 a.m. ?#34; 11 a.m. or Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Fenwick High School, 505 Washington Blvd.

For questions call Dave Power at 386-0127 ext. 171.

Dvorak two-week player of the week

Dominican’s Bret Dvorak was named Player of the Week by the Lake Michigan Conference two weeks in a row.

Dvorak, 2-1 on the young season, tossed a complete-game, nine-inning shutout against Rockford College on Friday, March 17. Dvorak surrendered just two hits and three walks as he struck out nine en route to 5-0 win for the Stars.

In 22 innings pitched, Dvorak had yet to surrender an earned run in the 2006 season. His strikeout to walk ratio was better than 2:1 with 26 strikeouts to just 12 walks and had surrendered just 10 hits in three starts with opponents hitting just .130 against the 5-11 junior.

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