'Blackout' coming back

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Several local high school football teams are blacking out central Illinois for Easter Seals and helping to increase awareness for children and adults living with disabilities.  

    This program not only educates the entire community about individuals living with disabilities, but it increases team and school spirit. Most importantly, the program instills the importance of philanthropy for players, students and the entire community. The way Blackout for Easter Seals works is that schools choose a football game for their fans to participate. They then purchase black T-shirts with their school and Easter Seals logos on them and wear them to the designated game, thus “blacking out” the crowd. A portion of the T-shirt sales goes to Easter Seals.  

Local participating schools and their game dates follow:

• Eureka High School — Oct. 14

• Washington High School vs. Metamora High School — Oct. 14

• Eureka College — Oct. 22

For more information about Blackout or to get your school involved, contact Andrea Marold-Childs at Easter Seals at 686-7755 ext. 2298.