O.C. Alumni Association Gets Ready for “Red & White Weekend”

O.C. Alumni Association Gets Ready for “Red & White Weekend”

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Former coaches and football alumni enjoy a past Red & White Weekend celebration. (Courtesy Marcia Shallcross McCulley)

The Ocean City Alumni Association will celebrate its 11th annual Red & White Weekend on the weekend of Oct. 18-20.

The weekend festivities will begin Friday, Oct. 18 with a pre-game football rally from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the practice football field.

The rally will include food, free face painting, free giveaways to show school spirit and Johnson’s Popcorn. Veterans will be recognized on the field prior to kickoff of the 6 p.m. football game vs. Triton. Veterans should check in upon arrival.

The Alumni Association will honor Susan Rumer Peifer, OCHS Class of 1964, for her dedication to her hometown and alma mater.

The rally is sponsored by AtlantiCare and open to all fans, alumni and the community. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center.

For more information call Marcia Shallcross McCulley at 609-425-2911.

Additional weekend activities include a Red and White Social hosted by the Ocean City Education Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-10 p.m. at Josie Kelly’s in Somers Point.

Visit www.OCNJEF.com for tickets or more information.

The weekend is topped off with a luncheon honoring the new inductees in the OCHS Sports Hall of Fame. The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 in the OCHS Auditorium, with the awards ceremony at noon followed by a luncheon.

Inductees include 10 OCHS athletes, one coach and one OCHS team, including: Coach Gary Degenhardt, 2010 Baseball Team, Don Tarves, Scott Lipford, Lauren McHale, Melody Sye, Casey Beyel, Joi Johnson, Joe Myers, Miles Schoedler, Jill Kozakowski and Robyn Fortsch.

Contact Geoff Haines, OCHS athletic director, to purchase luncheon tickets at 609-399-1290.