PIG BOWL 2015
PIG BOWL 2015
For the 3rd year in a row, the 13th Annual Pig Bowl was played for Two different
Families. Tana Slawson and her Husband Rick of Goldendale
as well as Heidi, Blake, Lila May and Mia Hall of Hood River.
The weather was great and it wasn’t long before red and blue lights were flashing up the street. Tana, Rick and their daughter Carly were escorted onto the field by police officers from the Goldendale Police Department, Hood River County Sherriff’s Office, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Police and The Dalles City Police Department.
Fans from all over the Columbia River Gorge donned their pig noses, packed the grandstands, lined the field and even sat in the grass to watch Oregon battle Washington in the annual flag football frenzy.
Once again the football game was more of a defensive battle despite the 8-man open-field atmosphere. Both teams struggled to score in the first quarter which ended 0-0. Washington Scored First on a run by Klickitat County Sheriff Deputy Quarterback Ross Guiney and added an extra point by Washington State Trooper Conor Schwilke making it 7-0. The Dalles City Police Department’s newest officer, Joey Lick scored first for Oregon, but they missed their 2pt conversion making it 7-6 at the half.
The Dalles High School Cheerleaders and Dance Club Academy Jr. Cheer did a great job entertaining the crowd. The Dalles Youth Cheer also participated this year and looked great wearing all pink!
Four Different Bounce Houses from True Value and Fun Jumpers lined the field keeping all ages entertained!
At half time Mandy Pray won the 50/50 raffle with a pot over $250!! She then donated the entire amount back to the Pig Bowl! Thanks for your generosity Mandy – a selfless reflection of what the Pig Bowl is all about! Blessing the fans for the 13th consecutive year was Pig Bowl Announcer Rod Runyon, as well as his side kick, Mark Helyer, who once again did a great job handling all the points on the scoreboard! Also during half time, with support from long time Pig Bowl Official Bob McFadden, Misty Martin the 2014 Pig Bowl Recipient shared a few words of thanks to the crowd for their support.
Defense again dominated the second half as Ringer TJ Lund intercepted a pass for Washington and Hood River Deputy District Attorney Tim Wong and Senior Trooper Michael Holloran each picked off a pass for Oregon. Oregon scored first in the second half when Wong grabbed a Touchdown Pass from second year quarterback Wasco County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hall. Oregon again missed their extra point making the score 12-7. Klickitat County Sheriff Deputy Quarterback Ross Guiney Scored his second touchdown in the fourth quarter putting Washington up for good 13-12. However, for the second year in a row, Oregon Dominated Washington on the scoreboard 1865-1533!!
No one went hungry thanks to Papa Murphy’s, Safeway, Cash & Carry and Dutch Brothers. Also a big Thank You to this years Concessions Coordinators Jennifer Holloran, Linda Bertschi and Theresa Cagle!
Pastor Shannon Bren of the Lyle Celebration Center said a great opening prayer, Nancy Shimp sang an incredible National Anthem and Volunteers were everywhere. Like Steve Hinatsu, Jim Taylor and Garth Miller on the chains, OSAA Officals Bob McFadden, Fred Bergen and Anthony Periera and WOA Basketball Official Dave Van Laar who subbed in at the last minute!
Please click on this link to the Pig Bowl Program to see an even bigger list of all the wonderful people who donated their time and or their money to this years event. Please Support the Businesses who Support the Pig Bowl!
Also thank you so much to Senior Trooper Kendra Raiser who took all these great photos for our website!
The following photos were taken by Mark Gibson at The Dalles Chronicle… THANKS MARK!
I know I know… what you really want to know is… How much money did we raise? Well… although we didn’t quite reach record numbers, we did get very close… Thanks to your generosity and support, Pig Bowl 2015 raised just over $29,000!!!
In fact, on Monday night a check in the amount of $14,500 was issued to Rick and Tana Slawson at Westwind Frame and Gallery on Second Street in The Dalles. A HUGE Thank you to Marty for once again creating a fantastic collage of Pig Bowl Memories for the Slawsons.
It should be noted that Blake and Heidi Hall went out of town after the passing of their daughter, Lila May and were not able to make the Pig Bowl or the check presentation. Their check will be given to them at a later date. In the meantime, Hug a Pig and Thank a Pig Bowl Volunteer. We simply couldn’t do what we do without all of you! God Bless You and Thank You for your support!
We truly do live in a Wonderful Community.
Lord Please Bless Every Business and Family who Donated their Time and/or Money
to this Years Event.
Thank you Jesus for making this event possible!