Kewpie Athletic Birth Certificate
was money in the bank for Hickman & Rock Bridge but it never got off
the ground due to little or no interest shown from either schools' athletic
departments" was Charley Blackmore's comment.
to Bob Vanatta, "Inaugural Recipient"
was planned, but never happened:
Doug Mirts, Athletic Director
at Hickman High School, will soon be announcing a new unique loyalty program,
School "Athletic Birth Certificate®." The Athletic Birth Certificate®
concept is the creation of Russ
Sloan, a 1956 Kewpie graduate
who went on to achieve All Big 8 Honors as an End on the Missouri Tigers
1959 Orange Bowl Team. The Kewpie
Athletic Birth Certificate can be ordered on-line and personalized with
recipient's name and birth date.
The 8-1/2" x 11" certificate is printed on heavy acid free Archival Parchment
cover stock, and totally customized
with the school colors, Kewpie Logo, and signed by the Principal and the
Athletic Director. The certificate
also carries with it a congratulatory message from the Missouri Sports
Hall of Fame.
Besides being such a unique sports
memento item, the majority of the purchase price of $19.95 flows directly
back to support the Athletic
Program at Hickman.
Although the program is currently
available on-line to all Kewpies and fans,
there will be a special presentation
during the football season honoring
a cross section of past Kewpies who have distinguished themselves
athletically as well as in their
post Kewpie years.
After hearing of this new Kewpie
Loyalty Program, Doug Mirts said, "We are very pleased and honored to be
chosen as the first high school
in Missouri to offer this unique Athletic Birth Certificate and we also
the fact that the majority of
the sales price of $19.95 comes right back to support "Kewpie Athletics."
Russ Sloan, President and CEO
of Athletic Birth Certificates, Inc.® and former Kewpie, noted that
knowledge his program is the
only one of its kind in America, in which the majority of the sales price
designed to go directly back
to support the Athletic Program.
Sloan stated that "As a former
Kewpie, Coach, Athletic Director and Bowl Game Director, I wanted to design
new and unique Athletic Loyalty
Program for both college and high school athletics that financially supported
athletics and is my way of partially
repaying the tremendous benefits and experiences I enjoyed in athletics
the high school and collegiate
Russ Sloan, who the heck is that?
Well as one of my dear friends Betty Lewis Slate, a classmate of Russ has
he was always the nicest guy.
Betty is exactly right and all you need to do to confirm that is meet the
man! He is one of
the greatest ambassadors for
all Kewpies of Hickman High School. To get to know Russ better go to "Russ
the Month" for April of 2007. But rest assured the best part of my
buddy Russ is his beautiful bride, Peggy Fisher, a
1959 Kewpie and she has been
the force behind this big guy since their days at Hickman High School.
Give an Athletic
Birth Certificate to every single
Kewpie in your Kewpie family. Take my word for it, get one soon and let
you have it. Hey don't you know
they're just $19.95 and the money does go back into the athletic program
High School! by
Charley Blackmore, "Mr. Kewpie"
of Charley Blackmore, Kewpie Classmates Association firstname.lastname@example.org
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1937 Kewpie of Jupiter, Florida becomes the
Recipient" of the
Athletic Birth Certificate' from Russ.
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