Week in Photos: Cushing’s Disease benefit game & 5k Walk/Run

Cushing’s Disease Charity Football Game

As announced in the Courier News, a charity football game was to take place on Seidler Field Saturday afternoon. The proceeds will benefit research into Cushing’s Disease, Plainfield non-profit group C.U.R.E. whose goal is to rebuild community center in town, and towards the medical bills of Erica Brown, a Plainfield resident who suffers from the rare disorder.

Retired NFL players Donald Jones and Manny Collins were on hand for the event, the former participating as a coach and the latter as a player. I was able to get some shots of the action around the game, which went on without a hitch under ominous skies. Sports photographer Cornelius Shaw was in attendance as well, and Plainfield View will share his in-game photos as soon as possible.

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Not quite ready to play with the adults, these kids had their own game on the sideline

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While most spectators observed from the bleachers, some did so from the bench.

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Some youth volunteered as first down chain-movers

Sports photographer Cornelius Shaw

Sports photographer Cornelius Shaw

Terry Muhammad of C.U.R.E speaks with Housing Authority Director Randy Wood

Terry Muhammad of C.U.R.E speaks with Housing Authority Director Randy Wood

Parts of the game received aerial coverage via drone from Sky View. Plainfield View hopes to show video of Seidler Field from above as soon as possible.

Parts of the game received aerial coverage via drone from Sky View. Plainfield View hopes to show video of Seidler Field from above as soon as possible.

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Queen City 5k Walk/Run

Last weekend’s 5th Annual Queen City 5k Walk/Run had a strong turnout despite the weather, considered by its founder Darryl Clark as yet another year of growth. The event’s pre-registrations doubled to sixty-five, and considering an understandable reduction in day-of registrants, the turn out was not too far off from previous year totals.

Cold temperatures and rain limited the amount of pictures that I took, but I was able to get a few at the finish line.

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Mayor Adrian Mapp and first lady Amelia finish the 5k walk/run

Mayor Adrian Mapp and his wife Amelia finish the 5k walk/run

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Some finish line encouragement

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