Local News Digest: All-American Bowl viewing event
January 1, 2014 9:08PM
Nic Weishar, of Marist, poses in his U.S. Army All-American jersey while holding a commemorative plaque. | Supplied photo
Updated: February 4, 2014 6:13AM
Marist High School senior Nic Weishar, of Midlothian, will be playing football Saturday in an elite game that features only 90 high school seniors from across the country.
Marist, 4200 W. 115th St. in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, invites all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to the school to watch Weishar, the SouthtownStar Football Player of the Year in 2013, in the Army All-American Bowl via television.
The event at Marist begins at 11:30 a.m., with kickoff scheduled for noon, according to a press release from the school. The game will be broadcast live on NBC.
Pizza, games, giveaways and more will be provided, the release said. Students interested in attending should email email@example.com or call (773) 881-5302 to reserve a spot. Students should enter Marist through the main gym doors. The event will end at 2:30 p.m.
Weishar’s career at Marist included 256 receptions, 3,284 receiving yards and 28 touchdown catches.
More than 200 alumni of the bowl game are playing in the NFL, the release said.
MLK program at Park Forest library
The Park Forest Public Library will present a special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. film at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18. The film chronicles King’s life and work in the Civil Rights Movement.
King’s friends and colleagues recount their experiences with him and what his legacy means to them, according to a press release from the library. Footage of him in more casual moments and from the earliest to the last years of activism round out the picture of his life, the release said.
The film is not a documentary as much as it is a recounting of King’s accomplishments in the public sphere, the release said.
A discussion will follow the film. The program is free and open to the public, and parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their young children, the release said.
The library, which is at 400 Lakewood Blvd., will be closed Jan. 19 and 20 in observance of the King holiday, the release said.