Oak Lawn Softball Set to Host Ultimate Spartan Competition
It is a competition to end all competitions. It is bigger than life. It is the Ultimate Spartan Contest, and it will select the top senior boy student-athlete in the school. The showdown will be held in the OLCHS Auditorium Gymnasium on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., and the ultimate goal of the competition is to help raise enough money for the OLCHS Softball program to build a batting cage at the Spartan Athletic Complex.
After searching through a very talented senior class, the softball team selected seven of the top seniors to compete and figure out who best represents the Spartans on and off the playing field. The contestants are Sean Altenburg, Shawn Cannon, Kyle Cheng, Saul Huerta, Bob Kametas, Cody McElheny and Connor Niemiec. They will compete in formalwear, beachwear, talent, fundraising, and interview. One of the categories for judging will be audience approval as well, where the loudest screams and cheers will give the contestants more points.
Each of the guys has his own strengths and is widely known around the school. Altenburg was Homecoming King and plays football and basketball. Cannon also plays hoops and competes on the track team. Cheng is a tennis player and participates in a ton of clubs and organizations. Huerta is a soccer stud. Kametas plays both basketball and baseball. McElheny runs for cross country and on track. And Niemiec plays football, baseball, and he wrestles.
Currently the boys are raising money by selling bracelets for support. Each one has his own color designation. Beginning on February 1, 2013, tickets will go on sale for $5 in advance, and they will also be available at the door for $7. Softball players, contestants, the coaching staff, and the Athletic Office will be selling the tickets. Also find updates on Twitter @OakLawnSoftball.