Saturday, September 27, 2014

IWFL Welcomes Thee Toledo Reign



(Original press release can be found on the IWFL website here)

IWFL Welcomes Thee Toledo Reign

By: IWFL

Round Rock, Texas –The IWFL is pleased to announce it has awarded a new team membership to Thee Toledo Reign. Thee Reign will begin play as an expansion full member team in 2015 with a full schedule of exciting games.

Established in 2003, Thee Toledo Reign is one of the longest running women's football franchises in the sport.  Thee Reign will be the premier IWFL team in the state of Ohio, as well as acting as a bridge between the Atlantic and Midwest regions.

“This is a special team. Beth Razzoog and Mitchi Collette have built a team that consistently displays exceptional sportsmanship and skill on the field. This is a group that honors their responsibility as role models and that is exactly the type of team we want in the IWFL,” said Kezia Disney, IWFL Chief Operating Officer.

Thee Toledo Reign will offer women an opportunity to learn to play full tackle football and compete at the national level. The team will play regionally in Ohio, Pennsylvania and surrounding states during the regular season. The schedule will feature match ups with some of the best and most respected teams in the sport.

“The city of Toledo has long been a pillar in the women's football community and the Reign continues that tradition entering our 13th season.  This is a tremendous opportunity to not only reconnect with some of our historic rivals, but also to forge new relationships with teams across the region.  Most importantly, we want to provide our coaches, players and fans with a competitive, fun and memorable game day experience.", stated Beth Razzoog owner and IWFL Delegate.

Tryouts
Women interested in playing competitive tackle football can attend open tryouts for Thee Toledo Reign throughout the month of October, with events scheduled at both Northwood's City Park in Northwood, OH as well as St. Anthony’s Kenna Hall in Temperance Michigan. Details about where to report and what to bring to tryouts can be found on the website or by contacting us by phone or email.
Phone: (419) 654-5799(419) 654-5799
Email: reignweb@gmail.com
Website: www.theetoledoreign.com

About Thee Toledo Reign
Thee Toledo Reign is the IWFL's representative franchise in the football-rich state of Ohio.  Founded in 2003 by co-owners Beth Razzoog and Mitchi Collette, the Reign provides the opportunity for women 18 years of age and older in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan to participate in full-contact tackle football. The mission of the Reign is to enhance the lives of women by providing an outlet for active cooperation with their teammates and nurturing their competitive spirit.  For more information visit our website at www.theetoledoreign.com

About the IWFL
Founded in 2000, the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) is an international women’s tackle football organization. The IWFL provides women’s tackle football teams the opportunity to play at the top competition tier of their sport, while fostering an environment of goodwill and sportsmanship. Offering participation levels appropriate for all markets the IWFL has taken the lead in the development of women’s football for future generations. For more visit www.iwflsports.com

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dine Out for the Cure!


Many local restaurants will be donating a portion of your bill back to Komen Northwest Ohio on Race Day! Please print the Dine Out flyer and take it with you to a participating restaurant on Race day to ensure Komen Northwest Ohio gets a portion of your total bill!

You can find the Dine Out for the Cure flyer on the Komen Northwest Ohio site linked here.

Race for the Cure in Findlay and Toledo This Weekend!




This weekend the Reign continues our tradition of participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events in Northwest Ohio!

On Saturday, September 27th we will be in Findlay for the 
2nd Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Findlay Race for the Cure. We were honored to be part of the inaugural event in Findlay last year and we are happy to return to this event to act as greeters at the finish line for all participants of the event.

Sunday, September 28th is the 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Toledo Race for the Cure in downtown Toledo. An expected crowd of over 12,000 runners will be ready to run and the Reign will be on hand for the 12th consecutive year. From the very start of the event the Reign will be visible acting as the human starting line, and after the runners have made their way through the course the Reign will be there to welcome and cheer them across the finish line.

We are honored to continue our tradition of involvement in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events and we hope to see lots of fans this weekend in both Findlay and Toledo!

For more information please follow this link to the Komen Northwest Ohio home page. You can also visit the event pages for the Findlay and Toledo races here:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Reign Award Winners!

The 2014 Reign banquet is in the books and we would like to congratulate the following award winners:

  • Reign Award - #32 Sarah Wagner
  • MVP - #25 Brianna Patman
  • Coaches Award - #20 Toya Shinaul
  • Veteran Award - #35 Sandi Bowen
  • Defensive Player of the Year - #57 Marabeth Lewis
  • Offensive Player of the Year - #9 Jacki Clark
  • Niki "Pup" Marzluff Rookie of the Year - #10 Barb Willobee
  • Special Teams Player of the Year - #11 Sarah Stephens
  • Special Teams Rookie of the Year - #78 Crystal Dupler
  • Defensive Lineman of the Year - #51 Maegan Applegate
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year - #58 Kendra Dempster-Walsh
  • Reika Spirit Award - #14 Julia Koralewski / #56 Wendy Kidd
  • Most Improved Player - #53 Brandi Rizer
Photos of the award winners can be found here!

We have some exciting announcements regarding the 2015 season in the coming weeks so be sure to keep an eye here and on our Facebook page for details!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

WFA All Star Weekend

This weekend was the WFA Championship Weekend in Chicago, Illinois and several Reign players, coaches and management made the trip to participate in the festivities.

Friday night the Indy Crash defeated the Seattle Majestics 26-12 in the inaugural Alliance Bowl.  Saturday afternoon was the All-American Game where the National Conference defeated the American Conference 24-7.  1st Team All-American RB #25 Brianna "Bugg" Patman represented the Reign   The weekend wrapped up with the Boston Militia claiming the WFA National Championship with a 69-34 victory over the San Diego Surge.

Head over to our Facebook page to see photos from our weekend in Chicago, and thank you to the Chicago Force and the organizers of the WFA Championship Weekend for being our hosts.