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BlueCats Win UIF "Extra Points" Contest

August 29, 2007 - United Indoor Football Association (UIF) - Evansville BlueCats News Release

The Evansville BlueCats of United Indoor Football (UIF) are excited to announce that the team has won the inaugural UIF "Extra Points" community service award. This award is given to the team who accumulates the most community service hours in their community during the season.

BlueCats Owner and President John Voliva said, "I'd especially like to thank Rob Rexing and Mike Horn for all their hard work this season. They worked very hard to represent us in the city and made sure we were present at dozens of events. Winning the Extra Points would've been impossible without them."

The "Extra Points" program was announced at the January league meetings as a way for the league office to keep track of all community service and appearance hours performed by UIF teams. The league has been tracking these hours all season up until just before the All-Star game. The BlueCats players, cheerleaders, Booster Club, and staff were very active in the community this season, racking up an impressive 563.5 hours between mid January and mid August. The league recorded an amazing 2,404.75 total hours from all member teams in 2007, with the BlueCats making up nearly one quarter of the league's overall total.

In addition to spending hundreds of hours making appearances at local schools, churches, and numerous community functions in 2007, the BlueCats also generously donated, directly or indirectly, more than $8,000 to several local charities.

Winning the UIF "Extra Points" contest comes with a reward. In honor of this accomplishment, the league office will be making a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Evansville BlueCats to the BlueCats charity of choice. The BlueCats have requested that these funds be donated to CJ's Bus Foundation.

The CJ's Bus Foundation was born in the wake of the deadly tornado that struck Evansville and Newburgh at 1:58AM on November 6, 2005. The tornado took 25 lives and was one of the deadliest storms in Indiana history.

CJ's Bus will be a rapid-response self-contained mobile recreation unit, which will be deployed to disaster sites nationwide in order to keep children distracted and entertained in a safe group environment in the immediate aftermath phase of natural or man-made disasters. The bus will be deployed in partnership with local authorities in order to provide maximum benefit to the families and children in communities hit by disaster.

For more information on CJ's Bus Foundation, please visit their website at For more information on the Evansville BlueCats, please visit the website at

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