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Colorado Crush Owner Ill, Team for Sale

March 7, 2016 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Colorado Crush News Release

Dear fans, sponsors, staff and players,

I have always attempted to run the Colorado Crush openly and honestly the last five plus years. Therefore, I write to you all the following:

In January of this year, I was diagnosed as terminally ill. At best, I have been given about three to five years to live. Because of this, my life priorities have changed and I will retire from professional football at the conclusion of this season.

Rest assured that the Crush will finish this season, all current year season contracts will be honored, and all current year season bills will be paid in full sometime after the season is over.

I announce today that the Colorado Crush Indoor Football Team is for sale. I am working closely with the Indoor Football League and others in our community with the hopes a new owner or owners can be found to continue indoor professional football in Northern Colorado. Those interested in acquiring the Colorado Crush organization can call Mike McCoy of the Indoor Football League office at 308-258-4429 or Aaron Ontiveros of the Colorado Crush at 970-472-0128.

I extend my personal thanks to all fans and sponsors of the Colorado Ice/Colorado Crush. I consider you all part of my extended family. I hope you feel the same and understand that given my time left on the planet, my life and my family's lives must take a new and different direction in the future.

A huge thank you to my general manager, head coach and more importantly good friend Heron O'Neal for all his hard work in building one of the most respected franchises in the Indoor Football League. My thanks also extend to my loyal staff, the IFL and all my playing partners/teams as well.

It has been a pleasure to be at the helm all these years and it saddens me, my wife Patty, and our daughters to inform you of this news.

Please continue to support the Crush and our sponsors this season as we make a final push to bring the IFL championship home to Colorado this year.

Go Crush!

All the best,

Thomas Wigley


Colorado Crush Indoor Football

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