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Red Dogs visit Holiday Hills Estates

March 30, 2004 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Black Hills Red Dogs News Release

On Wednesday afternoon, players from the Black Hills Red Dogs spent time with the residents of Holiday Hills Estates. Running back Mike Scott, wide receivers Calvin Thomas and Steve Gerszewski, and center Duane Brock had the pleasure of eating lunch and socializing with the residents.

Holiday Hills resident Richard Grosshans, who sat with Scott and Thomas said "I really enjoyed the guys taking time to come and visit us. They are all very congenial players."

After lunch he sat down and talked with Gerszewski, who grew up in Eastern North Dakota and graduated from Mayville State. Grosshans explained to Gerszewski that he is from nearby Oaks, ND and then moved to Fargo where he lived for 34 years. After college Gerszewski lived in Fargo for four years before moving to Rapid City to play for the Red Dogs. "It was really interesting talking to Steve about where we both grew up," Grosshans said, "we were both from the same area and now we are both here."

Chet Ridenour, who also sat with Scott and Thomas, enjoyed dining and talking with both players. "I think it is very nice that the players get out into the community. Although I've never been to a Red Dogs game, I am a fan of the sport."

Duane Brock had the opportunity to eat with Vern Cole and Mike and Wilma Curtin. Mike, who grew up in Lake Andes, said he really enjoyed the players visiting Holiday Hills. "I have attended a few Red Dogs games last year, but never got the chance to get this close and talk with them like I did today," said Curtain. "I would love to make it to some Red Dogs games this year, especially now that I knows a few of the players." Curtain will get that chance when several of the Holiday Hills residents will get to attend an upcoming home game.

All home games are played at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. For ticket information please call 394-4111 or 800-got-mine. For more information on the Red Dogs, please visit our website at For more information on Holiday Hills Estates, please contact Renae Tubbs at 348-4999. The Black Hills Red Dogs would like to personally thank the residents and staff of Holiday Hills Estates for making this a luncheon to remember.

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