Contributions in celebration of Calvin’s life can be made to:
Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church
1050 South York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
PO Box 3028, Shiremanstown, PA 17011-3028
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CV vs State College
... Chase Ebersole
... Jacob Fetterolf
... Rumi Khan
... Matt Manchon
... Andrew Miller
... Jake Palmer
$1000 Scholarship Awards
Known as the Cumberland Valley Football Alumni Association (CVFAA), we are an independent association having the support of the Cumberland Valley administration, the athletic department, and the football coaching staff.
Sponsors - Golfers or Both!
Once again the CVFAA is hosting their annual Big Red Golf Outing to support CV Football. Proceeds have a direct impact on former, current and graduating CV football players including home game tailgates, the CVFAA Football Hall of Fame Celebration, away game meals for 9th Grade, JV, and Varsity teams, and helping fund a variety of items needed each year for the CV Eagles Football program.
So... Sign up today... Even better, become a sponsor and help make the 22nd Big Red Golf Outing an even better success than last year!
$1000 Title Sponsorships
$500 Eagle Sponsorships
$350 Gold Sponsorships
$250 Silver Sponsorships
$300 Golf Cart Sponsorships
$150 Hole Sponsorships
$200 or Prize Sponsorships
$50 Patron Sponsorships
Prize Donation Sponsorships
2018 Hall of Fame INDUCTEES
CV Football Player Awards
On May 21, 2018, just shy of his 86th birthday, Cumberland Valley lost a beloved member of the Eagles football program... former CV Equipment Manager, Calvin Thompson has passed away. Although he retired from CV in 2009, and has not been at games for several seasons, Calvin was a dedicated member of the “behind-the-scenes” supporting staffers who help keep all Cumberland Valley athletes looking their best.
Born in Allenport on May 23, 1932, Calvin and twin brother Clinton grew up in Huntingdon County, PA. Calvin graduated from Mount Union High School where he played trombone in the Marching and Concert Band, the Brass Sextet, as well as the County Band. He was a member of a local town band and also found time to play softball.
As a young man, Calvin juggled a variety of jobs and activities such as becoming a corrections officer at White Hill, earning a “Milker’s Diploma” from Penn State, being a song leader at tent meetings, a song director at church, starting a local Boy’s Club program, and conducting singles ministry. Calvin was involved in church youth organizations throughout his adult life.
On January 24, 1958, Calvin married his sweetheart, Zana Lee Bowser, and together they raised three children, Karen, Connie, and Brad. Active at Silver Springs Elementary School, Calvin was a member of the “Senior” Chorus, participated in skits, helped with the annual wrestling tournament, dished up the “Mystery Dinner,” assisted in fund raising, served as Parent Organization President (1974-1976), and played “Santa” for many years. He also coached Little League, ran their concessions, and served as League Treasurer and Commissioner. The Silver Spring Township Field bears his name in recognition of his commitment to League programs.
From 1973 to 1983 Calvin was active with the CV Marching Band, where he and his wife ran concessions, chaperoned, and managed fund raising. Then head CV football coach, Harry Chapman, asked Calvin to “help out” with equipment and the rest is history. From 1983 through 2009, Calvin assigned, tracked, ordered, repaired, and did whatever it took to make sure Eagle athletes were properly attired. Throughout those years, and even after he retired, Calvin was hooked on Eagle Pride – the athletes, cheerleaders, and dance teams were his children... the coaching staff was his family... and Eagle fans were his best friends. He proudly wore “Red and White” both on and off the field and was a working example of what CV spirt should be. Thank you Calvin, for your years of service, selfless dedication, and never-ending supply of jokes – you will be missed by all who had the privilege to know and/or work with you at Cumberland Valley.
Big RED Golf Outing
Other fund raising activities are being scheduled. Check our website for upcoming events and to see our complete list of sponsors... which we encourage you to acknowledge, support, and join with them in contributing. Monies raised by CVFAA are returned to the CV football program including several scholarships to deserving seniors.
$1500 Scholarship Awards
Unsung Hero Award
Lawlor Family $500
Most Improved Player: Zack Snow
Ron Wentz Special Teams Player: Charlie Katshir
George Myers Leadership Award: Christian Arrington
C V F A A 2017-2018
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Chase Ebersole & Jacob Fetterolf
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CVFAA Player Award Winners
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019
DONATIONS...The CVFAA welcomes all donations in support of Cumberland Valley Football. Go to the SPONSORS page to donate to the CVFAA.
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May 21, 2018
From our inception in 1992, the mission of the CVFAA has been to support and promote the CV football program, to keep CV football alumni informed and involved, and to encourage alumni participation in CV football activities.
The purpose of the CVFAA is to:
Promotion of CV football is accomplished through our annual CVFAA newsletter, maintenance of the www.cvfaa.org website, support of CV football broadcasts, and announcements from our CVFAA Facebook and twitter accounts. CV football history is documented in our 50th anniversary booklet and supplement which is provided to every CV football senior. Each year we host the CV football social where new hall of fame members, the 50th anniversary team, and our special recognition honoree are featured.
Financial assistance is sustained by donations received from CV football alumni, corporate sponsors, and friends of the CV football program. 2018 sustaining contributors are:
CV BIG RED GOLF SCRAMBLE 2019!!! SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019
CD East & State College game write ups - See CV Football News Page
JV Unsung Player: Ryan McDonnell
Most Valuable Lineman: Jacob Fetterolf
Most Valuable Back: Jake Palmer
Team Sportsmanship: Jacob Fetterolf
FOR YOUR 2018-2019
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President... Clint Coldren '73
Vice President... Jeremy Sauve` '96
Secretary... Rod Coy '78
Assistant Secretary... Dan Jameson '00
Tresurer... Bill Brown '69
CVFAA BOARD MEMBERS
Ken Sgrignoli '58
Buck Mentzer '60
Larry Wentz '68
Jim Rich '72
Daryl Gochenaur '73
Mark Meabon '73
Tim Cramer '78
Tom Page '78
Jim Lawlor '97
Travis Friend '10
CVFAA HONORARY MEMBERS
CV Athletic Director... Mike Craig
CV Head Football Coach... Mike Whitehead
Hall of Fame Selection Chair... Bob Shellenberg