Inferno Alliance Letter (Alumni)

It’s been a while old friends, classmates, and teammates, remember the past and read the following:

Remember the days you participated in high school sports. Remember attending the football or basketball games with your face painted and dressed in red and black, chanting…we will, we will rock you.

High school athletics played a significant part in your life. Back then, we never thought about where the uniforms came from or the gym or field we played on.

Now, thirty-some years later, we are more likely to appreciate those facts.

If you don’t know, Lowell athletics are enjoying a very successful period. Softball, Track, Tennis, Cross Country, Wrestling and Swimming have all ventured down state which is quite an accomplishment.
Then there is the Football program, yes, Lowell has our 1st State Football Championship Team winning in 2005, only to again return to the final game in 2007. The future looks bright for all our athletes.

With a renovated school, including gymnasium and new field house, some sports are enjoying the benefits. Unfortunately the Inferno, our football field, has not been so lucky. The Inferno is the only place in the town of Lowell where over 4,000 people come to watch an event, only to leave thinking we live in the past. Bleachers from the mid 70’s, same for the concession stand, not to mention the restrooms….not very impressive (or sanitary, especially when there are only three, sometimes working, stalls and 4000 patrons).

Now for the great news: Recently, a couple of businessmen and the Lowell Athletic Booster Club met to discuss these issues. After meeting with the Tri Creek School Corporation and having them commit to investing $ 300,000.00 to renovate the bleachers, they realized this is a nice start, however, not enough. What about the Press Box, the Concession Stand and the Restrooms?

RDP…If you have been to an athletic event recently, you know, you have experienced what this means. “Red Devil Pride”, not only in our athletes but in our community.

The Booster Club, along with a couple of local business men and past Red Devils themselves, has decided to step up and take on this mission. Yes, it is a big endeavor, but Lowell has roots. Lowell as a community and with the support of LHS alumni can make a difference.

We can bring the past, (the existing Inferno) into the future.

Thus, the Inferno Alliance was born. This organization is part of the Booster Club dedicated to the renovations of the Inferno. We do this not only for the past, not only for the present, but for the future.

Now, we ask that you look into your past. Remember the hard work, the team work, the parts of your athletic past that has made you what you are today. See a future not only for our athletes but for our town as well. No matter where you may live now, Lowell will always be “home” and you will always be a Red Devil at Heart.

With that said, we need to restore the Inferno and with your finical support we can make it happen.

Also remember, the Lowell Athletic Booster Club, Inc. is a 501c3 Non for Profit organization which will maximize your tax deduction.

With Red Devil Pride

Herb and Kelly Steuer

Proud Alliance Members…RDP


Membership Information

“Member” (donations from $100 to $499)

For your donation you will have your name listed in the Sports Programs for two (2) years.

“Bronze Member” (donations from $500 to $999)

For your donation you will receive:

Your name listed in the Sports Programs for two (2) years

In addition you will receive a Framed Certificate

“Silver Member” (donations from $1,000 to $4,999)

For your donation you will receive:

Your name listed in the Sports Programs for two (2) years

In addition you will receive a Framed Certificate

Engraved Brick (4”x8”)

Two (2) reserved seats for regular season home varsity Football Games

Two (2) All-Seasons Sport Passes regular season home events only.

“Gold Member” (donations from $5,000 to $9,999)

For your donation you will receive:

Your name listed in the Sports Programs for two (2) years

In addition you will receive a Framed Certificate

Engraved Brick (8”x16”)

Two (2) reserved seats for regular season home varsity Football Games (5 years)

Two (2) All-Seasons Sport Passes regular season home events only (5 years)

One (1) Reserved Parking Space for all Varsity Football Games (5 years)

“Red Devil” Member (donations of $10,000 and up)

For your donation you will receive:

Your name listed in the Sports Programs for two (2) years

In addition you will receive a Framed Certificate

Engraved Brick (16”x16”)

Four (4) reserved seats for regular season home varsity Football Games (10 years)

Four (4) All-Seasons Sport Passes regular season home events only (Life Time)

Two (2) Reserved Parking Space for all Varsity Football Games (10 years)

Donations shall be sent to: Lowell Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 364, Lowell IN 46356, by August 2009

For Gold and Red Devil Sponsors, if sponsor would rather have multiple bricks instead of one Large Brick please indicate on the Brick Order Form.

Brick Order Form

Sponsor _________

Contact Information _________

Membership Designation _________

Brick Size or Multiple Bricks _________

Engraving Information

Maximum three (3) Lines with 14 letters (including spaces per line)

Line One _________

Line Two _________

Line Three _________

Questions: Contact Herb Steuer (219) 696-7545 or hksteuer@comcast.net

Larry Workman (219) 696-2300 or lworkman@hi-reach.com

Alliance Construction Crew

Inferno Alliance Construction Crew

Ironworkers Workers

John Fenner

Mike Grahovac

Terry Hallahan

Todd Villa

Tom Campbell

Nick Reno

Tim Hutton

Pat O’Leary

John Smith

Companies

Austgen Electric – Mike Austgen

Huseman Excavating – Don Huseman

Midgett Concrete – John Midgett

Spruce Construction - John Nelson

IMBR Cranes – Randy Williams

Illini Hi-Reach – Larry Workman

All-American Construction – Ed Cleveland

Our own Booster Members

Kevin Mikesell

Mike Magley

Ray Skamay

Don Grubbe

Ed Eldred

Jim (Tiny) Wright

Don Bales

Drew Steuer

Kelly Steuer

Herb Steuer

Alliance Members for Program

Inferno Alliance Membership List Update 9-21-08

Member Donation Level

Lowell Athletic Booster Club Inc. Red Devil Over $10,000

Larry and Mendy Workman Red Devil

Illini Hi-Reach Red Devil

Lowell Athletic Department Red Devil

LHS “L” Club Gold between $5,000 & $10,000

DeMotte State Bank Gold

The Sampson Families Gold

John and Denise Midgett / Midgett Concrete Gold

Red Devil Football Silver between $1,000 & $5,000

Herb and Kelly Steuer Silver

Jim and Terry Gasaway Silver

Mike and Carrie Austgen / Austgen Electrical Silver

The Don Bales Family Silver

Jim and Joyce Langen Silver

LHS Gymnastics Team Silver

Lowell Moose Lodge Silver

JLG Industries, Inc. Silver

Centier Bank Silver

Mike and Marcia Quale Silver

The Eloe Family Silver

Gough Construction Bronze between $500 & $1,000

National City Bank Bronze

Brown and Brown Insurance Bronze

Harding Inc. Bronze

Ray and Peggy Skamay Member under $500

Tom and Jo Anne Sharkey Member

Russell & Barbara Werner Member

Dyer Construction Member

Richard MacDonald Member

Daniel and Mary Huseman Member

Carlson Electric Member

The Alderman Family Member

Matt’s Repair Member

Dennis Keithley Member

Larry Cunningham Taxidermy Member

David Briggs Member

Lowell Athletic Booster, Inc.      P.O. Box 364      Lowell, IN 46356      (219) 696-7733