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2011 Mick Orsich Memorial
2011 Hahne Cancer Center
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CLEARFIELD TRIO WILL AGAIN MAKE JOURNEY OVER THE MOUNTAIN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE HAHNE REGIONAL CANCER CENTER.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

Clearfield, PA (September 1)—Todd and Brenda Orsich along with Sherry Glace will be taking a special walk the weekend of September 9 & 10 to raise funds for the Hahne Regional Cancer Center located in DuBois, PA. The fourth annual walk is in memory of Mick Orsich, who was the track manager and flagman at Hummingbird Speedway until his passing on September 21, 2004.
 

The trio will be walking from Clearfield to DuBois on day one and resume in DuBois the next day and end their walk at the speedway located in Reynoldsville, PA. The walk is estimated at 28 miles. "As the announcer at the track I was trying to come up with a different way to raise money, and just blurted out that Brenda and I were going to walk to the speedway one weekend, Todd Orsich says." "The reaction from some of the fans was that they thought that we were crazy, and I thought the same thing when we reached the end of Turnpike Avenue, and looked up Rockton Mountain the first year." "But after we got to the track with many fans watching us walk in we said to each other that we are going to keep up this walk as a tradition, Orsich stated."

 
The trio will start their walk on Friday morning walking through Clearfield via Turnpike Avenue and up Rockton Mountain on Route 153. When they reach the top of the mountain they will continue on Route 322. They will continue their walk through Rockton and end at Sheetz in downtown DuBois. The trio will joined by Tom Glace on Saturday afternoon in downtown DuBois and continue into Falls Creek. When in Falls Creek they will take Smithtown Road and continue on to the speedway later in the day.

 

The speedway will hold the 6th Mick Orsich Memorial race on September 17 with a rain date set for September 24. Gates will open at 3:30pm with racing at 6 for a four-division program. Gate admission for this event will be $15 and pit admission will be $25. The late model class will highlight the evening’s program paying $2,000 to win plus lap money in the 35-lap feature event. There will also be a dash for cash, and a newly added king of the hill race for late models sponsored by Kutsel’s 322 Auto Sales and Hummingbird Speedway. Drivers will also be competing for special trophies made for this event. Also included is lap money for the street stock class. A special four-wide salute by all the drivers will start the evening honoring Orsich as the man who was a friend to all at the speedway. "Dave Resinger, the track’s program director, had the idea of the four-wide salute, and it still sends chills up and down my spine when all of the cars are on the track at the same time to honor dad," Orsich said.

 
A Chinese Auction will also be held the night of the memorial race. "We have done an auction every year during the race and it has gone over well with the fans and has been a great success in raising nearly $17,000 in the past five years," Brenda Orsich stated. "We would like to thank everyone who have donated items for these auctions over the past years, and those who have donated monetarily. It means so much to us that people are helping the cancer center in trying to eradicate this terrible disease," Orsich said.

 
Mick Orsich suffered from esophageal cancer and according to the National Cancer Institute in 2010 the estimated new cases of esophageal cancer in the United States was 16,640 and 14,500 deaths. "We hope to continue our efforts for years to come," Orsich said. "Like dad said, you have to keep up the fight, and we have taken that to heart, and we don’t want to disappoint him. The two main reasons we started this memorial walk was to honor dad, and to help the others that are being treated at the cancer center."

 
The Orsich’s will gladly accept donations during their walk or they can be made by contacting them at (814) 765-2840. Donations of Chinese auction items can also be dropped off at the speedway or contacting the Orsich’s for pick up. For more information about the race folks can call the track office at (814) 653-8400, by visiting the track’s website at www.hummingbirdspeedway.com, or by email at mickorsichmemorial@hummingbirdspeedway.com.

 

 


 

 

CHINESE AUCTION ITEMS

 
• Northwest Savings Bank (Clearfield) - Folding Chair/Cooler Bag
• Action Graphics (Clearfield) - $20 Gift Certificate Tablets & Pens
• Zalno Jewelers (Clearfield) - Money Clip
• Wilkinson’s Subaru (Curwensville) - Car Wash Bucket & Supplies
• Jim’s Sports Center (Clearfield) - Watch & Hat
• Kim’s Gifts (Clearfield) - 3 Piece Baby Outfit & Pillow
• Red Lobster (DuBois) - $15 Gift Certificate
• NAPA (Clearfield) - 5 Piece Wrench Set
• NAPA (Curwensville) - License Plate Holder
• Chubby’s Cleaners (Clearfield) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Jumbo Buffet (Clearfield) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Denny’s Pub (Clearfield) - (2) $15 Gift Certificates
• LA Nails (Clearfield) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Bob’s Army Navy (Clearfield) - Knife
• Spanky’s Café (Clearfield) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Main Won (Clearfield) - Gift Certificate for (1) Buffet
• Luigi’s Ristorante (DuBois) - $15 Gift Card
• Ritz Theater (Clearfield) - 2 Adult & 2 Kids Passes
• OI/Brockway Golf Course (Brockway) - 2 Rounds of Golf w/Cart
• Shugarts Lawn & Garden (Clearfield) - Lawn Mower Tune Up Certificate
• Neal McCoy - Autographed T-shirt, Picture, Magnet & Guitar Pick
• Sarina’s Family Restaurant (Philipsburg) - $10 Gift Card
• DuBois Harley Davidson - Gift Bag W/$25 Gift Card
• YBC (DuBois) - 20 Piece Irwin Drill/Driver Set
• Stephanie Rindosh State Farm Ins. (DuBois) - Gift Bag
• Kohlhepp’s True Value (DuBois) - 7 Piece Glassware Set & Candle
• Jim Ferguson - Wood Bench
• Indiana First Bank - Ipod Nano Gift Basket
• Tom & Sherry Glace - Decorative Tray
• Eastside Sports Bar (DuBois) - $25 Gift Card
• Napoli Restaurant & Pizzeria (DuBois) - 1 Large Cheese Pizza
• Palumbo’s Meats of DuBois - $20 Gift Certificate
• Clearfield Bank & Trust - $50 Savings Bond
• Legends Sports Bar & Grill (Clearfield) - (2) Steak Dinners
• Ryan Pelton CD
• Jack’s (DuBois) - Vera Bradley Bag
• Ben Rossi Jewelers - $50 Gift Card
• Sue Gill - Coffee & Cup Basket
• WalMart Distribution Center (Woodland) - DVD Player
Microwave Oven
Deck Box
• Perkins Family Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificates
• Julie Hillyer - Glass Gingerbread Cookie Tray
• Sandy’s Fashion Jewelry (Reynoldsville) - His & /Her Gifts
• Mike’s Bi-Lo (Reynoldsville) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Peddlers Mall (Reynoldsville) - Bridal Doll
• Main St. Pizza (Reynoldsville) - $10 Gift Certificate
• Hockman Candy (DuBois) - $15 Gift Certificate
• Curwensville True Value - 31 Piece Drilling & Driving Set
• Ashley & Debra Stiner - Basket Of Avon Products
• Grice Gun Shop (Clearfield) - Leather Duffel Bag
• St. Charles Café (Clearfield) - $20 Gift Certificate
• Susie’s Fashions (Hyde) - Steelers Purse
• Baker Auto Parts (Clearfield) - 10 Piece Metric Ratcheting Set & Adapters
• Swales Woodwork (Clearfield) - Oak Coat Hanger
• Gates Hardware (Curwensville) - Tool Box
• Ron’s Garage (Curwensville) - State Inspection
• McCracken’s Tire & Auto (Curwensville) - State Inspection
• Clearfield Pharmacy - Picnic Supplies
• Lowe’s (Clearfield) - 14 Piece Tool Set
• BWP Bats (Brookville) - (2) Sparky Lyle Autographed Bats
• Lezzer Lumber - $50 Gift Certificate
• Lowes (Clearfield) - 140 Piece Tool Set With Case
• Dave Glass & The Ogden Legacy - 40-Minute Sightseeing Flight
Inc. Allstate Insurance Agency From Clear/Lawer. Airport (Good for Up To 3 People)
• Dingers (Clearfield) - 2 Dozen Wings, 1 Domestic 6-Pack
2 Dingers T-shirts
• Sid’s Super Submarines (Clearfield) - $15 Gift Card
• Scotto’s (Clearfield) - (1) Large Cheese Pizza
• State College Spikes - Gift Bag
• Lowes (DuBois)- Circular Saw
• Rosie’s Book Shoppe (DuBois) - (2) $10 Gift Cards/(3) Bags of Books
• Pittsburgh Pirates - (2) Tickets To A 2012 Regular Season Game
• Dan’s Pro Shop (DuBois) - (5) Camo Hats
• Snappy’s (Curwensville) - $20 Gift Card
• Subway (Curwensville) - $10 Gift Card
• Donna Bloom - Crock Pot & Bread Warmer
• Sheetz I-80 (Exit 121) - Coffee Gift Basket
• Anonymous - Crystal Hummingbird & Lighted Base
• Richard Lenhart - Homemade Wooden Stand
• DelGrosso’s Amusement Park (Tipton) - (2) All-Day Ride Passes For 2012
• Downtown Styles (Reynoldsville) - Free Haircut
• DuBois Lanes - Bowling Ball