Monday, May 28, 2007


Time again to honor Chris Sifford, the former journalist and political aide who was killed with Gov. Mel Carnahan in a 2000 plane crash.

Chris Sifford Day at the Ballpark is on for June 2. The 2nd annual event will raise scholarship money in Sifford's honor.

From a news release about the event, courtesy of Louise "LAW" Whall and Connie "Cookie" Farrow:
"Chris had all of the good qualities people strive for in life. He showed love, passion, authenticity and humor in everything that he did. I know that Chris would appreciate the support and success that this fundraiser has created," said Clayton Brown, chair of the event committee.

The 5K and 2.5K Walk/Run begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 2 at Hammons Field in downtown Springfield. Friends, family, former associates, supporters and the public are encouraged to also attend the Springfield Cardinals game at 6:10 p.m. against the Corpus Christi Hooks, which will include a tribute to Sifford.

Registration fee for the Walk/Run is $15 in advance and $20 on race day. Participants will receive a T-shirt as part of the entry fee. Trophies will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age category. First-place trophies will include a “home-plate” base and game-used Missouri State University Bears baseball.

Entry forms and more information are available online at Ozark Mountain Ridge Runner’s Web site. Information is also available at Ridge Runner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont Ave.
Whether you knew him or not, please help honor him. Cliff was worth it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Those lucky enough to have known Sifford still smile when they remember the boy..."

Yeah, smile and shake our head. Knew him from the "ranch" and had a slight crush. What a sweetheart! Here's to you Chris!