Russ Marshall Memorial Field Petition
Amazing news to report tonight.....Karsten Anderson, Red Wing Superintendent, delivered news to our family and friends in person that the Red Wing High School athletic field would indeed be renamed to dedicate the field to Russ Marshall!!! It will be made official at 7 AM on Friday, June 5, 2015.
It has not even been 24 hours since this initiative was announced on Facebook and we have over 1,100 signatures from the online petition, over 350 online messages/emails, and an athletic field dedicated to this man that touched more lives than our family could have imagined.
THANK YOU to everyone who showed support in one way or another. Although we no longer need to petition, the thoughts, memories, "Marshall-ism's, and good thoughts are always welcome on either thehttp://www.ipetitions.com/peti…/russ-marshall-memorial-field site, the email account (firstname.lastname@example.org), cards, or phone calls. There are no words to express how much our family, and my dad, appreciate your encouragement. As you can imagine, he just wishes he was stronger to be able to thank everyone in person.
This is so awesome!! Thank you!!!
Please share.....so everyone know that their love and support has made a difference!
Former students and athletes of longtime Red Wing teacher and coach Russ "Cougar" Marshall, along with your families and fellow Winger fans, are pursuing the goal to have the Red Wing High School athletic field named in his honor.
Russ Marshall has been battling pancreatic cancer and will soon be cheering on the Wingers from the "best seats in the house". He has impacted the lives of thousands of students, families, athletes, and community members.
Russ Marshall taught physical education, health, German, and driver's education from 1970 to 2003. He coached football, baseball, basketball, and softball from 1970 to 2011 at the junior and senior high school levels, highlighted by 41 years as a football coach.
Please show your love and support by signing the petition to your show support for Russ Marshall. Help us to encourage and inspire the Red Wing School Board to approve the name change of RWHS athletic field to 'Russ Marshall Memorial Field' to honor and recognize this wonderful man and his 41 years of dedicated service to Red Wing.
We, the undersigned, feel it is entirely fitting and proper to name the Red Wing High School athletic field the 'Russ Marshall Memorial Field' in recognition of Russ Marshall's 41 years of dedicated service to Red Wing's students, athletes, and community.
Keep Russ — our teacher, coach, mentor, friend, brother, father, husband, and so much more — in your thoughts and prayers - we are still hoping for a miracle!
Your support and love is needed to make this happen!!
If you have a memory or story to share about Russ, please email him at email@example.com.