Rocky Mountain Rumble to award college scholarships to game MVPs

Rocky Mountain Rumble to award college scholarships to game MVPs

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News releaseThe Rocky Mountain Sports Foundation, LLC, is proud to announce that four players from this weekend's Rocky Mountain Rumble will be awarded $1,000 college scholarships to the school of their choice. The scholarships will be given by Marty and Cindy Hoge, owners of Chad's Rentals, the title sponsor for the 2009 Rocky Mountain Rumble.

The Rocky Mountain Rumble will take place in one week on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The event will feature four of the top high school football programs from the state of Idaho taking on four of the top programs from the state of Utah. Participating from Idaho will be the Lake City Timberwolves (Coeur d'Alene), the Minico Spartans (Rupert), the Pocatello Indians (Pocatello), and the Highland Rams (Pocatello). Participating from Utah will be the Sky View Bobcats (Smithfield), the Bear River Bears (Garland), the Mountain Crest Mustangs (Hyrum) and the Highland Rams (Salt Lake City). After each game, a most valuable player award will be handed out. That player will be presented with a plaque recognizing his achievements and a $1,000 college scholarship. Each game MVP will be chosen by Marty Hoge and other members of the Rocky Mountain Sports Foundation, the organizers of the Rumble event. The award may only go to junior or senior athletes, may be redeemed at the college or university of the player's choice and must be redeemed prior to the close of the Fall 2011 semester.

"This was a prime opportunity for me to do something I've wanted to do for a long, long time. Cindy and I have talked about setting up a student scholarship for quite awhile now and this is the perfect fit for what we wanted to do," said Marty Hoge.

"Sports are an important part of life for a lot of kids. They instill leadership and a hard work ethic. These scholarships will recognize those kids who display that on the field. I'm looking for the guy who pours his heart out on the field. He may not be the quickest guy or the one that gets all the press, but he's the guy that his team can't win without."

"This just shows what kind of people Marty and Cindy are," says Tom Jewell, member of the Rocky Mountain Sports Foundation, the organizers for the Rumble event. "They do so much for the kids in this community and for kids all over the country really. Marty promotes physical fitness every day. He's not only a coach, he's an advocate for kids. He travels to schools all over the country and teaches kids about the importance of being physically fit. This scholarship is a great testament to what a great philanthropist he is."

The Hoges have owned Chad's Rentals in Pocatello and Idaho Falls for more than 25 years. Marty Hoge grew up in Pocatello and played football for both Highland High School and Idaho State University. He continues to be active in the game coaching his son's 7th grade team (Cowboys) in the Southeast Idaho Little League Football League. He also travels to schools across the nation promoting physical health and fitness.

The game schedule for the Rocky Mountain Rumble is as follows:

11:00am Sky View Bobcats v. Lake City Timberwolves
2:00pm Bear River Bears v. Minico Spartans
5:00pm Mountain Crest Mustangs v. Pocatello Indians
8:00pm Highland Rams v. Highland Rams

Event tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each. Each ticket is good for all four games.

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