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About Rockford Sports Coalition (RSC)

RSC was founded by community leaders in 1992 when proposed budget cuts threatened to eliminate public school sports and close all high school pools.Formed by area parents and leaders, RSC intervened and directly provided funds to the schools to reopen programs including all high school and middle school pools. Since then, RSC has provided more than $850,000 directly to schools without the overhead of traditional funding.

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Champions Ball to return on Feb. 26!

Rockford Public Schools will bring back the Champions Ball and Hall of Fame – after a one-year coronavirus hiatus – on Feb. 26 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center beginning at 5 p.m.

This will be the ninth Champions Ball event. It highlights the best and brightest athletes, coaches and contributors from District 205’s storied past. This year’s honorees were selected in 2020. They are East baseball star Rodney Myers, Auburn basketball scoring machine Jametta Bland, Ralph “Moon” Baker, a Rockford High School football star from the 1920s, West and Guilford football coach Tom Schwalbach, and volunteer Dan Miller, who built up the REBA program. The Guilford soccer dynasty of 2002-2004 is being inducted as the team honoree.

The event is a fundraiser for the Rockford Sports Coalition, which supports the middle school and high school athletics programs. Tickets are $50 each or you can buy a table of eight for $400.

Efficient, Effective Giving

Efficient Giving
  • Funds provided to RSC are tax-deductible
  • Funds distributed directly to schools - no unnecessary overhead
Effective Giving
  • District and school Athletic Directors recommend funding needs
  • RSC oversight ensures accountability