Inaugural WeishFest slated for Sept. 1

Event honors former Brother Rice student-athlete

 The inaugural WeishFest will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.

  The event, which will feature three musical acts, will donate 100 percent of its proceeds to the Andrew Weishar Foundation. The foundation is named after the former Brother Rice student-athlete who died of cancer at the age of 21 in October of last year.
  General admission to WeishFest is $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. VIP access is available for $50 and $60, respectively, and includes unlimited food, soft drinks and beer, plus exclusive VIP seating and parking. Tickets are available by phone (489-2255), at the Standard Bank box office or on its online site.

Community sports news

Evergreen 13 All-Stars win state tournament
  The 13-year-old all-star baseball team representing the Evergreen Park Athletic Association recently captured a state championship in Woodstock and then advanced to a regional tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich., where it placed fourth.
  Comprising Evergreen’s roster were Matt Fitzpatrick, Connor Cahill, Kevin Healy, Matt Kairis, Josh Nash, Jack Altman, Danny Reynolds, Ben Watkins, Sean Quinn, Sean Coyle and Ryan Demer.


It’s not what you say, but how you ‘men-t’ it

 When did “words” become a four-letter word?

  It is, you know, at least if we’re to believe the hue and cry of so many apparently unhappy folks. Offense is taken these days at every slip of the tongue, even when the utterance is unintentional, and there are no indications that the sensitivity police will ever back off.
  “Words matter,” Liz Watson, a National Women’s Law Center senior adviser, told Reuters.
  Whatever happened to the old “names will never hurt me” theory? Too bad we can’t resurrect it and put it back into practice.

Community sports news

Four Palos baseball teams win championships

  Four travel baseball teams from Palos Heights were recent tournament winners.
  Two of those contingents, the 12U Karas squad and the 14U Ladewig club, gained their titles at the Palos Rumble. Karas took down a team from Oak Lawn, while Ladewig collected its second tourney crown during the month of July by defeating Oak Park-River Forest.
  Also claiming championships were the Palos Thunder 11U-Elmosa team, which beat Oak Lawn in the Frankfort Summer Sizzle finale, and the 13U-Mundo squad, which also topped an Oak Lawn-based opponent at the CAN Memorial in New Lenox.


Silliness in the heat of the moment

 Hot weather occasionally makes people do crazy things.

  In the summer of 1974, for example, it caused some people to become public exhibitionists. Strangely, their sanity wasn’t really questioned at the time, only their choice of outfits, especially when those choosing to run naked through crowds were hairy, out-of-shape men.
  Streaking wasn’t done to cool off, only to look cool — or so the nudists thought. In retrospect, those appearances were definitely deceiving and the participants daffy.