A day filled with celebrations for the Valpo Parks and the Valpo Parks Foundation culminated on Thursday afternoon when stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of Samardzija Field, which featured former Valparaiso High School and Notre Dame Football legend and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija. http://www.valpolife.com/community/parks/66770-valpo-parks-welcomes-jeff-samardzija-to-groundbreaking-celebration-of-samardzija-field-at-newly-renovated-tower-park
Valpo Parks kicked off a tremendous day for Tower Park with two dedication ceremonies officially opening their new Boilermaker Court and Viking Court, each part of a $1 million renovation of Tower Park.
Purdue legends Brian Cardinal, Robbie Hummel, Head Coach Matt Painter and other officials from Purdue joined Mayor Jon Costas and Leaders Giving Back Co-Chairs Dr. Jerry Rodenbarger and Dr. Rob Behrend among many stakeholders to cut the ribbon on the new Tower Park basketball courts, featuring designs inspired by Valpo’s connections to the Purdue University Boilermaker and Valparaiso High School basketball programs.
Hundreds of student-athletes are getting ready to put all their practices, 2-a-days, runs, lifts, and studying into practice as they take the fields, courses, and courts throughout the Region and beyond. Give a shout-out to a player or coach who has really been putting the work in this year for a great year to come.
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We talked with Steindler Signs' Tom Steindler about his supreme Cubs fandom, with the hopes he can help deliver World Series rings to the team that broke the 108-year curse.
4,000 runners came to the 2016 Valparaiso Turkey Trot benefitting Porter-Starke Services on Thanksgiving morning and Trevor Mahlmann captured it for Ideas In Motion Media Check out more at nwindianalife.com valpolife.com portagelife.com and laportecountylife.com
Ringing in the Spring is not only a tradition for the people of Valpo, it's also a tradition for ValpoLife. With six years worth of photos and coverage of the race, we recap the event in the latest edition of 'In a Past Life'. Everything Ringing in the Spring can be found here: http://www.valpolife.com/ringinginspring
The Crusaders are one step closer to raising that NIT trophy! We recently reached out to many different people across the region to get their best wishes for the VU basketball team - and put them all in this handy video. #GoValpo!
Valpo's gymnastics program has been one of the most prestigious ones throughout the state for decades, and with the state tournament coming up in a few days, we caught up with the team. With their tradition of hard work and dedication it's easy to see why they have regularly brought home trophies. To see more of our coverage of Valpo's team over the past few years, take a look at these galleries: 2016 Gymnastics: Viking Invitational: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Sports/High-School/20152016/2016-Gymnastics-Viking/ 2016 Varsity Gymnastics - IHSAA Sectional: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Sports/High-School/20152016/2016-Varsity-Gymnastics-ISHAA-/ 2016 DAC...
The Valparaiso University Men's Soccer team created the #OneValpo initiative to recognize the diverse makeup of their team. See how the program was started and see the pride that Coach Mike Avery and his players have in the team.
What else is better than an old school rivalry? This past Friday neighboring schools Valpo and Portage once again took on each other, with Portage hoping to break Valpo's cycle of wins.
We put together a quick recap of the game right here for you to catch up on all of your Viking vs Indian needs.