Olathe East, Van Horn win Riddell contest

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 9:38 PM



PrepsKC and The McCarthy Auto Group are pleased to announce the winners of the Riddell InSite equipment contest held earlier this season.

During the final two weeks of September football programs across the Metro were asked to submit an essay of 100 words or less telling why their program would benefit from the Riddell InSite technology. After reading through many outstanding entries Olathe East and Van Horn were selected as the winners.

Each school will receive 12 InSite Player Unit conversion kits to upgrade existing team Speed helmet inventory plus an Alert Monitor and Player Management Software.

The InSite Player Units were provided by The McCarthy Auto Group as part of its continued effort to help promote safety in football and the overall game of football in the Metro and surrounding areas.

McCarthy Auto Group Communications Director Karl Kramer said player safety and promoting high school sports is very important to The McCarthy Auto Group.

“McCarthy Auto Group is very pleased to see our partnership with Preps KC and Riddell have ongoing benefit to the greater Kansas City area,” Kramer said. “The two winners of the essay contest will each receive additional Riddell InSite equipment to support the safe and competitive football for both winning schools. Congratulations to both schools for participating in this essay contest and to Riddell for providing the equipment."

Olathe East Head Football Coach Jeff Meyers was thrilled to be selected as a winner of the contest.

“The Olathe East football program is excited to receive a most generous donation to our football program,” Meyers said. “We believe this will allow us the ability to be more proactive and bring better awareness to possible impacts due to football contact to the head. We want to thank PrepsKC, McCarthy Auto Group and Riddell for their contributions and help in allowing kids to play a game they love under the safest conditions possible.”

Van Horn’s Jeff Tolbert said this was a chance to improve the quality of equipment and monitoring of player safety in his program.

“We are honored to win this award and would like to thank the McCarty Auto Group for their generosity and prepskc for everything they do to promote high school football in the metro area,” Tolbert said.