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Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community.

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Gallery of Honored Coaches

2015-2016

Coach Dave Lowenschuss                                                                                                           “Coach Dave Lowenschuss and the 3rd grade Penguins-Spring 2016. Thanks for a great season! This is a donation from the whole team.  Thanks Coach!”

Coach Bob Schoeni                                                                                                                           “Bob Schoeni years back coached our daughter, Sara. Sara still talks about Coach Bob and his nurturing, positive influence on all the girls. Not only did he help the girls gain technical skills to improve their game, but he taught life long skills to help them be better contributing, positive community members.”

 

2014-2015

Coach David Lowenschuss                                                                                                              2014 First Grade Boys Spring Soccer Team

Coach Bob Schoeni, of course!                                                                                                           “In honor of a dedicated coach who has made a difference in many young lives.”

Coach Chris Sadlier                                                                                                                        “Chris Sadlier — a great lacrosse coach!”

Coach Dave Lowenschuss                                                                                                                   “In honor of Coach Dave Lowenschuss, 2nd grade boys’ spring soccer 2015.  Go Penguins!”

Coach Bob Schoeni                                                                                                                           “Bob and Gretchen Schoeni and their family and many awesome friends and colleagues who have been such a huge support in Bob’s fight against ALS are an inspiration to all!  You remind us to be grateful every day, to live in the moment and appreciate the simpler, daily triumphs and challenges in our lives. Please know that your efforts are known and appreciated!”

Coach Bob Schoeni                                                                                                                           “Bob Schoeni, a great coach and a great colleague.”

 

2013-2014

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Coach Kent Overbey                                                                                                                      “Coach Kent has been the men’s cross-country coach at Ann Arbor’s Huron High School since 1985, he was track and field coach 1969-2009, and humanities teacher 1968-2007. He was named MITCA coach of the year in 2002. The Huron track was named in his honor in 2013.”

 

2012-2013
Sp'13_Penguin Boys 5th Grade Soccer_DSC0909Coaches Matt Davis, Michael Barr and Kevin Turnbull
Burns Park Penguins 5th Grade Boys Soccer Team.
“Michael, Matt, and Kevin have coached these boys since Kindergarten, that’s 12 seasons! We wanted to do something to honor them for their dedication to our boys. We chose Active Against ALS since Michael, Matt and Kevin know Bob Schoeni and he is an inspiration to us all.”

Coaches Amanda Mercer David Lowenschuss                                                                        “Thank you for a great 2013 1st Grade Fall Soccer Season!”

 

2011-2012
Coaches Dave Lowenschuss and Karen Millman
Burns Park Pegnuins 1st Grade Girls Soccer Team
“We love our coaches! Thanks for a great year!”

Coaches Dave Lowenschuss, Kristin McGuire, and Karen Millman                                          “The 2012 Burns Park girls’ first grade soccer team honors the coaching and organizing efforts of Dave Lowenschuss, Kristin McGuire, and Karen Millman.  Thank you so much!”

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Coach Bob Schoeni                                                                                                                               “In honor of Coach Bob Schoeni from his Wolverines 7th/8th Grade Field Hockey team! Most of these girls have been with Coach Bob since 2nd & 3rd grade, and the team has grown, improved and had lots of fun every season!  Thanks Coach Bob — you’re the best!!”

 

2010-2011
Coaches Marc Smith, Cathy Shakespeare, Dan Page and Raul Enrique
Bach School Sparkles and Sharks Soccer Team
Thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm and support of our children this year. You make soccer fun!” 

Coaches Dave Lowenschuss, Karen Millman, and Ben Klayman                                           “Many thanks to Dave Lowenschuss, Karen Millman, and Ben Klayman for coaching the Burns Park kindergarten girls’ soccer team, 2010-2011.  They showed great patience in teaching our girls the game of soccer and fun was had by all.  Go Penguins!”

 

2009-2010
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Coach Don Peurach and Assistants
Grasshoppers 6th Grade Girls Softball Team
“Thanks for an amazing softball season.  Our girls love you, and we appreciate all you do for them!”

 

Coach Bob Schoeni
Wolverines Blue Field Hockey Team
“To show our appreciation for all that Coach Bob has done for the girls this year. You are an amazing coach! Thanks so much for everything!”

 

Coach Bob Schoeni
Wolverines Maize Field Hockey Team
“Thank you for a wonderful spring field hockey season!”

 

Coach Bruce Elliott
Lightening Girls 7th/8th Grade Field Hockey Team

 

Coaches Bill Ammerman and Andy Sugarman
Burns Park Penguins 5th Grade Boys Basketball
“To our great coaches. Thanks!”

 

Coaches Doug Forman and Bob Schoeni
Burns Park 4th Grade Girls Basketball
“We appreciate the great coaching. Thanks for a wonderful season!”

 

Luis Gago
Burns Park K-1 Futsal
“Thanks for a great futsal season for the kids!”

 

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Burns Park 5th Grade Boys Basketball Team

 

Coaches Matthew Steinhauer and Mark Lemak
Burns Park and Northside Flag Football Team

 

Coaches Anne Steinhauer, Pete Friedman, Emily Hastie
Burns Park Penguins 1st Grade Girls Soccer Team
“In honor of a great coaching team. Thanks for a fun season!”

 

Coaches Bill Ammerman and Andy Sugarman
Burns Park Penguins 4th Grade Boys Basketball

 

Coaches Riyaz Kanji, Ellen Rambo, Christopher Taylor and Skip Lupia
Burns Park Penguins 4th Grade Boys Soccer Team
“Thanks for being such a great coaching team!”

 

Coaches Matt Davis, Michael Barr and Kevin Turnbull
Burns Park Penguins 2nd Grade Boys Soccer Team
“In honor of our wonderful coaches. Thanks for all that you do!”

 

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Burns Park Penguins Kindergarten Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches MaryClair Wissman and Mark Menge
St. Francis Mustangs Softball Team

 

Coaches of the Burns Park Penguins Kindergarten Boys Soccer Team

 

2008-2009
Coach Daniel Halberstam
Burns Park Penguins Kindergarten Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches Anne Steinhauer, Pete Friedman, Emily Hastie
Burns Park Penguins Kindergarten Grade Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches Riyaz Kanji, Ellen Rambo and Christopher Taylor
Burns Park Penguins 3rd Grade Boys Soccer Team

 

Coaches Michael Barr, Joel Dalton, Matt Chosid, Kevin Ross
Burns Park Penguins 5th Grade Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches David Baker and Phillip Weiss
Thurston and Northside Basketball Team
“In appreciation of our wonderful coaches.”

 

Coaches Dave Korman and Eric Straka
Burns Park 5th Grade Girls Basketball

 

Eric Denys and Jeff Silveri
Thurston 4th Grade Boys Basketball Team

 

Coaches Jeff Starman and John Sapp
Burns Park 5th Grade Boys Basketball Team

 

Coaches Jeff Starman and John Sapp
Tappan 4th Grade Girls Basketball Team

 

Coaches David Burke and David Baum
Tappan 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team
“In honor of our two great coaches!”

 

Coach David Blackburn
Slauson/Open/Steiner 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team

 

Coach Bill Long
Haisley Hawks 1st Grade Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches John Moran and Tom Clegg
Burns Park Cardinals Baseball Team

 

Coaches Mark Scarbrough, Cesar Alaniz, Karl Schmid, David Brigham
Blueclaws 6th Grade Girls Softball

 

grasshoppers-2008Coaches Connie & Don Peurach and assistants (Amy Hagerty, Scott Hagerty, Van Hunsberger, Loren Jackson, Mike Napolitan, Kevin Ross, Bob Schoeni, Gretchen Spreitzer, Lisa Townsend)
Grasshoppers 5th Grade Girls Softball
“Thank you to our wonderful, fun & committed coaches. You are the best!”

 

Coach, Andrew Foo
Wolverine 5th/6th Grade Flag Football Team

 

Coach Syed Ahmed
Sidewinders 2nd Grade Boys Baseball Team.

 

Coaches Eric Middleton, Darren Millman, David Lowenschuss, and Mark Lemak
Burns Park 4th Grade Boys Baseball Team
“A small indication of our appreciation of their dedication to the young boys on our baseball team.”

 

Coach Danny Chagnovich
Red Wings and Atomic Angels
“In honor of Danny Chagnovich and all his summer softball coaching! Go red wings and atomic angels!”

 

Coach Dave Heffner, and all the great A2 coaches who do so much for our kids!!!
“Thanks for another great season, Dave — we can’t tell you how much we appreciate everything you’ve taught our son.”

 

Coaches Matthew Steinhauer and Mark Lemak
Burns Park and Northside Elementary Schools Spring Flag Football Team
“This donation is made as a token of our appreciation for the time, effort and patience of Coaches Matt and Mark.”

 

The Owls 6th Grade Boys Baseball Home Run Derby

 

Coach Hans Sowder and assistant coaches Steve Burns and Aaron Keil
Abbot All Stars Girls Soccer Team

 

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Wildcats 4th Grade Girls Field Hockey Team

 

Coaches Brad Melampy and Mike Feilla
Bryant Tigers 2nd Grade Girls Soccer Team

 

Coaches Chuck Leshan and Doug Kozma
Bach Bengals 2nd Grade Boys Soccer Team

 

Coach Mike Creal
Lawton Lancers

 

Coach Paul Cordts
Lawton Lions

 

Coaches Gabe Peterson and Derek White

 

Coach Flannery Campbell
Rec & Ed Soccer

 

Coach Neal Boudette
King School Rockets 2nd Grade Girls Soccer

 

Coach Luis Gago
Ann Arbor Hills Cheetah Kindergarten Soccer Team

 

Bach Bobcats and Bach Sparkles

 

Coach Bill Ammerman, Matt Steinhauer, Matt Chosid
Burns Park/Hebrew Day School Catfish 3rd Grade Boys Baseball Team
“Thanks for an awesome season!”

 

Coach Deb Moening
Philles 3rd Grade Girls Softball

 

Coaches Larry Digon and Ron Simon

 

Coaches of the Sharks Girls Softball Team

 

Coaches John Moran and Tom Clegg
Cardinals Boys Baseball Team

 

Coaches Lynda Norton, Frank Connelly and Bob Schoeni
Burns Park Penguins 3rd Grade Girls Soccer

 

Coaches Kirsten Hallstrom, Ann Holden-Scott, George Toadnides
Genies 2nd Grade Girls Soccer Team