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Football event From page 3. School football game and we met Earl Schrader (head coach of the Avalon Lancers Football team)," she said. "We asked him about the idea "and he said he thought it could be something really great for the community." The First Annual Catalina Kickoff Classic will feature the Miller's SoCal Coyotes against the Arizona Flying Dutchmen at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Joe Machado Field. Tickets to the event are $10 each and children 12 and under may attend free of charge. Members of the VFW in Avalon will hold a beer garden as Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisiter Vince Bodiford EdltbDr Dennis Kaiser Advertising Pat Jamieson Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi Accounting Judy Murray 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA S0704 I 13101 SX0-0SO0 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noonl Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CemmunRyMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLAb/DER (USPS 093140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA, 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No.. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of  Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The, Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue,. #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire cohtents.of The Cataltn Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. NO part may be reproduced in aW fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright O 2012 and Title Registered, Catalina islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved.  PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NENSPAPER PUB LISHERS ASSOCIATION a fundraiser and part of the fes- tivities. There will also be fresh cooked hamburgers, hot dogs, na- chos, refreshments and more for guests to purchase and enjoy. The SoCal Coyotes, who have earned the title of champions of the Pacific West Football League, are a AAA Professional Franchise located in Southern California. The players are dedicated to the game and pay for the honor to per- form as modern day gladiators on the gridiron. "These guys are so dedicated," Miller said. "They all have full- time jobs, but they love the game and we are trying to build this league into something where they can earn more from it." With David Miller as coach since the Miller's purchased the franchise in 2011, The Coyotes were the first Pacific West Foot- ball League expansion team to win a championship, outscoring opponents 251-90. In 2012, the team beat the de- fending national champions, the defending league champions and a conference champion. Miller said she can hardly maintain her excitement as the event approaches. "It's been some time that our Island has seen athletes of this cal- iber on exhibition" she said. Miller said the city of Avalon Clockwise from top: Laurie and J. David Miller on a recent trip to Catalina stop and pose for a photo form a vantage point overlooking the harbor. The SoCal Coyotes huddle in the heat of a recent game. The team has been unstop- pable in their ledge. At right, coyotes popular quarterback Nate Lewis prepares to throw a pass. Photos courtesy of SoCal Coyotes is embracing the event. The Mayor and City Council will greet the team and its leaders as they step off their boat at the mole. The team has come out of the pack and surprised even the play- ers themselves. The hungry Coyotes broke every first-year record for any expansion franchise in history before losing the FWFA national title 23-20 to the proud New Mexico Titans in Las Vegas, NV. Laurie Miller explained the Coyotes team members and the organization as a whole serves the community with pride and pas- sion, and set quality examples on the field, in the office and within the community. When not playing football games, they fill in their free time with charity work, such as projects that serve to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged people. Miller said bringing the team to Catalina is a fulfillment of the cou- ple's dream to share their blessings with the Island and its residents: "David and I had one of our first dates here nine years ago," she said. "The Island brought us together and we want to give something back." CATALINA COUPLES: CELEBRATING 65 YEARS Hal and Betty Franks recently celebrated 65 years of marriage and have also been in business for 40 years on Catalina Island. They have lived on the Island since the mid-1970s and owned Hen House Gifts, Catalina Bronze, Catalina Candy Company, and Catalina Confetti Company. Send us your favorite photo of yourself or of anothe local Catalina couple to be included in the Islander. Email your high resolution photo to editor@ 2 Friday, December 7, 2012 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER