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Harnish to speak at football banquet

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012

The Norwell Football Club will host a banquet at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton on Wednesday, July 11. Guest of Honor Chandler Harnish will share his experiences on playing football for Norwell High School through being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts. MarkleBank will serve as corporate sponsor and Timber Ridge is donating the use of their banquet room for the event.

The banquet will celebrate 45 years of Norwell High School football. The event will include dinner, a silent auction, highlight videos and photos, photos with Harnish and words from Coach Miller. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on July 11.

Tickets will be available for purchase at several MarkleBank locations starting Friday, June 15. Tickets are $50 per person or $360 for a table or eight. Seating is limited. Profits from the banquet will go to the Norwell Football Club and a portion of the profits will be used to help cover participation fees.

For more information, or if you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, call Tom Neuenschwander at (260) 622-4169.

More about Harnish: Chandler Harnish (born July 28, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. He was the final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, selected 253rd overall by the Indianapolis Colts, becoming Mr. Irrelevant 2012. Harnish was the starting quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies of college football before this year’s NFL Draft.

A native of Bluffton, Harnish attended Norwell High School in Ossian. At Norwell, he passed for 4,760 yards and 48 touchdowns, and also ran for 2,343 yards and 35 touchdowns. He was also a safety where he tallied 129 tackles, seven fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, and 13 pass deflections. He holds multiple Norwell High records, including career all-purpose yards (7,103). As a senior, he led the Norwell Knights to a 14-1 record and the runner-up spot in the Indiana state championship. He was named an all-state player and the Fort Wayne News Sentinel Athlete of the Year as a senior.