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Kleinlein Receives Rich Brenner Life Leader Award

August 10, 2011

Greensboro, N.C. – At a luncheon today at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem, Rich Brenner awarded the Rich Brenner Life Leader Award to Red Kleinlein, a volunteer assistant football coach for East Forsyth High School in Kernersville. The Life Leader Award was created in 2008 and is named after Brenner, former FOX8 sports director and esteemed broadcaster. It is given annually as part of the NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree and recognizes an outstanding member of the Jamboree community who overcomes personal obstacles to be a role model for students.

Kleinlein has volunteered as an assistant football coach at East Forsyth High School for the last four years. Todd Willert, teacher and head football coach at East Forsyth, nominated Kleinlein and said, "We are so blessed to have Red on our staff. We could not ask for a better role model to help mentor the young men we coach everyday.  The stories and lessons he brings to the locker room are invaluable." Kleinlein and his wife moved to North Carolina in 1989. He coached at East Alamance, Glenn, North Forsyth, and Southwest Guilford High Schools before becoming a volunteer assistant coach at East Forsyth.

Jim Grobe, head football coach for Wake Forest University, was also honored at the luncheon which was sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Named Honorary Chairman of the 2011 NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree, Grobe was also the guest speaker addressing a group of 110 coaches and administrators from the high schools participating in the Jamboree.

The NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree is the largest fund-raising effort led by NewBridge Bank each year. The Jamboree includes a premier cheerleading competition (held Aug. 4) and preseason football scrimmages scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12. The Bank underwrites all the events so that one hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the athletic programs of the participating high schools. Since the Jamboree's inception in 1999, NewBridge Bank has awarded over $470,000 to local high schools.

For the first time, NewBridge Bank has expanded the Jamboree into Forsyth County, adding four schools and Forsyth Football Scrimmages presented by Champion at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. The four new high schools are all from Forsyth County and include Carver, Glenn, Mount Tabor and Reagan.

As in years past, the Bank will also host Football Scrimmages at West Davidson High School in Lexington and Rockingham County High School in Reidsville.  Each site will feature eight local high schools' varsity and junior varsity football teams. Gates to all three sites will open at 5 p.m., with the first scrimmages kicking off at 6 p.m. Tickets to each event are $5 at the door with free admission for children ages six and under.

A list of participating schools and Football Scrimmage schedules follow. For more information, please visit www.newbridgebankjamboree.com or contact Tyson Hammer at (336) 369-0966.

2011 NEWBRIDGE BANK INVITATIONAL JAMBOREE
PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS

Greensboro
Grimsley
Northwest Guilford
Southern Guilford
Western Guilford

Kernersville
East Forsyth
Glenn*

Lexington
Central Davidson
Lexington
North Davidson
West Davidson

Reidsville
Reidsville
Rockingham County

Thomasville
East Davidson
Ledford

Winston-Salem
Carver*
Mount Tabor*

Surrounding Area High Schools
McMichael (Mayodan)
Morehead  (Eden)
Northeast Guilford (McLeansville)
Ragsdale (Jamestown)
Reagan (Pfafftown)*
South Davidson (Denton)
Southwest Guilford (High Point)
West Stokes (King)

FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, Aug. 12
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Scrimmages begin at 6 p.m.

Davidson Football Scrimmages
West Davidson High School/Tyro Middle School, Lexington

Varsity (Glosson Stadium – West Davidson High School)
6 p.m.  South Davidson vs. Central Davidson / East Davidson vs. West Stokes
7 p.m.  West Davidson vs. Ragsdale / South Davidson vs. West Stokes
8 p.m.  North Davidson vs. Ragsdale / East Davidson vs. East Forsyth
9 p.m.  West Davidson vs. North Davidson / Central Davidson vs. East Forsyth

JV (Tyro Middle School)
6 p.m. West Davidson vs. Ragsdale / East Forsyth vs. North Davidson
7 p.m. East Davidson vs. East Forsyth / North Davidson vs. Central Davidson
8 p.m. South Davidson vs. Central Davidson / West Stokes vs. West Davidson
9 p.m. Ragsdale vs. West Stokes / East Davidson vs. South Davidson

Forsyth Football Scrimmages presented by Champion
Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem

Varsity
6 p.m. Glenn vs. Ledford / Reagan vs. Southern Guilford
7 p.m. Lexington vs. Mount Tabor / Grimsley vs. Carver
8 p.m. Ledford vs. Reagan / Southern Guilford vs. Glenn
9 p.m. Carver vs. Lexington / Mount Tabor vs. Grimsley

JV
6 p.m. Mount Tabor vs. Lexington   Carver vs. Grimsley
7 p.m. Ledford vs. Glenn / Southern Guilford vs. Reagan
8 p.m. Lexington vs. Carver / Grimsley vs. Mount Tabor
9 p.m. Reagan vs. Ledford / Glenn vs. Southern Guilford

Rockingham Football Scrimmages
Rockingham County High School, Reidsville

Varsity
6 p.m. Morehead vs. Southwest Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northeast Guilford
7 p.m. Rockingham vs. Northwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Southwest Guilford
8 p.m. Morehead vs. Western Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northwest Guilford
9 p.m. Rockingham vs. Western Guilford / McMichael vs. Northeast Guilford

JV
6:10 p.m. Rockingham vs. Northwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Western Guilford
7:10 p.m. Morehead vs. Western Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northeast Guilford
8:10 p.m. Rockingham vs. Southwest Guilford / McMichael vs. Northeast Guilford
9:10 p.m. Morehead vs. Southwest Guilford / Reidsville vs. Northwest Guilford

*High schools participating in the NewBridge Bank Invitational Football and Cheerleading Jamboree for the first time.
**Half-field scrimmages.

Contact:
Tyson Hammer
Events & Community Relations Manager
(336) 369-0966
tyson.hammer@newbridgebank.com