The result of Saturday afternoon's 5A second-round playoff game wasn't what fans of Tinley Park High School had hoped for their Titans.
But not all the victories happen on the field.
Thanks to incredible support of Titan fans—particularly Jennifer Fisher and her daughter, Caty Perakis; Titan Fan; and TP Fan—Tinley Park Patch will be donating one canned good to Together We Cope for every school spirit photo readers shared last week as part of our School Spirit Challenge. That means the village charitable organization will be receiving 192 canned goods from Patch.
And how many photos did Joliet Catholic Academy fans share on the Joliet Patch site? Just 30, which means Tinley fans are not to be trifled with when it comes to school spirit. For comparison, Patch also held a similar competition for the Oak Forest-Shepard high school football playoff game Friday. This was the final tally for those schools:
- Oak Forest: 55 photos
- Shepard: 99 photos
(For those interested, Oak Forest beat Shepard on Friday night, 69-29.)
Now, you might be wondering two things:
- Why is Patch only donating 192 canned goods when the photo gallery shows 196 photos?
- Why does the headline say 200 canned goods are being donated?
When it comes to the discrepancy in the gallery, Patch put in four photos in the beginning as a way to prime the pump for this contest. So readers only contributed 192 photos.
PHOTOS: Check Out the Gallery of Pictures Fans Shared of Titans Spirit
When it comes to the discrepancy in the headline, I like multiples of 10. That's why I'm donating the final eight canned goods in order to reach 200. And that means I also will donate $25 to the Red Cross to help with the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Yes, I said I would pony up the donation if we reached 200 photos, but are we going to quibble over a technicality when it comes to a being charitable? It's not like I'm asking for anyone's college transcripts or birth certificate.
Thank you to everyone who shared photos, spread the word and showed their support for the Titans and Together We Cope. We'll be posting photos from the shopping trip to pick up the Patch donations. It's nice to know that I need to buy in bulk for this.
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