June 20, 2018

NSC Salutes Rhodes,

Suhr as Chairman, Marshal


CSG Entry Reminder: Price Jumps After June 21
 
LINCOLN, Neb. (June 20, 2018) - Lincoln Physician Dr. Rob Rhodes, current President of the Nebraska Medical Association, has been named the Honorary Chairman of the Cornhusker State Games (CSG) and Creighton native Gene Suhr, who recently retired from coaching football with 231 career victories, is the Honorary Marshal for the Opening Ceremonies Parade of Athletes.
 
Rhodes earned his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency with the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation/University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine (UNMC). He is Founder/President Emeritus of Clinic with a Heart and, in August of 2017, was named the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians’ Nebraska Family Physician of the Year. 
 
The Honorary Chairman is the collective representative of Cornhusker State Games sponsors and volunteers.  The Nebraska Medical Association is a presenting partner of the CSG Opening Ceremonies and a sponsor of the NE150 Challenge.
 
Suhr, Vietnam War veteran and 2013 inductee into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, coached Papillion LaVista to two Class A state football championships (1990 and 1996) to go with three runner-up finishes (1985, 1995 and 1997). He retired from Papillion LaVista in 2006, only to be lured out once to coordinate the Wayne State College offense and a second time to lead his hometown Creighton Bulldogs eight-man team to two D1 semi-finals and one quarter finals from 2015-2017.
 
The title of Honorary Parade Marshal traditionally recognizes lifetime contributions to sports in Nebraska.  Suhr will lead athletes into the stadium at the Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 20 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.
 
Nebraska Sports Council officials also announced today that State Games athlete entries are ahead of last year’s pace with more than 5,000 currently registered, and issued a reminder that entry fees will increase after June 21.
 
More than 11,000 are expected to participate in the 34th annual Games, which take place July 20-29 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities. More than 60 sports are offered for athletes of all ages and abilities.  Register or find more information at CornhuskerStateGames.com.
 
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NOTE: Photos of Rob Rhodes and Gene Suhr are available for your use here. Related links: Rob Rhodes—NMA President, Gene Suhr-HOF and Gene Suhr-
 


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June 20, 2018- Lincoln Physician Dr. Rob Rhodes, current President of the Nebraska Medical Association, has been named the Honorary Chairman of the Cornhusker State Games (CSG) and Creighton native Gene Suhr, Read more...