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<br /> <br /> <br />MEDIARELEASE <br /> <br /> <br />Joint Release from: <br />South Bend Community School Corporation and the City of South Bend <br /> <br />January 26, 2011 <br />3:45 pm <br /> <br />The “Algie Effect” at Riley vs. Clay Basketball Game <br />on January 28 <br /> <br /> <br />On January 13, 2011, South Bend lost one of its best and most beloved educators, former <br />Riley principal, Algie S. Oldham. Oldham was Riley’s principal from 1982 to 1988 and <br />retired from the South Bend School Corporation in 1989. Known for his ability to <br />remember every student’s name and his rousing cheers at Riley pep rallies, he was a <br />mentor and leader to every student who knew him. A Facebook webpage honoring him <br />has had over 700 comments within the first 24 hours and his passing was covered across <br />the local news as well. <br /> <br /> <br />On Friday, January 28,many Riley alumni and their families will join current students <br />and faculty at the Riley vs. Clay basketball games being played at Riley High School – <br />Girls’ Varsity at 6:00 pm, followed by Boys’ Varsity at 7:30 pm. “A percentage of each <br />ticket sold for the game will be donated to the Algie S. Oldham Foundation,” according <br />to current principal, Edward Bradford. Additional donations will be accepted at the <br />game. Donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 781132 Indianapolis, IN 46278. <br /> <br />Mandy Kadar Olds 85’, Helene Kadar Sirko 88’ and Jennie Dieter Mast 91’, the Riley <br />Alums that set up the donations at the game thought is was important to show what is <br />being termed the “Algie Effect” to the Southside. “We thought it was important to show <br />our Southside pride to the current students, faculty and families,” stated Mast. Additional <br />seating has been arranged at the game. <br /> <br />Many attending the game will be wearing special designed “Algie” t-shirts. Proceeds <br />from the shirt sales also will go to the Oldham Foundation. Shirts can be purchased at <br />www.cafepress/giamaires <br /> <br />