Erie Save an Eye Game

Friday was the setting for the Save an Eye game – a match pitting the Erie city all stars against their peers in the county.
I was asked again this year and accepted the role of staff photographer, taking images for the program book (which looked great!) and as the exclusive photographer of the game itself.
A wonderful weather night and great play by both teams made for an exciting game through the last seconds.
Here are some images. There are hundreds more on my website in this gallery. Note that image downloads from the gallery are free! Prints may be purchased as well.

City vs. County: Erie Save an Eye Game – Media Day

We just completed the Media Day for the annual Erie Save an Eye football game. Held for 78 years, this city-vs-county rivalry brings the best of our area’s football talent on the field for a tremendous game, and the benefits provide free eye care to low income children.
The TV stations were on hand to capture some interviews for the upcoming game:
And I captured individual portraits of each attending player, as well as these great group shots:

Please plan to come out on Friday July 29th for the big game at Veteran’s Stadium! Tune into my website for galleries of both Media Day and Game Night images. We are the only photography business permitted to sell images, and proceeds benefit Save an Eye!

Erie Sports Photography: Save an Eye Game

Friday night began clear enough, but the bad weather moved in near halftime.  Following a brief delay, the game was called on account of dangerous lightning.  Not 5 minutes after, the skies opened up for a nasty thunderstorm.
Score at the half: City 20, County 14.  A good game was played by both teams.

Erie Save an Eye Game: Media Day

Tonight I once again had the honor to take the media day photos of the City and County teams for the Save-an-Eye game.  It was hot, but the players suited up and we took photos of the teams and the school groups for the program book.
Save-an-eye is a summer sports event organized by the Erie Lions Club.  It has been an annual football event since 1939.  The funds raised provide free eye care to low income children.
Here’s a couple of the group photos of the City and County teams.  Now, the teams go into 2 weeks of practice and then the big game is on Friday July 23rd at Veteran’s Stadium at 26th and French Streets.  Make plans to be there – it benefits a great cause!
As was the case last year, I’ll be the official photographer for this event, meaning I’m the only one allowed and authorized to sell images from this game.

2009 Save an Eye Teams


Wednesday July 8th was Media Day for the Save an Eye football teams. The players all received their jerseys and we had TV and newspaper in attendance. We also took individual, school group and team photos.

Here is a sneak peek at the two teams from City and County.

The Online Album with all of the Media Day Photos is available here. Or go to http://jhphotomusic.com and click “View Sessions”.

The game will be on Friday July 24th at Erie Veteran’s Stadium.