Gracia Harrison performs at 8-24-2013 Springfield Foxes game sponsored by Austin Family Chiropractic

Austin Family Chiropractic from Virden, IL was the official sponsor of the Springfield Foxes semi-pro football teams final 2013 regular season home game at SHG Stadium in Springfield on August 24, 2013.

Eugena Austin, Gracia Harrison & Dr. Todd Austin at the 8-24-13 Foxes / Mustangs game.

Eugena Austin, Gracia Harrison & Dr. Todd Austin at the 8-24-13 Foxes / Mustangs game.

The Foxes hosted the Indiana Mustangs from Indianapolis. The Foxes entered the game with a 3-2 mark while the Mustangs entered the contest sporting a 4-1 record on the season. The Foxes would emerge victorious by a count of 28-24 evening both teams records at 4-2. It was also the team’s annual diabetes awareness game as well as it’s annual breast cancer awareness game.

(From left) Team Massage Therapist Eugena Austin, L.M.T., #64 Brad Drew, Gracia Harrison, #34 Gareth Jenkins and Team Chiropractor Dr. Todd Austin, D.C. just prior to the Foxes victory over the Indiana Mustangs. Drew, Harrison & Jenkins are from Girard, while the Austins live in Virden.

(From left) Team Massage Therapist Eugena Austin, L.M.T., #64 Brad Drew, Gracia Harrison, #34 Gareth Jenkins and Team Chiropractor Dr. Todd Austin, D.C. just prior to the Foxes victory over the Indiana Mustangs. Drew, Harrison & Jenkins are from Girard, while the Austins live in Virden.


Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Austin Family Chiropractic tried to make the evening as memorable as possible.
2013 Springfield Foxes Healthcare & Training Staff:  Dr. Becton, Dr. El-Amin, massage therapist Eugena, Dr. Todd

2013 Springfield Foxes Healthcare & Training Staff: (from Left) Wendell Becton, M.D., Saadiq El-Amin, M.D., Eugena Austin, L.M.T. & Todd Austin, D.C.

First the folks from Austin Family Chiropractic purchased special Springfield Foxes silicone wrist bands which all who attended the game received.

SpringfieldFoxesChiro.com silicone wristbands courtesy of Austin Family Chiro

SpringfieldFoxesChiro.com silicone wristbands courtesy of Austin Family Chiro

Second, since it was breast cancer awareness night at the Foxes game, Austin Family Chiropractic purchased special pink Springfield Foxes polo shirts from Carlinville’s “The Cubby Hole” for all sideline healthcare personnel to wear. These special breast cancer awareness polos were worn by Dr. Wendell Becton, M.D., Dr. Saadiq El-Amin, M.D., Dr. Todd Austin, D.C. and Eugena Austin, L.M.T. Dr. Austin states that “Since we’ve had several patients at Austin Family Chiropractic over the years who have fought long, hard battles with breast cancer, we definitely take breast cancer awareness seriously. Thus we try to do what we can to promote breast cancer awareness as often as possible. You’ll definitely find me wearing pink at the clinic on fridays in October as well, in junction with the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.”

Gracia Night at SHG sponsored by Austin Family Chiro

Gracia Night at SHG sponsored by Austin Family Chiro

And last but certainly not least, AFC brought in up and coming Country music star Gracia Harrison from Girard, IL. You may remember Gracia from NBC’s Season 3 of “The Voice”. Gracia performed the national anthem just prior to kickoff. Harrison then performed two songs from her upcoming album at halftime, “Table 32″ and a Miranda Lambert cover called “Jack Daniels”.

The Foxes jumped out to a 20-0 lead late in the 2nd quarter after a MSFL league record 93 yard fumble recovery TD return by #3 Marcell Phiffer. The Mustangs weren’t quite ready to roll over and play dead however, as the Stangs would actually take the lead 24-20 in the 2nd half. But the Foxes would not be denied on this very special night! #FoxNation put up a late touchdown to take a 26-24 lead and then sealed the deal by adding a late safety to make the final score 28-24.

Gracia Harrison sings the national anthem at Springfield Foxes game - AFCvirden

Gracia Harrison sings the national anthem at Springfield Foxes game – AFCvirden

The Foxes are still alive for a playoff spot, but unlike last season where they hosted two home playoff contests at the friendly confines of beautiful Sacred Heart Griffin Stadium, they will have to take their act on the road to Chicagoland and / or Indianapolis if they make the postseason in 2013.

Gracia with Foxes players during pregame.

Gracia with Foxes players during pregame.

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