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NIU’s Harnish to appear at DeKalb-Sycamore game

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 11:25 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 11:05 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – Former Northern Illinois University quarterback Chandler Harnish will return to DeKalb on Jan. 31 for a booster club fundraiser during the high school basketball games between DeKalb and Sycamore.

The annual Castle Challenge, which will coincide with the games, will be at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at NIU’s Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Harnish, now a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, will hold an autograph session with Miss Iowa USA Carlyn Bradarich and WGN personality Dolly McCarthy from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The varsity girls teams will play at 6 p.m., and the varsity boys will play at 8 p.m. There will also be a Challenge Zone for kids, bounce houses, mascots, a DJ, Cheer Challenge, 50/50 raffle and a performance by the NIU Silverettes dance team.

Tickets, which are $6, are on sale at the middle schools and high schools, Castle Bank and the Kishwaukee YMCA. Proceeds will benefit the Sycamore Sports Booster and the DeKalb Barb Booster organizations. For information visit

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