In honor of what would have been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday year, high school, college and professional football teams across the country will be using Ronald Reagan commemorative coins for game coin tosses.


In honor of what would have been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday year, high school, college and professional football teams across the country will be using Ronald Reagan commemorative coins for game coin tosses.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration also marks the 30th anniversary of Reagan’s first inauguration.

Reagan was born in Tampico Feb. 6, 1911, and passed away June 5, 2004. He served as President from 1981-89.

Reagan was the only person to become President who had played football against Geneseo. He was a junior lineman for the Dixon High School football team in 1926 when the Dukes came to Geneseo and defeated the Leafs, 2-0. Reagan did not see any action in that game.

The Green Machine will be part of the centennial celebration tonight as Geneseo will take on Reagan’s alma mater at 7:30 p.m. in Dixon.