NCTV17 documentary about football rivalries on sale

On Jan. 17, 450 community members, coaches, staff, athletes and parents put on their favorite school colors and came to Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College for the premiere of “We Are Rivals,” a documentary about the football rivalries between Naperville North and Naperville Central, and Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley.

A big “thank you” to everyone involved in making this Friday night lights event a huge success, especially the schools for letting us share their stories of these long-running rivalries.

We greatly appreciate all the businesses who contributed to the evening: Altitude Balloon Décor, Belgio’s Catering, Darfler Benefit Auctions & Consulting, DeEtta’s Bakery, Fast Signs, Naper Nuts & Sweets, and North Central College.

We also would like to thank the booster clubs for donating the school spirit raffle baskets and all the guests who opened their wallets and bought a raffle ticket or bid on our live auction items. Your gift of support will help us continue to tell the stories of the people, places and perspectives that matter to Naperville!

If you couldn’t join us Friday, DVDs are on sale for $15. Contact Pam Magel at 630-355-2124 or Also check out photos of the event on our Facebook page.

Jen Hannon is the community engagement director at Naperville Community Television, Channel 17