Focus on Fitzsimmons for Strongman reunion

In memory of former Sardis secondary school teacher Bob Fitzsimmons, a special Sardis Strongman event will be held in late February.

Sardis secondary school’s annual Sardis Strongman event returns this year, with a twist.

While the regular event takes place during school hours the week of Feb. 23-27, a special event will be held the evening of Feb. 26.

All Strongmen alumni dating back to the competition’s first year (1999) are being invited back to compete once more.

Admission will be free, with a donation to the Bob Fitzsimmons Memorial Fund greatly appreciated.

The long-time Sardis phys-ed teacher passed away in May of last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was 50 years old.

The fund in his memory goes toward scholarships for one male and one female student who engage in regular, vigorous exercise and embrace physical challenges.

Email Alison Fitzsimmons at to register.