Meet the 2020 Celebrity Teams!
Tessie Lessman & Random Clavin
Random has lived in Ohlman and Nokomis his entire life with the exception of being in the Army for 5 years. He is a veteran of the Iraq War. He is the father of Charlie and Nic. They recently moved to Raymond. Tessie is originally from Hillsboro. She has been a Raymond resident for 15 years. She is the mother of Savanah and Ethan. Tessie is currently serving in the Illinois Air National Guard. We have been impacted by cancer seeing many close family members, friends, and community members struggle with this unforgiving disease. We just want to do our part by participating in a cause helping county members impacted.
Aaron & Ally Wood (Team A. Wood)
We are Aaron and Ally Wood of Ohlman, IL. Aaron is a 2007 graduate of Hillsboro High School and Ally is a 2008 graduate of Nokomis High School. Aaron works at Nokomis Quarry, and Ally is an R.N. at Springfield Clinic. We have a beautiful two-year old daughter, Adaleigh, and two very lovable pups, Maverick and Zoey. We enjoy spending our time outdoors, playing with Adaleigh, and hanging out with our close friends. We have always been supporters of SOC and are extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity. Even though it took some convincing for Aaron, we are both excited to get this adventure started and raise money for such an incredible cause. Be on the look out for Team A. Wood and all the fun we are about to embark on!
Jenny Pezold & Dianna Sisson (Pezold Strong)
Hello, my husband, Doug and I live in Walshville, IL and have been married for almost 31 years. We were blessed with 4 amazing children, Brittney Fletcher, Logan Pezold, Layton Pezold, and Brooke Pezold. We also have 6 wonderful grandchildren, Easton, Rowan, Bexley, Avelina, Crew, and Timberlynn. I am a Registered Nurse with Springfield Clinic and Doug is a Farmer. This event is very close to our hearts! On October 25, 2017 our sweet boy, Layton, at the age of 18, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). On October 12, 2018, after a very long and courageous fight our son gained his wings. Some people never meet their hero. I gave birth to mine! In memory of Layton, I will work hard to raise money for this wonderful cause! Doug and I know the importance of family, friends, and community, and I will continue to pay back the generosity all of you have shown to us! Always and forever PezoldStrong!!!
Hi, I’m Diana. My husband, Curt and I, live in Litchfield and between the two of us, have four children: Clint, Cory, Tori, Todd and five beautiful GrandGirls (with another GrandBun in the oven). I’m a registered nurse and have worked for Springfield Clinic for 12 years. As a participant in this year’s SOC, I feel it’s a time to honor those who have battled cancer and lost, those who are still fighting and those who beat it! And, on an even more personal level, it’s another way to keep the memory alive, of a very special boy….one who chose me to share some of the best (and also, the most difficult) times of his life….LAYTON PEZOLD. Thank you for this opportunity….TEAM PEZOLD STRONG will not disappoint.
Tara & Madison Baker (Female Fight Club)
This Mother/Daughter duo is what comprises TEAM FEMALE FIGHT CLUB! Both are graduates of Hillsboro High School, Tara in 1990 and Madison in 2014. Tara works for the State of Illinois in the DHS division where she has been for the past three years. Madison attends SIUE earning her Masters of Accountancy while working at CliftonLarsonAllen as an Auditor in the Healthcare industry. In their spare time, they enjoy playing and cuddling with their five dogs and cat George, traveling abroad, going to concerts, and eating Mexican food. We are very excited to be participating in this years SOC event. We have been spectators in the past and are happy to be part of the 10th Anniversary. We have had numerous family and friends affected by cancer and are so happy to be supporting an amazing cause that helps so many people right here in Hillsboro.