When Christie Wise was struck by a boat and lost her right leg while paddleboarding near Fort Walton Beach in April of 2015, she found a way to transform her experience into an opportunity to help others.
Friday, she and fellow Air Force pilot Katie Schuler will be at Titusville High for a 2:30 p.m. in-school volleyball match between the Terriers and Heritage. The event will help raise money for Wise’s foundation, One Leg Up On Life. The organization provides prosthetic limbs to children who could not otherwise afford them, including through an established relationship with a hospital in Haiti.
The public is invited to attend the game. Admission is $2, and donations to One Leg Up On Life can also be made. The profits from t-shirt sales will also go toward the foundation.
Schuler was a three-sport athlete at Titusville, playing golf and basketball in addition to playing softball under coach Eileen Serridge, who is now the Terriers volleyball coach.
“She’s been following Christie’s story through me, and it was her idea to do this,” Schuler said.
Schuler went on to play softball at the Air Force Academy, where she and Wise became teammates and friends.
Astronaut seeking coaches
Astronaut High has job availabilities for boys soccer coaches. Contact athletic director Cheryl Shivel for information at Shivel.Cheryl@brevardschools.org or 321-264-3000.
Heritage baseball holding fundraiser
The Heritage High baseball program will benefit from a golf tournament at The Majors on Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. The goal is to build a new batting cage.
The cost of $65 includes lunch. Prizes will be awarded. Contact coach Rob Querry at 321-961-4746 or email@example.com.