Sports and fundraising to battle diseases have regularly come together in recent years. In a few weeks, you’ll see football players, coaches and even officials wearing pink in various spots, from towels to shoelaces, to express support for breast cancer research.
However, you don’t have to wait that long to get into the spirit, as Titusville High will host a weekend of events to raise awareness for a variety of causes. Fans are encouraged to wear gold or yellow to the Friday night football game against Port Orange Atlantic to promote awareness of Childhood Cancer Month.
Three schools will join to promote three causes the following morning beginning at 10 at the Titusville High pool. Swimmers and divers from Titusville, Astronaut and Space Coast will swim relays and dive while competing for mixed teams. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Competitors will also be seeking donations and selling T-shirts. Because corporate sponsorships will cover expenses, every dollar raised will go to the American Cancer Society, Brevard Alzheimer Foundation and Providing Autism Linds and Support.
“We wanted to create something for swimming and to make it more about the organizations and less about the competition,” Terriers coach Natasha Kremer said.
The mixed team that raises the most money will be declared the winner. To donate, contact Kremer at 321-264-3100.
Astronaut, Satellite seek coaches
Satellite High needs a freshman boys basketball coach for the 2014-15 season.
Interested parties should call athletics director Linda Anderson at 321-779-2000.
Astronaut is looking for a boys soccer coach. Those interested should contact athletics director Cheryl Shivel at 321-264-3000.
Melbourne alum gathering Sept. 19
Melbourne High graduates are invited to the 10th annual Mel-Hi Alumni Reception on Sept. 19 in the school’s auditorium from 5-7 p.m.
Those unable to attend are asked to consider a donation to the PTO, which uses the money for student recognition and senior scholarships.
The Melbourne football team will host Eau Gallie following the event.
Holy Trinity graduate wins
Colgate University sophomore and Holy Trinity graduate Ryan Allison won the Colgate Invitational, his first title as a college golfer.
Allison came into the final round with a one-stroke lead but stumbled at the start of his final round, bogeying the first two holes.
He got back on track and sunk a seven-foot putt on the 18th hole to post a one-stroke victory over Army’s Dean Sakata in the invitational.
For the tournament, Allison shot 73-70-71—214.