Up & Coming Weekly

January 08, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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JANUARY 9-15, 2019 UCW 25 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 10 20 30 40 40 30 20 10 50 FRIDAY Basketball coverage will begin soon on WCLN 105.7 FM & WILL BE PRESENTING CUMBERLAND COUNTY BASKETBALL IN 2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cumberland County continues Play4Kay tradition by EARL VAUGHAN JR. For a second straight year, Cumberland County Schools will join the work of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise money for cancer research through the Play4Kay program. The fundraiser encourages college and high school basketball teams to select a game on their schedule to use as a focal point for raising money. It pays tribute to the late North Carolina State University women's basketball coach, Sandra Kay Yow, who was a victim of cancer. Vernon Aldridge, student activities director for Cumberland County Schools, first became interested in the Play4Kay program following a presentation made sometime back by Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Aldridge said Tucker told everyone at the meeting that day that the state of North Carolina was not ranked among the leaders in donations to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund — in spite of the fact Yow was a native of North Carolina and had a lengthy coaching career in the state. "With as much as she's done for the state of North Carolina and the young ladies from North Carolina who have played for her, it doesn't make much sense,'' Aldridge said. Cumberland County had a personal stake in getting involved as well, Aldridge said, as Pine Forest High School athletic director Jason Norton is battling cancer. Last year, during the Play4Kay drive, Cumberland County Schools raised $5,600 for the fight against cancer. Pine Forest raised more money than any other school and received a plaque in recognition of that. It's left up to each school to decide how to raise money on the night of its Play4Kay bas- ketball game. They're asked to pick a game on their schedule where they expect to draw a good crowd. Some schools just ask for donations from spectators or have a collection point at the ticket gate. Others hold 50-50 drawings. Some offer special Play4Kay t-shirts for sale, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each shirt are donated back to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Sometimes the competing teams incorporate pink into their uniforms, either using the jersey or something like pink socks, to raise cancer awareness. Following are the scheduled Play4Kay dates this year for each Cumberland County school. For specifics on what is planned to raise money at each game, contact the home school directly. Cape Fear — Jan. 8 vs. Pine Forest Seventy-First — Jan. 8 vs. Scotland Jack Britt — Jan. 25 vs. Scotland Gray's Creek — Jan. 25 vs. Cape Fear Douglas Byrd — Feb. 1 vs. Terry Sanford E.E. Smith — Feb. 5 vs. Pine Forest Pine Forest — Feb. 8 vs. Cape Fear South View — Feb. 8 vs. Terry Sanford Westover — Feb. 8 vs. Overhills Terry Sanford — Feb. 12 vs. Pine Forest Maya Johnson Westover • Senior • Volleyball, bowling, softball Johnson has a grade point average of 3.93. She is a member of National Honor Society and Westover's Ladies of Grace. Delsin Burkhart Westover • Senior • Cross country, soccer, football, track Burkhart has a 3.6 grade point average. He is a two-time state quali- fier in cross country and was the place- kicker for the football team. He is a member of National Honor Society, Academy of Health Sciences, and Brotherhood of Successful Students. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop congratulates these amazing scholar athletes of the week and invites them to the Rocket Fizz Store at 1916 Skibo Rd. to receive a FREE gift recognizing their achievement! www.rocketfizz.com

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