Lee’s VFAC delivers $23,500 to foundation
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ON BEHALF of Volley For A Cure and its partners, Lee University Lady Flames volleyball coach Andrea Hudson recently presented a $23,500 check to the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation. From left are Robert Thompson, lawyers’ softball team; Hudson; Dr. David McIntire, doctors’ softball team; Jan Moses, Mary Ellen Locher Foundation; Angie Bramlett, the Plastic Surgery Clinic; Stephanie Taylor, breast cancer survivor: Kim Brooks, Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon; and Wendi Bishop, breast cancer survivor.
ON BEHALF of Volley For A Cure and its partners, Lee University Lady Flames volleyball coach Andrea Hudson recently presented a $23,500 check to the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation. From left are Robert Thompson, lawyers’ softball team; Hudson; Dr. David McIntire, doctors’ softball team; Jan Moses, Mary Ellen Locher Foundation; Angie Bramlett, the Plastic Surgery Clinic; Stephanie Taylor, breast cancer survivor: Kim Brooks, Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon; and Wendi Bishop, breast cancer survivor.
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IN THIS LEGAL THROWBACK to a former time, Cleveland attorneys Jimmy Logan, left, and Bill Moss prepare for a charity basketball game against their friendly rivals, the physicians of Cleveland and Bradley County. The annual “Doctors Vs. Lawyers” rivalry, which has evolved from the basketball court to the softball diamond, was one of several fundraising partners with Lee University’s Volley for a Cure in 2012 that has helped to raise $23,500 for the MaryEllen Locher Foundation.
IN THIS LEGAL THROWBACK to a former time, Cleveland attorneys Jimmy Logan, left, and Bill Moss prepare for a charity basketball game against their friendly rivals, the physicians of Cleveland and Bradley County. The annual “Doctors Vs. Lawyers” rivalry, which has evolved from the basketball court to the softball diamond, was one of several fundraising partners with Lee University’s Volley for a Cure in 2012 that has helped to raise $23,500 for the MaryEllen Locher Foundation.
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Lee University’s successful volleyball program continues to make a difference on and off the court as players, coaches and Volley for a Cure supporters recently handed over an oversized check of $23,500 to the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation.

Making the presentation was Lady Flames volleyball coach Andrea Hudson who awarded the hard-earned proceeds to Jan Moses, foundation director.

“I am so pleased once again that our fundraising efforts for the scholarship foundation exceeded the previous year,” Hudson said. “Every year we try to incorporate something new and the addition of the ‘Doctors Vs. Lawyers’ softball game was another great effort to get more of the community involved.”

The sale of Volley for a Cure T-shirts continues to be the volleyball team’s biggest push. With area high schools and local businesses getting involved, more than 5,000 colorful pink-and-black shirts were sold.

“We love playing the annual volleyball game,” Hudson added. “The entire evening is spectacular with so many people coming together to make it happen. I love this community. I grew up here and I am so thankful our community supports the efforts of our Lee University athletic teams, and so many people combine to help us give back to the community as well.”

Moses said the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation continues to grow, not only across the state, but around the nation.

“The way the local and surrounding communities have responded to this effort would make MaryEllen so proud,” Hudson said. “The cause just continues to grow and we are so pleased to be able to take the funds and present college scholarships to young people who have had family members battle breast cancer.”

The doctors and lawyer raised $6,000 for the foundation with their annual softball game this last year.

“The local doctors and lawyers continued their longstanding rivalry on the softball field,” Cleveland attorney Robert Thompson said. “The purpose of the event was to raise money for the children who have lost a parent to breast cancer or whose parent is a breast cancer survivor.”

Thompson playfully conceded the physicians won the recent contest, and added this longstanding tradition has more than a 30-year history with the initial games being played on the basketball court. Like all good lawyers, he pledged his group will be ready for the next event. Thompson said he was thrilled “... to be a part of this tremendous fundraising effort.”

Both Thompson and Dr. David McIntire praised the efforts of Cleveland resident and Volley for a Cure supporter Zandra Welch. The duo credited Welch for helping to connect the “Doctors Vs. Lawyers” friendly rivalry, and its strong fundraising, with the Locher Foundation.

“It was her idea and I can’t think of a better way to help carry on a 30-year tradition,” McIntire said. “Zandra helped pump good energy into this event and gave us an opportunity to spin a very good cause.”