Run for a Teammate
Cross country teammates come to the aid of fellow runner's family
Posted on 11/11/2016
Team presents a check to Dawson Tudor
Running must be easier when running for a friend.  The Armuchee cross country team took to a 10-mile course on a blistering hot 90-degree day recently to raise money for a teammate dealing with health issues in his family.

It has been a difficult start to the school year for Dawson Tudor, a sophomore at Armuchee High School, because of health issues.  His family is dealing with a battle against a serious illness that his father is fighting and then Dawson suffered an injury that prevented him from running and competing the last half of the cross country season.

The Armuchee High cross country team wanted to do something to support their teammate.  Scott Pierce, Armuchee cross country coach, came up with the idea for the team to run for their friend.  He organized the team in a benefit race on the cross country course around Armuchee High School to raise money to help Dawson's family with rising expenses. "I just gave the idea to the team and they were quick to get on board," stated Pierce.

The team members secured sponsors for each mile they would run and each completed the 10-mile course.  The total donations collected for their run was $1,570.00.  The team came together recently to present the check to Dawson.

"This is an example of teammates caring about their own and doing something to show it," Pierce added.

The Armuchee team also ran well last weekend as they finished fifth in Class AA at the state cross country championship race in Carrollton. 

 Photo: Armuchee High cross country team members present a check to their teammate.