The East Mecklenburg boys’ soccer team hosted a cancer awareness night called Kick Cancer during its Oct. 8 home game against Butler.The Eagles wore yellow to raise awareness for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a type of cancer that affects bone marrow. Head coach Joel Edde learned earlier this season that the father of Brandon Rutherford, one of his junior varsity players, was diagnosed with the disease.“At the end of last season, I felt like my team needed to be more involved in giving back to the community, so I thought we could try and raise awareness (and) money for cancer research,” Edde said in an email. Before the game, players released balloons bearing the names of people who have been touched by cancer. The team also wore a special T-shirt designed by one of the school’s art teachers before the game. About 200 people attended the game, according to Edde. Butler won 4-3.Chargers name new swim coachProvidence Day named Bill Bretschneider as the school’s new head coach of the swimming program.Bretschneider most recently was assistant boys’ and girls’ swim coach at Marvin Ridge Middle School. Bretschneider swam collegiately at UC Santa Barbara, according to a Providence Day release, and was a member of the SwimMAC Carolina Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013. “I am very excited to be joining the Chargers’ coaching staff and to begin working with the Providence Day swimmers,” Bretschneider said in a release.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Sports notebook: East Meck soccer hosts ‘Kick Cancer’ event
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