2019 CRAIG WHITE SPORTSMANSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD WINNERS
SCHOOL NAME: ___Old Mill________________________________
SPORTSMANSHIP WINNING TEAM: __Girls Lacrosse______________________________________________________
COACHES NAME:_____Chelsea Hauswirth______________________________
REASON TEAM WAS SELECTED:
Meade and Old Mill girls lacrosse teams came together as one to help raise hope and awareness for those in our lacrosse families who have battled cancer. The two teams wore t-shirts that said “we fight together” with a ribbon and were designed collaboratively, including both team logos and a girls lacrosse player on the back.
Prior to both the JV and Varsity games, all players were announced by reading their number, name, and a cancer they were choosing to play for to honor a person in their lives who has/is battling cancer. Meade and Old Mill players also wore ribbons in their hair to represent the cancer of their choosing so they could dedicate the game to a family member or friend who has/is battling cancer.
As fans entered the stadium, they were offered different color ribbons for the to wear during the game so they could also help us represent the different cancers that our communities have been affected by. During the game a donation box for the American Cancer Society was passed around to both Meade and Old Mill fans. The total donation will be from both programs, as we came together to play for something bigger than our teams.
During the game, both teams behaved in a sportsmanlike manner. Coaches and players were acknowledging good plays by both teams throughout the game.
SERVICE AWARD WINNING TEAM: ________Swim Team ____________________________________________
COACHES NAME:____Ellen Hays________________________________
REASON TEAM WAS SELECTED:
- This year both the girls’ and boys’ swim teams participated in a cancer research fund raiser on behalf of Swim Across America. Swim Across America is a national organization started by Olympic swimmers to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. As a team we had %100 participation and raised over $2250!
Even better, our teammate and senior captain Mia D’Antoni was the originator of a first of its kind countywide sport fundraiser. Through Mia’s efforts every high school swim team in Anne Arundel County participated in the event and collectively we raised over $17,550! This money will go directly to research being done at the Sidney Kimmel Research Center at Johns Hopkins hospital! How cool is that?!
Additionally, the swim teams participated in Challenge Day at Ruth Eason Special Education Center. This is a Special Olympic event, much like a field day. The swimmers served as volunteers helping with track and field events, tennis and bowling, arts and crafts projects, water fun activities and also helped in classrooms with the Ruth Eason students. This event could not take place as it does without the help of the swimmers! We are very dependent on their enthusiasm and compassionate spirit!