Do It for Don: Join team effort to assist coach with recovery expense

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Athletes and their coaches share a close bond, and cross country runners are no exception.

Don Williams, the women’s cross country coach, was recently involved in a bike accident, from which he received a major concussion. He is currently experiencing severe headaches, but is in otherwise good condition. However, his stay in the hospital will undoubtedly accumulate hefty medical bills.

Rather than standing by, both the women’s and men’s cross country teams are taking it into their own hands to help Williams by hosting a 5K run called Do It for Don. It will be held at Birdsall Park on Sept. 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Any size donation can be made to come out and run, as there is no entry fee.

These teams have made the best out of Williams’ unfortunate situation. Their determination to help their coach shows dedication and exemplifies the the type of caring initiative many of us strive for.

Williams has been coaching cross country for 23 years and made a difference in the lives of the many runners with his encouragement and positive attitude. More often than not, hardships such as his are talked about but not acted upon, so the cross country teams should be commended for their immediate action.

Do It For Don deserves a strong turn out from students and staff, as it presents a great chance to help ease the hardship of a community member who has played in an important role for many years in coaching students, with both athleticism and a positive attitude.

Note: If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to make a donation, checks can be made out and sent to Orchard Hill Church with DFD in the memo portion. For any additional questions, contact beckerj@cfu.net.

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