Letters to the Editor

   Written by on August 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

Dear Editor,

My name is Elizabeth Trawick and I am participating in the 8th Annual Rock’n’Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on September 2 and September 3, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Va. I have been doing my training in local towns, trails and in the gym when weather is not so nice. I have done several runs to benefit serval organizations, but this year will be my first year running Virginia Beaches race and to raise money for St. Jude. I will be participating in my first run Sept. 2 which will be a mile in the sand and the “BIG” run will be Sept. 3.

I’m excited to do this. I enjoy running, I did my first half marathon in 2011 and fell in love. I had gotten up to doing 6 half marathons in 2014, when I had to give it a rest for medical reasons. Now I’m trying to get back on course with my runs. Started this year with my first full marathon (26.2 mile) in Raleigh, N.C., at the Rock ‘n’ Roll series. I would like to make this next race a success and raise the money that I have pledged to raise for St. Jude by asking my community and local businesses to help out.

Runners who commit to fundraising for St. Jude while they train for the race are part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer. They’re called St. Jude Heroes.

I’m sure everyone knows what St. Jude is, but if not, St. Jude is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. The hospital costs about $2 million a day to run and no family ever pays for their child to go to St. Jude.

This is something no parent needs to worry about and if I can help in any way I’m there.

My goal is to raise $1100 for my runs by September.  Any amount will be great. Please log on to fundraising.stjude.org/ , top right corner, locate “find a participant” and type in my name “Elizabeth Trawick”. From there you should be able to click on my name to go to my donation page. Thank you all for your help.

Elizabeth Trawick

Drakes Branch, VA

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the members of Keysville Community Athletics (KCA), I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make the Dixie Minor League District 5 All-Star tournament such a success. This was a wonderful event that showcased what our community represents. The spirit of competition, class, and sportsmanship demonstrated by all teams and their fans was not only a strong representation of what Charlotte County and its baseball programs stand for but also a glowing example of what youth athletics should be about.

Successfully hosting an event such as this requires a great deal of support. We not only got that from the parents, coaches, and community members within our organization but also from businesses throughout the area and volunteers from other baseball organizations within the county. As with any situation such as this, there are too many groups and individuals to thank by name. Therefore, we would like to simply say “thank you” to everyone who helped make this event a positive experience for these young men and their families.

We would like to congratulate all of the coaches and players who participated in the tournament on a great season and wish the Prince Edward Dixie Minor team good luck as they represent Virginia in the Dixie Youth Minor League World Series.


David Evans, President

Keysville Community Athletics

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