Tuesday, June 18, 2013
July 22 in Waterville will be an evening of field hockey for a worthy cause. Four high school teams will take part in the games at Colby College, and the event will benefit the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington.
Skowhegan, Livermore Falls, Mt. Blue and Nokomis will each play three games that evening. Skowhegan coach Paula Doughty said she got the idea from Gardiner coach Moe McNally. Gardiner has played Cony in the preseason Drive Out Cancer Challenge in each of the last two years, and the event raised approximately $15,000 last year for the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta.
“(Moe) said to me, ‘That was a wonderful experience for my kids, and you should think about doing it,’ ” Doughty said.
The games will run from about 4-9 p.m., and Doughty says she’d like it to become an annual event. Between games, there will be testimonials and 50/50 raffles, as well as ice cream and T-shirts for sale. Doughty said several local businesses have committed to donate goods, and six local officials will also donate their time.
“We want it to be a celebration,” Doughty said.
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.