Congratulations to the GRACE winter sports teams on a great season.
The boy’s team finished the regular season by winning the EPIC Championship Meet for the second year in a row while the girl’s team finished 5th. Last year the boy’s team finished 2nd in the NCISAA State Championship Meet and are looking to the top step on the podium. Competing in this year’s NCISAA Championship State Meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on February 20th are:
Ryan van der Poll
Varsity Girls Basketball
EPIC Tournament Runner-Up
Secured 12th Seed in NCISAA State Tournament
Coach Tonya Taylor earned EPIC Coach of the Year
Anna Poe & Olivia Grace Horan were named EPIC All-Tournament Team
Varsity Boys Basketball
EPIC Regular Season Co-Conference Champions
EPIC Tournament Runner-Up
Secured 14th Seed in NCISAA State Tournament
Coach DeShannon Morris earned EPIC Coach of the Year
Messiah Pankey & Los Mercer were named EPIC All-Tournament Team
Thanks to the 152 families that pre-ordered their Play4Kay / Hoops for Hope tickets online, we already raised over $5,000 for this year’s event; Combined with the $43,500 already raised over the last 9 years, we are well on the way to our goal of topping the $50,000 mark for GRACE’s total contribution to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The fun starts at 4:00pm with the junior varsity boys basketball game. The girls take the court at 5:30pm and the varsity boys team will play at 7:00pm. Events are planned for all three half-times as well as the time in-between games.
If you ordered your ticketsbeforeJanuary 8th, your event t-shirts were sent home with your student. Please wear those shirtstomorrowas they will act as your “fast pass” to bypass the admissions table and enter the gymtomorrownight.
If you purchased your tickets onlineafter January 8th, your name will be on a list at the admissions table; stop there first to get your hand stamped for entry and re-entry into the gym.
Food & Fun
There will be amazing cakes to bid on in a silent auction and our basketball parents have donated delicious baked goods for purchase at the game. Starbucks coffee will be there and there will also be a raffle where you can win free waffles for a week, month or year from the Waffle House! Raffle tickets can be purchased in the main lobby and at the bake sale table. Eagles Club will have a fully stocked concession stand for you as well.
Duct Tape A Teacher to a Wall
We are looking forward to duct taping a teacher (or two) to a walltomorrownight. Donations jars are at the main lobby of the TK-6 campus and in the lunchroom at the 1101 campus or you can donate online at www.GRACEChristian.net/play4kay. If each of the 780 GRACE students donated $2.56, we would raise $2000 from our duct tape campaign!
We are looking forward to a great evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for a great cause. If you cannot maketomorrow’sevent, our Stream Team has you covered – tune in online at at tinyurl.com/gracestreaming. Online donations will be accepted through the end of the event on Friday night.
Students, don’t forget Friday is a PINK OUT on both campuses! If you don’t have a pink event shirt for this year, wear any pink shirt or a Hoops for Hope t-shirt from one of our prior events!
Spring Sports are just around the corner! Official spring sport start date isFeb. 21, 2017. The attached PDF provides information regarding offered sports, try-out dates, and head coach contact information for the spring 2017 sport season. Please note that some try-out information is subject to change. If any changes occur, we will send out updates. If your son or daughter is interested in playing a spring sport, make sure to contact the head coach to make them aware of their planned participation.Check out our Spring Sport Team pages for game schedules and practice times. https://www.gracechristian.net/athletics/spring-sports/