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Play For Preemies Showcase Field Announced
Western Albemarle to host second annual event to raise awareness and funds for premature birth
The Western Albemarle High School girls’ basketball program is hosting its 2nd Annual “Play For Preemies Showcase” on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The event’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for premature birth at the UVA Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville and Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital in Roanoke.
Western Albemarle girls' basketball coach Kris Wright and his wife Heather’s children were born premature. That prompted the WAHS girls’ basketball program to begin the “Play For Preemies Showcase” last season. In the first year of this showcase event, the program donated more than $1,000 to the hospitals.
This year, the Warriors wanted that event to grow just like the preemies do and expanded the showcase from six teams to 12 teams. All will be in action at Western Albemarle High School on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.
The 12 schools playing in the six games are:
- Western Albemarle, Charlottesville, Louisa County, and William Monroe from the Charlottesville area
- Waynesboro, Wilson Memorial, RE Lee (Staunton), and Broadway from the I-81/I-64 corridor
- Battlefield and Colonial Forge from the Northern Virginia region
- Glen Allen and Thomas Jefferson from the Richmond area
If a business or individuals would like to support the showcase as a sponsor or as volunteers, please contact the WAHS girls’ basketball program.
The “Play for Preemies Showcase” field announcement comes on World Prematurity Day, which is observed each year on Nov. 17 to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families. People interested in supporting the day can donate to the March of Dimes at this link: https://www.marchofdimes.org/giving/support-general.aspx . You can also raise awareness on social media with the hashtag #worldprematurityday .
The Western Albemarle girls’ basketball program has raised more than $25,000 for the March of Dimes during the last six years.