NR cancer awareness event a success

Published 10:18 pm Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Nansemond River High School athletic department played three home games with three team representing different cancers Friday evening. The boys’ soccer team played for brain cancer, the baseball team played for pediatric cancer and the softball team played for leukemia.

Each team played a good game. The softball team was able to get a 4-3 win against Great Bridge High School. However, bringing attention to cancer was the main point of the night.

“It was awesome,” boys’ soccer coach Dustin Tordoff said. “We had a successful night, and we had an awesome turnout.”


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The American Cancer Society came out and helped spread awareness. Many people donated, and survivors told their stories about their fight with cancer. Chick-fil-A came out as well to be a part of the event.

Tordoff told his team after the game that the end result wasn’t what he was looking for. He wanted to see that his team represented well.

“Did we represent what we were trying to accomplish that night?” Tordoff said. “Did we go out there and do the best we could? The guys knew they were playing for something bigger than themselves. Of course, you’d like the game win, but when you get the ultimate win, you feel good about things. I would say 100 percent the night was a success all around.”