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Lady Rebels support the cause

Posted: September 14, 2012 - 5:48pm  |  Updated: September 14, 2012 - 5:53pm
 Effingham County head coach Matt Huntley and senior Maddie Evans present a check to Joyce Moseley and Jennifer Shearouse at the Mark Moseley Memorial Diamond Classic Friday night. The team raised close to $1,100 for the cancer awareness softball tournament.   Scott Rouch
Scott Rouch
Effingham County head coach Matt Huntley and senior Maddie Evans present a check to Joyce Moseley and Jennifer Shearouse at the Mark Moseley Memorial Diamond Classic Friday night. The team raised close to $1,100 for the cancer awareness softball tournament.

 

When it comes to respect and friendship, rivalries and competitiveness sometimes take a backseat

The Effingham County softball team proved that Friday at Greenbrier’s Mark Moseley Memorial Diamond Classic.

The cancer awareness tournament is named for Greenbrier’s longtime assistant coach who died in 2010 after battling cancer.

The Lady Rebels softball team first presented Moseley’s widow Joyce and her daughter Jennifer Shearouse with pink wristbands with MM on them, and then handed them a check for $1,082 toward the cause.

“We always came up here and Mark did a good job of organizing the tournament,” said Lady Rebels’ head coach Matt Huntley, who called Moseley his friend. “It was just something we wanted to do.”

While it was a team effort. Effingham County was supported by its community. To raise the money, the team bagged groceries at a local grocery store for eight hours on a Saturday and passed a bucket around during one of its home games.

“It means so much that other teams want to support cancer awareness,” said Shearouse. “It’s touching that people think so much of him,” she said, wiping a tear from her eye.

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