Vidalia High School and the GHSA, with the support of Chick Fila A of Vidalia, teamed up Thursday to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. Each school day in America, 46 kids are diagnosed with childhood cancer, the leading disease killer of children in America ages 1-19, yet less than 4% of federal cancer research funding is allocated to childhood cancer. The GHSA has partnered with the Rally Foundation and encourages high school athletes to "Go Gold" a week in September to raise awareness. The foundation has raised over $100,000 since September of 2016.

Coach Thompson states, "Ironically, James Poppell, a local Toombs county resident was diagnosed in September of 2016 with a brain tumor. Vidalia Indian softball player Amya Brown reached out to this family and invited James to throw out the first pitch in honor of his fight with this horrific disease. It does my heart good to see one of our players reach out and be empowered to help a fellow peer in a trying time in his life. The smile on James's face is what it's really all about, right? This was surely a WIN for everybody present!" For more information on how to donate, visit Rallyingaction.org. (Lady Indians with James Poppell and brother Stephen)9 12 17 Lady Indians

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