2 FHS seniors to host Ultimate Frisbee in memory of friend

Two FHS seniors are sponsoring an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

at Westwood/Bales from 3-7p.m. on August 9. It is all part of a new


Katherine Harclerode and Emelie Nelson both 17 and incoming

seniors at Friendswood High School have founded the Love Our Lungs


This organization is support for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. A close

friend recently passed away from this disease, which was one of the

many reasons they started this group. Their first event is the Ultimate

Frisbee tournament where all proceeds go to the CF Foundation.

For four hours families with members of all ages can have a great

time while helping others. At the event will be food for sale (provided by

Which Wich), water for sale, a chance to win a pair of Oakley Sunglasses

along with all the sweetheart candies in the jar if you enter the “Guess

how many hearts are in the jar,” Silent auction for the “Sweet Basket”

filled with Menchies gift cards, Cake Lady gift cards and a beautiful floral

arrangement, a jumping castle, tee-shirts for sale, and small games like

washers, toss the bean bag and spike ball

“This event is also a great way for high schoolers to earn service

hours and anyone gets one service hour for bringing a case of water,

Harclerode said.

A concert performed by Gavin Vriend and his band @ 6p.m.

But those who love Frisbees should come for the Ultimate Frisbee

team competition. There are already seven teams formed. Some have a

dad or two in them along with a few Young Life representatives so age

limits are not a qualification. To form YOUR team, contact Katherine

Harclerode at 832-444-7980 or Emilie Nelson at 281-900-1918.

“Every one of all ages should come out and support a cure for

Cystic Fibrosis! Bring money to help donate and your family to have a

blast!” Nelson said.

Sponsors for the event include Which Wich, DCS Data Solutions

LLC, the Harclerode Family, the Nelson Family, Randy K. Ellis, DDS,

Tommy and Elaine Ebner, HomeTown Bank, Sonic’s Pete Garcia,

Parkwood Vision, Northwest Anesthesia and Pain Services, Raymond

James with Sally Branson and Harris B. Hanson, the Frailey Family,

Lake Woodlands Surgical Center, Parkwood Vision, Viterbo Family.

State Farm-Dennis Cooke, American National-Neal Nathan Insurance

Agency, Tex-Trude Lp., Rock Orthopedic and hand center, Caresse and

Todd Chase, Steinsland Family, Ballard Family, Pope Family, East Texas

Dobermans, De La Cruz Plastic Surgery, Harvey E. Slusky, MD, The Cake

Lady, Menchies, Corey and Tracy Kirkland, Lundquist Family, Dr. Dao,

Mark and Maribel Griffon, Laurie Labra, and Mildred Cook.

Sponsors can still join the hardworking group planning to provide

everyone with a great afternoon August 9.

To be a sponsor, contact Harclerode or Nelson.

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is

thrilled to be associated with the wonderful group, Love our Lungs. This

great group of high school students is passionate about raising valuable

dollars in the fight against cystic fibrosis and will host a fundraising

event,” CF Foundation Executive Director Sissy Boyd said.

“We are making tremendous progress toward a cure for all people

with cystic fibrosis. Just today, we received the exciting news that a

Foundation-supported clinical drug trial showed that participants who

took a combination two drug treatment, compared with those on

placebo, showed significant and consistent improvement in lung

function and in other important health measures. These positive results

represent an important milestone in the history of CF—and a significant

step forward in our effort to bring new treatments targeting the

underlying cause of the disease.”

The community of Friendswood is invited to this free event.

“We are delighted to have Love our Lungs support our efforts and

wish them much success as they help make CF stand for Cure Found!”

Boyd said.