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,
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!”