CDO wins High School Challenge at the Race for the Cureby Andy Morales on Mar. 18, 2013, under Sports
The Pink Dorados won the 2013 High School Challenge for the second year in a row by claiming both the top number of participants and the most money raised by a high school at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held at the University of Arizona.
The team representing Canyon del Oro raised well over $3,000 and had close to 200 participants. They were represented by team leaders Sammy Nettling, Hailey Jones and Erin Ferber.
Nettling is a softball standout at the school but also competes in golf and basketball. Jones plays basketball and runs track while Ferber is a standout volleyball player. The three accepted the trophy on behalf of the team and were joined by University of Arizona NCAA high jump champion Brigetta Barrett at the awards ceremony.
Barrett is probably the most decorated individual athlete in the history of Arizona and she capped her recent success off with a silver medal at the London Olympics. Her mother, Lottie Barrett, was able to witness her daughter’s 6-foot-8 Olympic jump in person which turned out to be an even more remarkable accomplishment.
Lottie was diagnosed with breast cancer about 18 months ago had just finished her treatments after the Olympic Trials last July.
This was the first time the Race for the Cure was held at the University of Arizona and it appeared to be a huge success. 75 cents of every dollar stays in Southern Arizona to provide screening, treatment and education.
Brigetta began the day’s activities by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner.”