Community Interest

Purple Out Event Raises Money for Friends of Kids with Cancer

Article and photos Courtesy of Mary Tersteeg and others.

On Tuesday, September 18th, the 5th Annual Purple Out game was held at Lindenwood Univeristy. Once again the Francis Howell High School and Francis Howell Central communities came out to honor survivors, those who continue to fight and those angels who watch over us.

Trevor Joerling, son of Howell Alumni Brandee and Todd Joerling, brother to Darby and friend to all, was compassionate, caring and funny. He was what some would call a softball super-fan. He went above and beyond to support his sister, friends and teammates across all schools and all sports. He had a contagious smile and laugh that left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Each year the FHHS and FHC girls softball teams meet to raise money for Friends of Kids with Cancer and the Trevor Joerling Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of Trevor and so many others. This year along with Trevor we are honoring Courageous Carter who is currently a Freshman at Howell in the mist of this battle. We continue our friendly battle on the field in hopes that one day we will strike cancer out before it takes another angel home.

The MO Fury 07 girls softball team coached by Chuck Livingston, Craig Rothmeyer and Scott Harris organized a Hit-a-Thon with their team of players in which they raised $1,185.  During the Purple out event, over $1000 more was raised through donations, a raffle and t-shirt sales.

A sincere thank you is extended to the team members, their families, and everyone who came out and supported this event.

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The FHHS and FHC girls Softball teams.

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Four members of the Missouri Fury girls softball team with
a check for $1185 raised in a Hit-a-Thon.

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Todd and Brandee Joerling accepted checks on behalf of Friends of Kids with Cancer.