As many as 92 public and private high schools from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have been invited to participate in UMS-Wright’s 12th Annual Lyon Newell Charity Throws Meet, in memory of the former student athlete. This year’s sponsors are the Orthopaedic Group as gold medal sponsor, UJ Chevrolet as silver medal sponsor, and Regions Bank as bronze medal sponsor. Proceeds from the event will go to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), which provides services to help child abuse victims and their non-offending family members in Mobile County and the Lyon Newell Scholarship. This event has raised over $140,000 over the past eleven years!
During his career at UMS-Wright, Newell excelled in both football and track. On the gridiron, he played both linebacker and running back, receiving honorable mention All-State and Mobile Press Register Dream Team selection for his defensive prowess during his senior year. As a member of the State Championship indoor and outdoor track teams in 1997 and 1998, Newell won the 3A State Championship in both the shot put and discus throw. Co-captain of the 1998 team, Lyon received All-State honors both years. Newell died as a result of an accident on October 20, 2002, shortly after receiving his degree from the University of Alabama.
The boys and girls competition in the Shot Put, Discus and Javelin will take place Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at UMS-Wright at 3:15, preceding the Fast Times at UMS High track meet.
Information and Contacts:
(251) 479-6551, ext. 259 or 268
UMS-WRIGHT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
A Tradition of Excellence Since 1893
65 North Mobile Street
Mobile, AL 36607-3192
Call: (251) 479-6551
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