Tamaqua High School cheerleaders, Seniors and other students held a ‘Blue Out’ benefit during the first Tamaqua varsity football home game held tonight (Friday, September 4, 2015) in support of the Thelma Urban Scholarship Fund. Urban, a Tamaqua language arts teacher, passed away unexpectedly in June.
During the event, students, teachers and other volunteers sold t-shirts and other items during the fundraising event.
Prior to the start of the football game, a moment of silence was held in memory of three members of the Tamaqua Area School District family that have passed this year. They were Joe Barnitsky, Harry Fetterman, and Thelma Urban.
Final score was Tamaqua 14, North Schuylkill 20.
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In addition, organizers are holding a Superhero Run/Walk in support of two Thelma Urban Scholarship Funds. It will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Tamaqua. The event will start/stage at the Tamaqua Area High School Sports complex (500 Penn Street). Registration begins at 8 AM. The 5K race starts at 9 AM, with the 1-mile fun run/walk following shortly after. Both will continue through the town of Tamaqua, primarily on Broad Street, and return back to the complex. Stadium Hill, South Lehigh Street, parts of West Broad Street, and parts East Broad Street will be closed for a short time during the race.
Organizers encourage all participants and spectators to don themselves in superhero-themed outfits.
Click HERE to view or print the registration form.
Click HERE to register online at PretzelCitySports.com.
(Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.)
Click HERE to view a story about a community memorial service held in June in honor and memory of Urban.
TamaquaArea.com video of Tamaqua Raider Marching Band during tonight’s event:
(Click HERE to view the Schuylkill Haven Marching Band’s performance.)
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TamaquaArea.com photos during tonight’s event:
Keep in mind I was using my cell phone for most photos.
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