WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS HOPE TO SPELL C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S

WILMINGTON, N.C. – For the fifth consecutive year, UNC Wilmington student-athletes will put their spelling skills to the test to benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council when the 21st Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy takes place Thursday (Sept. 18) at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.

Women’s soccer team members Brittany Croce, Chelsea Godbout and Victoria Luby will represent the Seahawks at the free event, which begins at 7 p.m. at 1415 South 17th Street. Refreshments will be provided, along with an opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle, games for the audience and a chance to win door prizes.

“Our three players are excited to support such an important cause and give back to the community,” said Paul Cairney, UNCW’s 13-year women’s soccer coach. “It should be a fun event for everyone involved, and our whole team plans to be there to support all of the participants.”

The women’s soccer team follows in the footsteps of the men’s basketball, women’s basketball, swimming and diving and women’s golf teams in the spelling bee. Longtime Seahawk benefactor and friend Wayne Jackson sponsors a team from the department each year because “it’s a chance to get the student-athletes out in the public for some non-athletic fun. People in the community enjoy meeting them and seeing the quality of our student-athletes at UNCW.”

Jackson and his late wife, Lee, began sponsoring a team five years ago. All proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council in support of developing reading and writing skills, specifically in adults.

Women’s golfers Ashley Tait, Emily Klein and Christie Appleton participated last September and advanced to the second round before being eliminated. The Cape Fear Rotary Club’s “Spellinators” won the competition by correctly spelling “apasiopesis.”

Admission is free to the event. To become a sponsor of the community tradition, individuals may contact the CFCL by visiting their website at www.cfliteracy.org.

 


 

WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS ELIMINATED IN SECOND ROUND

WILMINGTON, N.C. – One “l” or two in “surveillance”? That was the question facing UNC Wilmington women’s soccer players Victoria Luby, Brittany Croce and Chelsea Godbout in Thursday night’s 21st Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy.

As it turned out, the trio opted for just one “l” and that spelled elimination as 24 teams vied for the coveted title at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.

It marked the fifth consecutive year that Seahawk broadcaster and friend Wayne Jackson has sponsored a team from athletics. Jackson and his late wife, Lee, began sponsoring a team five years ago, with all proceeds benefitting the Cape Fear Literacy Council in support of developing reading and writing skills, specifically in adults.

The women’s soccer team followed in the footsteps of the men’s basketball, women’s basketball, swimming and diving and women’s golf teams in the popular event