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Touch­downs Against Can­cer

In sup­port of Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness Month, the Chop­ti­con High School foot­ball team has joined Touch­downs Against Can­cer 2017.

Touch­downs Against Can­cer is the team’s way of help­ing the 16,000 chil­dren and ado­les­cents who will be di­ag­nosed with can­cer this year.

The team is chal­leng­ing fans to pledge for ev­ery touch­down it scores from Sept. 14 to 30 to ben­e­fit St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal. A one­time do­na­tion can be made.

For more in­for­ma­tion, join the cam­paign or to setup a pri­vate do­na­tion, go to­ti­con-braves, go to @chop­foot­ball on Face­book and Twit­ter or email braves­foot­

Golf tour­na­ment

The Charles County Re­tired School Per­son­nel As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual golf Tour­na­ment on Aug. 25 at the Swan Point Golf & Coun­try Club in Is­sue.

The best-ball tour­na­ment will have prizes for three places, long­est drives for men and women and clos­est to pin for men and women as well as a con­ti­nen­tal break­fast.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Dale Cor­nette at id­cor­ or 301-934-9483.


Seven stu­dents at Wal­dorf Mar­tial Arts re­ceived their black belt in Taek­wondo on May 13. The stu­dents were hon­ored at an ex­cit­ing, high-en­ergy grad­u­a­tion as the can­di­dates dis­played their skills with split-sec­ond tim­ing and pre­ci­sion and treated par­ents, spouses and friends to an out­stand­ing demon­stra­tion. Af­ter the demon­stra­tion, grad­u­ates re­ceived their new black belts, they pledged their allegiance to Taek­wondo by recit­ing the Taek­wondo Black Belt Oath. Each of newly ap­pointed black belts have been prac­tic­ing Taek­wondo for at least three years. One of the can­di­dates, who re­ceived his third-de­gree black belt, have been train­ing eight years. Over the past four months, the grad­u­ates have been dili­gently pre­par­ing for their black belt exam, com­ing to class three times weekly and at­tend­ing monthly two-hour manda­tory work­outs. Through their Taek­wondo train­ing, they have learned the value of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to a goal. Re­ceiv­ing black belts were: “Top Gun” third-de­gree black belt: Yaw Am­pon­sah-Poku “All-Star” sec­ond-de­gree black belt: Al Quan Brooks and Erick Cheng “Cham­pion” first-de­gree black belt: Aaron Birch­field, Ja­son Cheng, He­len Me­hari and Charles Reid For more in­for­ma­tion about Taek­wondo classes, call Wal­dorf Mar­tial Arts at 301-645-1650. Pic­tured, from left, are in­struc­tor Steve Hilde­brand, Aaron Birch­field, in­struc­tor Laura Fran­cis, Al Quan Brooks, He­len Me­hari, in­struc­tor Mark Fran­cis, Ja­son Cheng, Yaw Am­pon­sah-Poku, in­struc­tor P.J. Sim­mers, Erick Cheng, Charles Reid and school own­ers Deb­bie and Roger Ca­vanaugh.

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