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Sports fans always have a lot to look forward to in February, especially since it is home to the biggest sports event of the year. No, not the Super Bowl-- it is the Apex High Staffsketball game taking place on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The game will pit two teams made up of teachers and faculty against each other, and the draft is already incredibly heated. The round one picks were announced on Cougar TV this Wednesday, and there were plenty of surprises. The rest will be announced next Wednesday in homeroom, allowing viewers to see if English Teacher Scott Ferguson will finally be drafted. Apex Student Council helped organize and plan the event along with social studies teachers Carly Brown and Delaney Titus. In addition, Apex basketball players, such as senior Ian Boyd, are helping to coach the teams. Substitute-and-former-high-school-teacher Terry Fuhrman, who is also English teacher Tori McGee’s father, will be refereeing the game. Brown says that the whole event has “…really been a student-staff effort on all sides.”
In addition to the game itself, Staffsketball t-shirts are being sold to promote the game and raise money for Free the Children (FTC), an international charity that aims to raise children out of poverty. The shirts were sold on Apex High’s homepage for $20. Brown says that the charity was chosen because it “aims to improve the lives of children and their communities in impoverished areas around the world…There is an FTC club on campus, led by Ben Roberts and Brent Schmedding, that actively works to spread awareness and fundraise in the community. I think that living in such an advantaged area allows many of us take our education, health, and community for granted. Student Council is hoping to help a struggling community and their children attain a better quality of life.” The game and shirts have already raised a lot of money, but if you want to see the final amount, you will have to come to the game for the announcement. So even if the idea of your favorite teachers competing in an intense game of basketball is not enough incentive to see the game, maybe the opportunity to support a good cause will be.