When it comes to respect and friendship, rivalries and competitiveness take a backseat, and the Effingham County softball team proved that Friday night at Greenbrier’s Mark Moseley Memorial Diamond Classic.
The cancer awareness tournament is named for Greenbrier’s longtime assistant coach who died in 2010 after battling cancer.
The Lady Rebels softball team first presented Moseley’s widow Joyce and her daughter Jennifer Shearhouse with pink wristbands with MM on them and then presented them a check for $1,082 toward the cause.
“We always came up here and Mark did a good job of organizing the tournament,” said Lady Rebels’ head coach Matt Huntley, who called Moseley his friend. “It was just something we wanted to do.”
While it was a team effort, Effingham County was supported by its community. To raise the money, the team bagged groceries at a local grocery store for eight hours on a Saturday and passed a bucket around during one of its home games.
“It means so much that other teams want to support cancer awareness,” said Shearhouse. “It’s touching that people think so much of him,” she said wiping a tear from her eye.