Delmar High School XC | RUN for STRENGTH

Delmar High School's Cross Country Team Inspires Fight Against Muscle Disease on Campus!


DELMAR, DE - Coach Duel Ballard and the Delmar High School Cross Country Team are dedicating their season to the fight against neuromuscular disease. Coach Ballard learned of the amazing impact the Muscle Movement Foundation is making in the First State and was thrilled to have his team involved. He wanted to implement an organization that inspires his student-athletes to win 24 hours a day and 7 days a week - at home, in the classroom, in the community, and during competition.

On Tuesday, September 12th, MMF President, Rob DeMasi, traveled to Delmar High School to deliver the Muscle Movement Foundation message. Delmar Middle and High School Principal, Mr. Andrew O'Neal and Secondary Assistant Principal, Mr. Michael Bleile joined Mr. DeMasi, Coach Ballard, and the XC Team for the inspirational speech. After the speech, the student-athletes were thrilled to be vital members of the MMF - the Charity of Champions! They immediately brainstormed about fun ways to spread awareness on campus and enhance the lives of the MMF's "Muscle Champions" in need. They will begin this school year with a custom apparel fundraiser and will be dedicating their performance from each cross country meet to the fight against muscle disease!


Concluding Mr. DeMasi's meeting with the XC team, Principal, Mr. Andrew O'Neal was thrilled to have his students apart of the MMF's exceptional mission statement. He welcomed Mr. DeMasi to speak to any of the coaches and students on campus on that day. Mr. DeMasi spoke with the cheerleading, football, and soccer coaches about the fight against muscle disease and the cross country team's involvement. This school year at Delmar High School should be a year to remember - in honor of over one million Americans affected by neuromuscular disease!


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