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Caz High School sports marketing class to host Third Annual Birdie Tourney

— Cazenovia High School business students in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing class will fight heart disease this fall as they raise money for the American Heart Association and bring awareness to heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, during the annual badminton “Birdie Tourney” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Buckley Gymnasium.

Teams, students, teachers and community members can purchase and wear a “Birdie for Heart T-shirt” to school, to work and to the tournament to support the cause.

“The Birdie Tourney is a great way to make a difference by helping to save others and bring awareness to our community. The event also teaches my students hands on skills about marketing and event planning that they cannot learn from a textbook,” said Christina New, a business teacher at Cazenovia High School.

“Birdie for Heart” t-shirts can be purchased at the High School Office and at the tournament for $10 each. Also, at the event there will be chances to win a number of interesting raffle prizes. All profits from the tournament go to the American Heart Association.

Each member of the class is responsible for raising $25 or more in the form of donations for the cause. Any student in the high school that collects over $50 will be entered into a raffle to win an electric Razor motor-scooter at the event.

The class gave special thanks to Superintendent Bob Dubik and Meg Gibbons, the local Heart Representative, for all of their help in planning this event for the community.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved or donate, contact Christina New at cnew@caz.cnyric.org.

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