Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 8, 2014: Moffat County sports to raise breast cancer awareness |

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 8, 2014: Moffat County sports to raise breast cancer awareness

The Moffat County High School athletics teams will show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this week by playing pink games. The color, associated with the breast cancer cause, will be widespread in Thursday, Friday and Saturday events where representatives of The Memorial Hospital will distribute plenty of materials to promote awareness.

MCHS soccer teams will kick off at 4 p.m. Thursday against visiting Roaring Fork High School, while the varsity football game starts at 7 p.m. Friday when the team hosts the Coal Ridge Titans at the MCHS Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Finally, the volleyball program’s pink day will take place starting at 1 p.m. Saturday as the girls face off against Gunnison.

All are welcome to show their support for the school and the cause.

The Memorial Hospital’s Glow Run/Walk to raise funds for cancer organization

Get moving with the inaugural Glow Run/Walk 5K on Oct. 18. Sponsored by The Memorial Hospital, Craig Daily Press, Colorado Northwestern Community College and TMH Foundation, participants will run or walk along a course looping around the CNCC Craig campus and The Memorial Hospital.

Goodie bags, glow bracelets and more are provided with registration, with fees between $10 and $25, with commemorative shirts available for $10.

Entrants also are encouraged to dress in costume for prizes available for the best dressed.

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. at the CNCC lobby, 2801 W. Ninth St. Proceeds will go toward the Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH’s digital mammography services.

For more information, call 970-826-3109 or visit

Craig Daily Press hosting online football contest

It’s not too late to get involved with the Craig Daily Press’ pro football contest for prizes and bragging rights.

Participants can register at through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections on which NFL teams remain victorious throughout the season, comparing their outcomes to local VIPs, including Mark Samuelson, owner of Samuelson’s True Value Hardware; Shawnna Muhme, director of sales for Clarion Inn & Suites; Kevin Willbanks, general manager for Craig Powersports; Brian Kitzman, sales manager for Victory Motors; and Daily Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes at both the local and national levels, with UPICKEM’s ultimate prize package a trip for two to Hawaii.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.

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