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84, CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Run for the Rose 5K set for Saturday, Nov. 28 Seashore Strider Cross Country team leaves for nationals By Tim Bamforth A great way to shed the extra pounds that are following you around after Thanksgiving's turkey dinner, apple pie and ice cream is to line up at 9 a.m., Sat- urday, Nov. 28, at the The Grove park in Rehoboth Beach for the Run For the Rose 5K and one- mile walk. The event is sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Chi chapter; proceeds will benefit lo- cal charities. It is the final event for the Seashore Striders in 1998, and an event that begins the three- month, off-season road racing in the beach area. Trophies will be presented to overall champions and overall master champions; medals will be awarded to the top-three male and top-three female finishers in the following eight age groups: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30- 39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 & older. Participation certificates will be presented to all walkers in the event. Race-day registration is at 8 a.m., Nov. 28; the $15 fee in- cludes a long-sleeve T-shirt to the first 125 registered participants. Last year's event took in a record 126 finishers. Call the Seashore Strider Race Hotline at 947-1772 for more in- formation. See you on the starting line! Tim Bamforth Doris Hicks photo The Seashore Strider Youth Cross Country team is shown here following the Delaware Ju- nior High Open Championships at White Clay State Park in Newark. The Striders placed six girls in the top 20, led by Champion Tiff Melendez; the boys placed four runners in the top 20, led by second-place finisher Taylor Donohue. The Striders, standing in back, are (l-r) Andrew Long, Russell Ayers, Betsy Hicks, Taylor Donahue, Gina D'Amico, Mary Beth Betts and coach Tim Bamforth. In the third row are Bethany Pavlik, Brennan Killeen, Laura Olenderski and Sarah Neff. In second row are Evan Mock, Janessa Brooks, and Helena Melendez. In front are Tiff Melendez, PJ Melendez and Clare Nowakowski. STRIDERS OFF TO TEN- NESSEE - Eighteen members of the Seashore Strider youth cross- country team, coaches and family members will board the New World tour bus, a brand-new, $100,000 machine equipped with several TVs and VCRs, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, from Shields Elementary School, and head for the AAU National Cross Country Championships. The team will stop Wednesday night in Natural Bridge, Va., and tour one of the "seven wonders of the world"; it will arrive in Knoxville Thursday evening. The competition begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, with more than 3,000 athletes from around the country taking part and nearly 300 athletes running in each race. The Striders crowned six, top- 50 finishers last season, highlight- ed by a third-place Bantam girls team and a top-10 individual per- formance. The purple and gold crew will leave for home Saturday after- noon, Stopping over in Roanoke, Va., scenic Mill Mountain before RUNNING returning to Lewes Sunday, Dec. 6. Several members of the Shields and Lewes Middle School fami- lies will see the team off 3:30 -4 p.m., Wednesday; the public, for- mer national qualifiers and any- one else may join the team for cookies and hot chocolate, and wish the runners well. The Striders thank the local community for helping them get to the starting line! Remlngton It's Rna/ly Here! Dave Karten photo VFW men's golf league benefits hospice Three fundraisers, including a golf tournament, a breakfast and a spaghetti dinner, sponsored last month by the Mason- Dixon VFW 7234 Men's Golf League at the post home in Ocean View, netted $3,883.97 for Delaware Hospice, the organization that provides home care for patients with a limited life ex- pectancy. Shown in the check presentation are (l-r) golf league president Hoss Ramp; Don Hearn of the Delaware Hos- pice organization, who accepted the check; golf league vice president George Blades; and Barbara Sutton of the VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary, who supervised the food preparation and cooking for the fundraisers. During the past year, Delaware Hospice provided care to more than 1,300 Delaware families, including 380 families residing in Sussex County. Money raised by the VFW 7234 Men's Golf League will be used to pro- vide much needed personal care and respite for Sussex Coun- ty families during their time of need. Sailing Daily at 8 A.M. FISHERMAN'S WHARF the Drawbridge in Lewes 862