In Here's the Spin, News by Sandra Brown

City of Orange Mayor Mark A. Murphy and Mayor pro tem Carolyn Cavecche will participate in the opening ceremonies at the 28th annual Orange Track & Field Championships (formerly Dash for Dare) on March 27th, 2004. This exciting event, which is the largest of its kind in Orange County, promises to be a day full of exciting displays of teamwork and athletic achievement.

Mayor Murphy will welcome the participants and audience members to the Orange Track & Field Championships. Mayor pro tem Cavecche will also speak during the opening ceremonies, and will be distributing awards to the winners throughout the day.

Meet Director Thom Confer is elated to have Mayor Murphy and Mayor Pro Tem Cavecche in attendance at the Orange Track & Field Championships. “To have Mayor Murphy and Mayor pro tem Cavecche as part of our opening ceremonies is an honor,” says Mr. Confer. “Their dedication to the city of Orange is steadfast, and I am pleased that each is supporting the personal efforts and athleticism exhibited by of all the children who participate.”

The Orange Track & Field Championships has become a prominent gathering place for student athletes within the community to compete in a friendly and encouraging environment. Throughout the years, notable city of Orange athletes like Anthony Vernaglia, a senior at Lutheran High School of Orange County who received an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame, participated in the Orange Track & Field Championships. Each participant’s unique experience assists in the positive development of life skills.

The 5th annual Race of the Angels, a 50-meter run for children who are handicapped or have special needs, will take place during the Orange Track & Field Championships. This stirring race is a great opportunity for special needs children to participate with typical kids in a welcoming environment. Each year, audience members and contestants relish the dedication put forth by the Race of the Angels contestants.

The Orange Track & Field Championships is being sponsored by Sandra Brown Communications, a city of Orange Marketing, Public Relations, and Event Planning firm, as well as Cal Heat Track Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of athleticism in children and teens. Lamppost Pizza of Orange, the City of Orange, and the Orange Unified School District are also sponsoring the event.
The 28th annual Orange Track & Field Championships will be held on March 27th at Fred Kelly stadium in Orange, CA. The all day event follows USATF and SCMAF rules, and is for athletes ages 7 to 13, who live in the city of Orange or attend school in the Orange Unified School District.

Athletes who take top honors at the Orange Track & Field Championships qualify for the Orange County SCMAF Championships in May. Registration through March 14 is $15 per participant. Admission to the event is free.

For more information on the Orange Track & Field Championships, please contact Thom Confer at (714) 685-7770. For media inquiries, please contact Sandra Brown at (714) 921-3128.