Angelina College S.P.E.A.K.S. Hosts November Fundraisers

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Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

Angelina College’s student group AC S.P.E.A.K.S. (Students Preparing and Executing Acts of Kindness and Service) will sponsor a pair of fund-raisers in the month of November, including a partnership with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in Lufkin and a Twilight 5K and Fun Run, with both events geared toward raising money for community causes.

From 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, Orange Leaf will donated 15 percent of all purchases directly to the Joseph House of Lufkin, a specialty care facility “devoted to end-of-life care.”

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the group will hold a Twilight 5K and Fun Run featuring such activities as glow fun, illusion tunnels and music. The race will kick off at Cotton Square in downtown Lufkin, with a Zumba warm-up led by the Changing Lives Dance Center at 6 p.m. and the race’s start scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Early registration is $25, late registration is $35 and the one-mile fun run fee is $15.

Proceeds for the event will also benefit Joseph House of Lufkin.

For further information, contact Sabrina Collins at (936) 633-5235 or e-mail her at  HYPERLINK “mailto:scollins@angelina.edu” scollins@angelina.edu

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