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Webb puts best Feet forward to help

Friday, January 27, 2012

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The Lady Feet donned pink jerseys in honor of cancer awareness during Tuesday's "Pink Out" game against St. Cecilia.
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The Webb School's varsity girls basketball team did two very important things Tuesday.

First, the Lady Feet protected their home court and picked up a region win over St. Cecilia. More importantly, they raised proceeds to benefit Mt. Juliet Christian School coach Casey Colter, who is battling cancer.

"We had a play date up there this summer and he (Colter) seemed fine. But it turns out for about a year he was misdiagnosed and the cancer spread," Webb girls coach Scott Dorsett said.

Hard recovery

Colter, 31, just finished up several harsh rounds of chemotherapy but is having a tough time rebounding from the treatments.

And that's where Webb stepped in.

"He had to go through some heavy treatments of chemotherapy. Now he's trying to heal from the treatments," Dorsett said.

The Feet raised $1,800 from gate sales, concessions, and a halftime collection to help offset Colter's medical costs.

Webb had already planned the "Pink Out" game and ordered pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness, but Dorsett wanted to help someone locally who was personally affected by the disease.

"I'm all about breast cancer awareness, but here's something where we could put a face on it and help someone in our region," Dorsett said.

The trend has caught on as well.

Word spreads

St. Cecilia, who Webb defeated 35-27 on Tuesday night, is planning a benefit for Colter as well.

"St. Cecilia has planned something similar. Instead of charging at the gates, they're going to ask for donations, which will benefit Colter," Dorsett said.

In the game itself, Webb started slow but was able to come out on top with the win.

"We played well in spurts, but I told the girls after the game they did two very important things. No. 1, they protected their home court and got the win. But No. 2, and probably more importantly, they helped someone in need," Dorsett said.

Colter is recovering from his chemotherapy treatments at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.