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By Aurelia Pollard

NHS boys golf coach runs to raise funds


The Niwot Cougar boys head golf coach Ed Weaver, is running a half marathon to raise money for the golf team.

Weaver said this came about because a friend of his, who has run many half marathons, held him to an offer Weaver had made last year that he would run a half marathon with him.

“Back in 2013, one of my best friends from high school, “Big Al,” made a commitment to walk a half marathon (13.1 miles) in every state of the U.S.,” Weaver explained. “When I heard this, I offered (half serious / half joking), ‘tell me when you come to Colorado, and I’ll do the half marathon here with you.’”

After Big Al had to get both his hips replaced, Weaver thought he was off the hook. However, Big Al called Weaver in March and told him he was signed up to “participate in the Revel Rockies Half Marathon on Sunday, June 12, and that he was going to hold me to my offer to do it with him,” Weaver said.

Weaver took this as an opportunity to run the half marathon on June 12 to raise money for the NHS boys golf team. He plans to use the money for new equipment, entry fees for tournaments and other opportunities.

“Initially I plan on using the money for new golf bags and additional entry fees, so the team can participate in more tournaments,” Weaver said. “And engage a golf professional who can do some instructional clinics over the summer for the guys that are interested in raising the level of their games.”

People who want to support Weaver and the golf team can either pledge an amount per mile, or make a flat contribution.

Pledges should be e-mailed to edweaver4@gmail.com, while contributions can be made out to Niwot High School and mailed to: Ed Weaver at 6623 Cheyenne Ct., Niwot, CO 80503.


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