United Way Luncheon Welcomes former Sandy Creek Central School Coaches Pat & Wayne McDougal

September 7th, 2011

4Fulton, NY – Former Sandy Creek Central School (SCCS) Girls Basketball coach, Wayne McDougal and former SCCS Girls Softball coach, Pat McDougal, will be on hand to help serve soup at the United Way?s upcoming Stone Soup Luncheon to be held September 18th at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive, just off Rt. 81 exit 37, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Over his 25 plus years at SCCS, Wayne McDougal coached many sports teams including: football, wrestling, soccer, softball and girls basketball. Pat McDougal, who coached the Sandy Creek Comets Girls Softball team for more than 20 years, was recognized as the Coach of the Decade for the ?90s by the NYS Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports.

According to Peggy Manchester, committee member for the United Way?s Stone Soup Luncheon, the McDougals are ardent supporters of the Sandy Creek food pantry. ?Wayne and Pat supported our efforts at the food pantry for many years. Their belief in building strong athletes for competition also means building strong bodies through proper nutrition. Seeing that the local food pantries have adequate food to do this is of utmost importance,? said Manchester.

Both coaches, who have a long history of championship teams, challenge all of their former players, assistant coaches and opposing coaches to demonstrate their support for their local food pantries by attending the United Way?s Stone Soup Luncheon on September 18th at the Sandy United Methodist Church where they will be happy to serve lunch to those who attend.

Cut line for photo: Ready to Serve. Former SCCS coaches Pat McDougal (l) and Wayne McDougal meet with United Way Stone Soup Luncheon Committee Member, Helen Hoefer (r) of Catholic Charities of Oswego County in preparation for luncheon that will be held Sunday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive, just off Rt. 81 exit 37. Open to the public, the luncheon servers as a fundraiser for area food pantries. United Way accepting donations of $5 per person and attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food item.