The Robert E. Lee Senior High School 2013-2014 Athletic Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, May 30th at 6:00 PM in the Lee Auditorium.
You are cordially invited to attend a celebratory reception highlighting the individual and team accomplishments of our 2013-2014 athletic programs. Appropriate attire is required. No jeans, shorts, flip flops, mini skirts or gym shoes. Young men must wear slacks and a collared shirt and/or tie. Photojournalist will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
We invite you to join us as we prepare for the Inaugural Marcedes Lewis Football Camp in Jacksonville, an event which is open to youths living in and around our community. The camp will be held Saturday, June 7th, 2014, and is free of charge to boys and girls ages 7 through 17 years of age. This event provides children and young adults with a comprehensive health and fitness experience, including specialized coaching in all facets of football. Participants need not have prior football experience, as the main purpose is to instill an understanding of the benefits of physical fitness. We offer strength and conditioning instruction by specialists and emphasize ways for participants to maximize their athletic ability. Marcedes leads a staff that includes high school coaches, active collegiate players, and professional athletes, all of whom interact with participants throughout the day. Marcedes and his staff discuss the importance of education with children and share personal anecdotes meant to inspire and motivate kids towards a brighter future.
Our Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes youth sports as a key aspect of developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It was established by Marcedes Lewis, whose own success with sports led to the fulfillment of his childhood dream. The Foundation encourages children and young adults to participate in youth sports to facilitate personal, social, and academic growth. The annual Marcedes Lewis Football Camp is a yearly culmination of these goals. In addition to receiving specialized sports instruction, participants are also treated to health and fitness education, collaborative learning opportunities, and the experience of listening to motivational speakers. Lunch is provided free of charge, and every participant will receive a t-shirt, drawstring backpack, and an autographed action photograph of Marcedes Lewis, embossed with our sponsors’ logos.
Childhood obesity continues to persist, and we believe our Foundation is helping lead our youth back towards a healthier, more active lifestyle. We hope you will become as passionate about our mission as we are.
Yvonne C. Withers
C: (562) 213-7569
Senior Rayford James traveled to the Golden South Classic this past weekend looking to improve on his school record 800m time before graduation. James met his goal posting a personal best 1:52.7 in the 800m race and finishing 3rd overall. James accomplishment qualifies him for the New Balance National Championships where he is look
TONIGHT - May 14th at 6pm the Jacksonville Giants partner with Duval County Public Schools and the Self Movement Foundation who helps students pursue a higher education by reducing tuition costs. Special Guest will be Alan Conerly whose life was forever changed in March 2011 by a distracted driver. Alan can finally get his senior year back! Admission is FREE and the Student Voice Scholarship will be awarded to 2 deserving students. There will be a live DJ - FOOD - FOLKS and FUNtastic Basketball. "Again" admission is FREE. Come out and witness the excitement!
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended The Players Championship Breakfast with the Pros this morning, sponsored by FCA, the Tour Shop, and the PGA Tour. Guest speakers for the event were 2012 US Open Champion Webb Simpson and The Golf Channel's Todd Lewis.
A special congratulations is in order for Kelly Allen who was named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) All-Conference team. Allen graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2011 and was a standout golfer all four years at Lee. This season Allen helped lead Benedict College to a third place finish in the SIAC Championships, shooting a 235 while tying for 3rd in the championship tournament. We are proud of his dedication and hard work at the next level!
Senior Rayford James' performance at the FHSAA 3A State Championships this past weekend in the 800m has him ranked nationally according to DyeStat. James finished 3rd place in the 800m with a time of 1:53.57 for the 42nd fastest time ran by a high school runner in the United States. Quite the accomplishment considering over 500,000 high school boys compete in track and field nation wide each season according to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).