Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EAA 2015 Hall of Fame Induction on August 29

announces the

Join us for the Induction Ceremony

August 29, 2015, 4:00 p.m. in the Wilke Gym

Join the Edgewood High School community as we welcome 

four individuals and the 1990-1991 Crusader Hockey Team 

into the Edgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  

The celebration continues at the Crusader Kickoff and Raffle 

at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons.  

Raffle tickets, which benefit the entire school, are optional.  

Each Raffle Ticket is $100, with a chance to win $10,000 cash!!!

For more information, contact Tammy Ehrmann at tamara.ehrmann@edgewoodhs.org

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

David J. Braun 98

Leo J. Cooper 39 (posthumously)

Daniel R. Huber 54

Gary A. Thornton

1990-1991 Crusader Hockey Team

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Donate Blood in Support of Pat Wall ’76

EHS student Alex Thomas ’17 and alumnus Kevin Thomas ’15 have made a special appeal to Edgewood alumni in Madison for your help in giving the gift of life. As youth coordinators for the American Red Cross Blood Donor Club at Blessed Sacrament Parish they have organized a blood drive in honor of Patrick Wall ’76 on August 4. The goal is 50 units for this drive. 

Patrick was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and was lucky enough to find a donor match within his family and had a bone marrow transplant in April.

If you are in the Madison area, please donate blood at this local drive and show your support for both Patrick and the Red Cross. You can sign up in advance by entering sponsor code BlessedSacramentMdsn at redcrossblood.org. (While walk-ins are welcome, signing up ahead of time will help the Red Cross send adequate staff to help prevent delays.)

The drive will take place on Tuesday, August 4 in the Friary Room at Blessed Sacrament School, 2112 Hollister Ave. in Madison, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The need for blood donations goes up significantly during the summer months as many regular donors are traveling, while the need for emergency care often goes up and for chronic care transfusions remains constant. If you live elsewhere in Wisconsin or the country, please watch for area blood drives as they are held in your area and contribute. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need contributed blood at some point in our lifetime. Only volunteer donors can fulfill the need for patients in our community. 

Thank you! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Support Edgewood Every Time You Shop AmazonSmile

Do you regularly shop on Amazon? 


Wouldn't it be nice if all those purchases could also help Edgewood High School? 


Now they can!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Edgewood every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Edgewood (or another favorite charitable organization).
You use your same Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile. Your Shopping Cart, Wish List, registries and other account settings are also the same. Eligible products at AmazonSmile are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages (recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible).

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Select Edgewood High School (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1299613) and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to support us every time you shop. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase* you make results in a donation. Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
While we hope you'll keep us as your primary beneficiary, if you want to spread your generosity around, you can change to another charitable organization any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. Sign in to smile.amazon.com and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support!

Want to know more? See complete AmazonSmile program details
Thank you!!!  
*The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Amazon may occasionally offer special, limited-time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

If you're in town, see Urinetown

This hilarious, musical satire examines a world where corporations have control over even the most fundamental of rights...the right to pee. As you can imagine, a revolution ensues and songs and dances abound in this show that was nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award in 2002 and won the Tonys for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical, as well as the Theatre World Award.

The House Theatre is Edgewood’s summer drama program, open to all, but esepcially designed to give alumni a chance to continue following their interest in acting and stagework. EHS alums involved in the show include Jack Buettner ’14, Dylan Todd ’14, Kate Goodwin ’11, Bee Lauer ’14 and Jake Prine ’14. 
Hope to see you there!
Katrina Brunner, Director/Producer

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cosgrove Brothers Create T-shirts for Cancer Patients

Connor and Clint designed a t-shirt that looks stylish but allow unique pocket access for chemotherapy.
Connor ’09 and Clint ’01 Cosgrove have been earning a lot of attention lately. Last October, the brothers created and launched ComfPort, a line of fashion-forward t-shirts designed to alleviate discomfort during cancer treatment by including functional pockets that open for access.

Connor, who attended the University of Minnesota and was on the football team there, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2010 and, after undergoing chemotherapy, was declared cancer-free in December 2013. He says, “During my first chemotherapy, I immediately noticed how uncomfortable it was—obviously to be receiving chemo—but also because I had to take my shirt off at least to get this port accessed,” Connor told Yahoo Sports. “And when I put my shirt back on, the IV line was being pulled side to side by my movement because the shirt would clamp onto it. Immediately it was a problem that I wanted to fix.”

“When you are diagnosed with cancer, many of life's comforts, and much of your identity, are stripped from you,” he wrote. “Simple things like being at ease, and the ability to dress like you normally would can quickly become a distant luxury. We didn’t want people to feel like they had to dress different just for the sake of getting treatment. So, we built a shirt that we would wear outside of the hospital.”

The brothers took their business to Kickstarter in April 2015, and have since raised more than $38,000 to fund their project. For every t-shirt they sell, the brothers will donate one shirt to a cancer patient, Connor notes on their Kickstarter page. To support the project, click here or visit facebook.com/Comfport.

The story has also attracted attention in larger markets like Chicago, where the Tribune ran a story on Connor’s experience and the brothers’ business venture, and People Magazine, who ran a story in June.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patrick O'Gara Memorial Open

Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Patrick O’Gara
Scholarship Fund at Edgewood High School.

Details: The Oaks provides GPS Monitors on all of their 2012 Club
Care Precedent Golf Carts. These provide a picture of each hole,
yardage to the pin and other various hazards. The GPS Monitor will
display a “LIVE LEADERBOARD” which will enable all players to see
where their team’s score stands in relation to the other players.

Make checks payable to:
Kyle Kennedy
5682 Dartmoor Drive, Fitchburg, WI 53711
(Please write 2nd Annual Patrick O’Gara Golf Open in
the Memo Line)

Email: kkennedy@tmacmail.com