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Students Raise Money for Former Coach/Athletic Director
Former coach and athletic director Bob Sellers is well-known in the Piedmont community. Having served as a coach, teacher, and athletic director for 25 years, Sellers is currently recovering from surgery for a genetic kidney disorder in Florida. Students and staff held a coin collection competition on November 28th and raised over $700 to help with travel expenses that will be incurred during the surgery and recovery.
Sellers returned to Piedmont to record a video interview explaining to staff and students about his upcoming surgery and treatment that he will undergo at the University of Florida to help remedy a genetic kidney disorder. On November 30, staff at Piedmont learned that Sellers’ surgery to remove his right kidney and to reduce the size of his liver was successful. He is hopeful to receive a live donor transplant from a close friend early in 2013.
While at Piedmont, Sellers served as coach for several sports, coordinated the driver education program, advised the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was the athletic director. Since Sellers served as the advisor of the FCA while at Piedmont, it was fitting that FCA joined with Student Government to sponsor the fundraising event. Students had a coin war to see which second block class could collect the most money for this cause. The winning class was Janet Smith’s English I class, who collected $62.08 and subsequently won a donut breakfast, however, the real winner in the fundraising competition was the Sellers family! As Marie Coggin, current FCA advisor, stated “Thank you to everyone who participated as it means a lot, especially since most of the students did not have the privilege of knowing Bob Sellers while he was at Piedmont, yet still contributed to the cause.”
Please keep Bob and his wife, Nancy, in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers and goes through the subsequent liver transplant in the coming months. To view the interview with Sellers that was aired on the broadcast, click here. Bob and Nancy’s mailing address for those wishing to send a card is 1102 Hawthorne Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079.
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Dec 04, 2012 by Donna Helms