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Max effort by North DeSoto and Parkway

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On Sunday, April 13th North DeSoto and ParkwayHigh School athletics will come together for a cause close to both programs, a5K Run/Walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  It's called Gladiators for Maximus.

North DeSotohead football coach and athletic director Scott Abernathy was delivered somestarling news last football season.  Hisyoungest son, 4 year old Max, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

Abernathy'sbrother Chad is a coach at Parkway and now the Griffins are teaming up with thePanthers to host the run which will generate money to help fight this disease.  Scott Abernathy called first learning of thedisease "a bad nightmare," but now is working with his brother and their teamsto raise money to help families who may not have insurance or the resources toget treatment.

  Chad calls young Max "the glue" between theprograms.

  The race will begin at 2pm Sunday, April 13at North DeSoto High School in Stonewall, LA. The fee is $20 for adults, $10 for studentsthrough Saturday, under age 8 is free. Day of registration is $25.

  To register, click here:  http://www.sportspectrumusa.com/events/gladiators-for-maximus/

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