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Weatherford is One of Ten Stops in Central Texas During the Run Across America

April 7, 2011 by Randy Keck

Courtesy of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreation Dept.

While riding his bike with friends, a drunk driver swerved to miss his friends, but the driver never saw Croix Sather and hit him head-on.

Sather's bike was crushed and he was launched 50 feet into the air before crashing to the ground. With his body mangled, he was rushed to the trauma center where a neurosurgeon told his parents, "If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life." After spending four critical days in a coma Sather pulled through. Two weeks in the hospital, more than a year in casts, and years of physical rehabilitation, Sather began to resemble his old self. Though he slowly healed physically, he continued to suffer with debilitating headaches from his fractured skull for years. Worse yet, his memory challenges persisted for two decades after his accident.

His life is as extraordinary as his childhood story. His exuberant energy is now focused into positive and adrenaline pumping activities. Sather is a proud father of two and a four-time Ironman triathlete. He is now on an inspirational tour; RUN ACROSS AMERICA where he began in San Diego, and will run to New York City on an inspirational tour. Sather will complete 100 Marathons and 100 Talks in 100 Days.

Sather will stop in Weatherford this Saturday, April 9, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center, located at 1400 Texas Drive. Over 40 days into his journey, Sather will give away paperback versions of his book, “Dream Big, Act Big,” and will give an inspirational lesson around facing challenges and rising above your circumstances, environment, and experiences to create an amazing life beyond measure.

For questions call the City of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreations Department at 817-598-4124.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Everman at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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