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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

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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