Brand-New SmashCancer Website Debuts

There is a new professional website for the SmashCancer girls’ tennis event that annually brings Delta and Yorktown together to raise money for local cancer beneficiaries.

Check out the new website at www.smashcancer.org

It was developed by Red Elephant Digital Media under the direction of Victor Whitehead.  A major contributor to the new site was Delta junior James Root, who helped design it and created a new video for the home page to explain the event in five minutes.

The site features:

> A link to the online apparel store.  Make your orders by midnight on April 14th to ensure you have your apparel in time for the April 30th match at Yorktown courts.  Orders will continue to be taken between April 15th and May 1st with delivery during May.

> A form to register to be a Server Survivor at the April 30 match.  Being a Server Survivor is free.  This is for current cancer patients or those who have recovered from cancer.  Servers also can serve in memory of someone who has passed from cancer or in honor of someone battling cancer.

> A form to purchase a sponsor ball to support the event.  Sponsors can choose their ball sign color and message and can upload a business logo and can pay by credit card or select pay by check at the site.  Full balls are $100 and half balls are $50.  The balls are displayed at the SmashCancer event and beyond at the Yorktown and Delta courts.  Sponsors also are acknowledged on the website.

> A form to make additional donations to the cause.

> Photo galleries from past years of the event, which began in May 2012.

> A year-by-year history of the event.

> More information about the beneficiaries.

> A running total of the funding that has been generated by this event, which was co-founded by Delta Coach Tim Cleland and former Yorktown Coach Jini Helfert Morgan.  The event has raised $92,500 over the first 11 years and will top the $100,000 mark at the 2024 event.

> This year’s beneficiaries include the Cancer Center at IU Health Ball, the Little Red Door Cancer Services of East Central Indiana, and multiple families experiencing cancer journeys with Delta and Yorktown school connections.