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September 11, 2011
On Sunday September 11th the Smith River Sports Complex hosted the Smith River "Stick it to Cancer" Club Field Hockey Invitational. Women's College Club teams from Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and High Point University competed in the event, each playing 3 games apiece in a round robin format. The event was a benefit for the National Cancer Research Foundation. The Complex raised $500 through the sale of "Stick it to Cancer" t-shirts, a raffle, and other donations. The T-shirts were made possible by Memorial Hospital of Martinsville-Henry County and Checkered Flag Sports.

Scores 11:00 AM Coastal Carolina vs. Clemson - 1-0 Coastal Carolina

High Point vs. UNC-Wilmington - 4-2 High Point

1:00 PM Coastal Carolina vs. UNC - Wilmington - 1-0 Coastal Carolina

High Point vs. Clemson - 3-0 Clemson

3:00 PM Clemson vs. UNC-Wilmington - 1-0 UNCW

High Point vs. Coastal Carolina - 2-0 High Point

The event also had a local impact on the economy with an estimated $6,000 plus spent on local hotels, restaurants, gas, etc.

The event was the first Field Hockey Tournament that SRSC has ever hosted and the first of many planed in the future. "We were very pleased with this inaugural event and we were excited to be able to make a contribution to the National Cancer Research Foundation, and hope that we can continue to run & host events like this in the future", said Billy Russo, Director of Operation of SRSC.