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Cheryl Smith benefit concert raises over $7,600

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cheryl Smith's former teammates, coaches, teachers, classmates, family and friends came together on January 19 to put on a benefit concert for Cheryl and her daughter Chelsee. The event raised more than $7600. Cheryl's former Schwab Elementary teaching colleague Tyrone Smith and his band, The Tyrone Smith Revue, graciously donated their time and extraordinary talent that has earned them performances for the likes of President George W. Bush and his daughter Jenna.

Cheryl starred at Lipscomb in the late 80's as a dominant post player. She left as the Lady Bisons' all-time leading scorer, was inducted into the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame and later came back to help coach the Lady Bisons. For the past two years she has bravely battled a brain tumor that has affected all aspects of her life. The tumor, once as large as a grapefruit, is now the size of a golf ball after successful surgery and treatment. For now, doctors say Cheryl doesn't need further treatment or surgery and have released her.

Cheryl's battle left her unemployed and completely wiped out financially. She is currently seeking employment.

If you would like to make a contribution that will directly benefit Cheryl, please make a check payable to Bellevue Church of Christ and mail to:

Bellevue Church of Christ
attn: Cheryl Smith Benefit
7401 Highway 70 S.
Nashville, TN 37221

For more information, contact Brent High at 615-566-6023 or brent.high@lipscomb.edu.