It was an incredible show of support at the varsity boys’ soccer game on Tuesday night, Oct. 3, as several of North Hills sports teams and opponent North Allegheny's soccer team came together to raise awareness for cerebral palsy (CP) in support of two-year-old Tenley Price. (Purchase your Tenley's Team t-shirt here.)
Tenley, the daughter of longtime North Hills employee Nataly Price, was diagnosed with CP this past summer. Nataly has worked in the athletics office at our high school since 2010 and does so much for our sports teams, coaches and players, and our district.
The “green out,” in which players, coaches, staff members and others in attendance wore green “Tenley’s Team” t-shirts, was held ahead of World CP Day, which occurs annually on October 6. There are more than 17 million people affected by CP worldwide, and it’s the most common motor disability in children.
“There have been many moments this year that have humbled me and truly left me speechless. The support that my family has received from the coaches, players, and booster groups has been nothing short of incredible,” Nataly wrote.
Participating North Hills teams Tuesday night included boys and girls soccer, girls tennis, softball and cheerleading. North Hills football coaches will be wearing their #TenleysTeam t-shirts at their game at Shaler on Friday night.
If you would like to purchase a #TenleysTeam t-shirt, order at this link by Nov. 30. All proceeds will go to the Western Pennsylvania School For Blind Children, Tenley’s future school.
Additional green outs are planned at the wrestling match and boys basketball game on Dec. 21. The wrestling match will begin at 5 p.m. at the high school and then the varsity boys' basketball game will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the middle school annex gym.