True Colors: Canyon Schools Make Change for Cancer


Two longtime rivals are teaming-up in a much tougher fight.

The Canyon Eagles and Randall Raiders are using their rivalry this week to raise money for one of their own who is battling bone cancer.

Now the purple-and-white and black-and-silver are adding yellow to their school colors.

It is a yellow-out in Canyon, and this week, the “C” might as well stand for Crenshaw.

The Lady Eagles getting some help from the Lady Raiders as they put aside their rivalry to raise money for Canyon Assistant Coach Debbie Crenshaw.

“Randall parents and Coach Culpepper did not hesitate, didn’t ask questions. They’ve been very awesome in this whole process of wanting to help and it just kind of shows what kind of family we have and what CISD is really about,” said Sara Morath, Canyon Lady Eagles Volleyball Coach.

“To be honest with you, it kind of puts things in perspective,” said Steve Williams, CISD Athletic Director. “Family needs to come together in times of need.”

Come together they did. Before Tuesday night’s varsity volleyball game.

The Randall team presenting Crenshaw’s daughter Emma, a sophomore on the Canyon team, with a check to help the family through this difficult time.

“To see the two schools come together like this just really makes me feel good,” added Williams. “It’s something that’s just really heartwarming.”

This is not the first time teams have come to the aid of the Crenshaws.

Three years ago Debbie’s husband Guy, the boy’s basketball coach in Canyon, died from prostate cancer.

“The Crenshaw family is well known in Canyon because of their faith and integrity and the kind of people they are,” Morath said.

It is because of who the Crenshaws are that is bringing out the best in others, even if they are bitter rivals.

The reason they chose yellow is because that color is designated for bone cancer.

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