Wins cap Eichmiller Appreciation Day
Thursday was not only a great day for the Corydon Central High School softball and baseball teams, but it served as a great day to fundraise money for a cause close to the community.
Mark Eichmiller, a special education teacher and freshmen boys’ basketball coach at CCHS, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and has been undergoing treatment in recent months.
The prognosis has been positive from his doctors, which are saying he is cured.
Eichmiller returned to Southern Indiana after spending 20 years in Texas to teach and coach at Corydon. The outpouring of support for Eichmiller and his family, wife Dana and their two sons, Ryan and Jared, reached another high during Mark Eichmiller Appreciation Day on Thursday.
The day featured a baseball win over Brownstown Central and a softball win over Salem. Other festivities included a Cornhole Tournament, raffle for a Cincinnati Reds baseball package, a basketball autographed by Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean, along with grilled pork chops, hamburgers, brats and hot dogs.
The day, combined with an ongoing ‘Penny War’ at school, raised approximately $13,000 for the Eichmiller family. The ‘Penny War’ alone raised $4,500.
‘I’m just so proud of the student body, staff and community for stepping up for such a great cause,’ said Kent Dunning, principal at Corydon Central High School. ‘It was a just a great week for Corydon Central High School.’