Centennial grad Ulman starts fund to help cancer sufferers

February 19, 1997|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Doug Ulman was diagnosed with cancer last August. The 19-year-old Brown University student, a 1994 first-team All-Metro soccer player at Centennial, had a tumor and a portion of a rib removed during an August operation.

The experience of being a young adult cancer patient has left him determined to help others in that position. He is forming a non-profit fund, The Ulman Fund of the Wellness Community, toward that end.

One of the fund-raising activities will be a college all-star soccer game to be played on August 7.

A kickoff banquet also will be held June 17 at Pimlico Race Track, featuring guest speakers, a silent auction and entertainment.

The Ulman family is searching for sponsors and volunteers on all levels to help it accomplish its goal of providing, free of charge, support, education and resources to benefit young adults, their families and friends who are affected by cancer.

Those wanting to help can contact the family at: The Ulman Fund of the Wellness Community, 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A505, Ellicott City, Md. 21042 or call the Ulman family at 410-461-3400.

Basketball notes

River Hill, in its inaugural boys basketball season, has a 3-15 record that includes a forfeit victory. Coach Tom Schneider's Hawks have struggled offensively. The only two times they have scored 50 points they won, 53-38 over Urbana, and 50-40 over Glenelg.

Mount Hebron has won eight straight games, and if not for the eight forfeits caused by an ineligible player, the Vikings would be Two of those losses were by a basket. Three losses were to ranked teams. Coach Scott Conroy's Vikings play undefeated No. 5 Centennial today.

Howard High quietly reached the .500 point (10-10 overall, 8-8 league) last week by defeating Long Reach Thursday, 52-48. Theron Gary (10 points, 14 rebounds), Colin Izzard (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Mike Fernandez (13 points) led the way for the Lions, who recorded their third straight victory for coach Kevin Broadus.

Wilde Lake (9-11, 8-8) won its third straight game for coach Lester Clay by beating Glenelg Thursday, 56-42. C. J. Adams shot 9-for-13 from the floor and scored 20 points against Glenelg. In a 59-48 victory over Atholton on Feb. 11, sophomore David Martin came off the bench and sparked the team with 14 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the floor in the final 11 minutes. And in a 65-49 victory over Long Reach, Derek Bell scored 18 points off the bench, and Adams scored 20 points.

Names in the news

Nick Barnes, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound Glenelg sophomore who was averaging 14.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks, is out for the rest of the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

Brian Neal, undefeated (25-0) Howard heavyweight who sprained his knee ligament inner tubing in the snow, says he will be ready to wrestle in the county championships that begin Friday at Hammond.

Jabraille Jackson, a 6-3 Howard junior forward who was averaging 11 points and six rebounds, was dismissed from the team by coach Broadus during halftime of a Feb. 7 game against Oakland Mills.

Tales from the past

On college signing day Feb. 5, Wilde Lake football coach Doug DuVall reminisced a bit.

One of Wilde Lake's all-time greats was quarterback Jim Traber, who was recruited by Pittsburgh among others. That was the same year that Pitt recruited Dan Marino.

Traber wanted to go to Pitt because his father was from the city. Traber also was the type who didn't care how tough his competition would be.

Oklahoma State, however, offered to let Traber play baseball and football. He was the Cowboys' QB for a couple of seasons before injuring his knee and shifting to baseball. He went on to enjoy a short major-league career with the Orioles and also played in Japan.

Pub Date: 2/19/97

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