Exactly What is The Potter Cup?
Well, of course it is a prestigious trophy that is a cherished object at the Middle School, but what is it really all about? The Potter Cup was begun in way back in 2004, before many of our students were born. It is a friendly rivalry between Paxon Hollow Middle School in Marple School District and HMS.
First, the Potter Cup is a sporting event, three of our 8th grade teams; boys' basketball, girls' basketball, and the wrestling team, battle it out against the PHMS teams. The winner of two of the three events takes home the Cup. Simple enough.
But, the school spirit that is generate by this great matchup brings enormous energy to the dull January days. The spectators overflow the high school, cheering and playing games. Food is available, t-shirts, bandanas, the teachers perform a dance off and with all this fun a lot of money is raised.
The Potter Cup began just about the same time as Alex began her Lemonade Stand. Our students and staff wanted to do something to help Alex continue her dream of helping other children survive cancer. So, as the years have past, Paxon Hollow and HMS are proud to say that over a half a million dollars have been donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand on behalf of our students and families. The Potter Cup is mostly about children having fun and celebrating life!