It’s March Madness and the Docs are Playing the Jocks!

Saint Clairsville, Ohio–March 27, 2023–Trinity Health System invites the community to join us on Wednesday, March 29, as our Cardiologist Team takes on the coaches of St. Clairsville High School in a charity basketball game to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Spearheading this event is Woman of Impact nominee Katie Everson, a former teacher and Walt Disney World Cast Member who lives in Belmont, Ohio.   

“We are truly excited for this amazing event that will raise money and awareness in the mission to combat the #1 killer of women—heart disease,” Everson said. “Our team—Team Heart and Soul—is so grateful to the Cardiology Team from Trinity Health System and the Coaches Team from St. Clairsville schools for volunteering their time to compete in a fun charity event that will benefit the incredible American Heart Association. We are honored to be partnering with them!” 

Trinity Health System will be represented by President & CEO Matt Grimshaw; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Matthew Colflesh; Joe LaSalle, Director of Respiratory Services; Dr. Gary Borders; Dr. Lawrence Chukwueke; Dr. Abhishek Shah; Dr. Triston Smith, Interventional Cardiologist; Dr. Gregory Suero, Interventional Cardiologist; Dr. Milton Swaby; Dr. Hardik Valand; respiratory therapist JP Jones; nurse practitioner Breana Burkhart; and Dr. Dave Shaffer from East Ohio Regional Hospital. 

“Trinity Health System is proud to support the Woman of Impact nominee Katie Everson,” Kelly Bettem, Director of Trinity Health System’s Cardiovascular Service Line, said. “Docs vs. Jocks is a fun event to raise awareness of heart disease as well as fundraise for the campaign. Our team of physicians and providers are thrilled to participate, and we know it will be a fun evening for all!”

At 5 p.m., a Hot Shot Challenge will be held for Grades 3-12, followed by the main event at 6 p.m. in which the doctors and coaches will compete in the ultimate showdown of the Docs vs. the Jocks.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Vendors, concessions, raffle baskets, T-shirts, and much more will be available.

“In order to stay heart healthy—we must stay active—and these teams will be demonstrating how to stay active and how to have fun while doing it,” Everson said. “We hope to see the whole Valley come out on Wednesday, March 29, at the John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville High School for an evening that is sure to be a slam dunk. Please join us in supporting an amazing cause!” 

St. Clairsville High School is located at 102 Woodrow Ave. in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. This is a cash-only event.

Some background information on Woman of Impact nominee Katie Everson: 

Katie Everson loves working with children and still teaches the First Holy Communion class each Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Clairsville. She volunteers at many St. Clairsville elementary, middle, and high school events throughout the year and serves as a board member for the St. Clairsville Library Foundation. She is also a former advisory board member of A Special Wish Ohio Valley. 

Women of Impact nominee and organizer of Docs vs. Jocks, Katie Everson (picture courtesy of Women of Impact website)

“I am the blessed daughter of Allen and Mary Margaret McGilton of St. Clairsville,” she said. “I am the extremely proud wife of Scott Everson, and an extremely blessed stay-at-home Mom of our four precious children: Ella, McKenna, Aidan, and Ethan. They are my world and keep me very busy!”

Everson is honored to be one of the 2023 Woman of Impact nominees for the Ohio Valley. Together, with Team Heart and Soul, she is working hard to make a positive impact and raise critical funds to combat cardiovascular disease, especially in women.

“This cause means a great deal to me because heart disease has impacted my family and dear friends,” she said. “It has truly been an honor and a blessing to be a part of such an amazing mission. The American Heart Association is an incredible organization that is all heart! I have greatly enjoyed working alongside them in their mission to save the lives of those we love.

“If I can make even the slightest impact on helping to combat heart disease, then I will be so happy and grateful.”

Trinity Health System would like to invite the media to attend Docs vs. Jocks. Katie Everson will be on hand to give interviews, as well as President and CEO Matt Grimshaw and our team of doctors and medical professionals.