Raver Relays set for April 6

Mar. 12—BATESVILLE — Batesville High School announce the first ever Raver Relays in memory of long-time coach Ron Raver, who passed away in February of 2022.

Coach Raver dedicated nearly 60 years of his life coaching track and field with the majority of those years at Batesville. He gave a great deal to the sports of track and field and cross country and was recognized by his peers and the State of Indiana by being voted into the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2022.

In honor of his dedication to Batesville athletics, the community and student-athletes, Batesville High School Track and Field will be holding its first ever Raver Relays at 10 a.m. April 6.

This will be a little different than a regular meet as most events will be relay style. Awards will be given to the top teams immediately following the completion of each event. One manager from each team will be honored with a special award.

"Coach Raver was a man with disabilities who had a lot of perseverance and dedication to the sport he was coaching," BHS Head Coach Lisa Gausman said. "Because of his disabilities, one of the most important positions on his team was that of manager. His managers had to be on time, organized, able to anticipate what would be needed, and carry out the responsibilities that Coach Raver could not do himself."

If you would like to sponsor a relay or help in any manner, please reach out to Coach Lisa Gausman at All profits from this event will go to the Ron Raver Scholarship Fund and Batesville High School Track and Field Program.

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