The girls’ volleyball teams are again raising money for cancer through the “Volley for the Cure” event.
The fundraising culminates Sept. 26 with a pair of home matches against Emmanuel Christian, a fellow member of the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink clothing to both games.
In the days leading up to the games, athletes will sell baked goods and bubble tea at the high school during lunch Sept. 25 and 26. There will also be a donation jar at the games.
The annual event has two purposes: raise awareness about cancer and money for a local charity. This year, the money raised goes to two organizations: Victory Center of Toledo, whose mission is “to provide hope and support to cancer patients, survivors, and those closest to them”; and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for research into metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body.
Between the games, the teams will recognize cancer survivors (there will be a sign-up sheet at the main door into the gym). Then, Villagers Anne French and Jackie Cummins (both breast cancer survivors) will sing the National Anthem. (Junior varsity begins at 6 p.m.; the varsity follows, usually at 7 p.m.)
“We love doing this event! I love showing the girls about community and raising money and awareness for a good cause,” said varsity head coach Jordan Kielty. “They get to play for something bigger than themselves. They also get super excited for this event because they get to wear pink!”
Admission to all home JV and varsity games is $6 for adults.
Learn more about The Victory Center
Learn more about the Susan G. Komen Foundation