Playing for a Cause

Volleyball Team Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Miah Winkowitsch, Staff

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The volleyball squad, dressed in pink jerseys, hosted the fourth annual Pink Out volleyball game Oct. 4 to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The event raised $1,254.50, which was donated to the Regional Medical Center.

The varsity parents donated items for the raffle, including movie baskets from Castle Theatre, cakes, cupcakes, a ball signed by the team, and other crafts and baskets.

Because of all the fans’ support, the hospital plans to send care packages to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Lori Haight, ultrasound technician at the Regional Medical Center, said the bags have different items to help the patients during treatment; the packages include blankets, neck pillows, coffee mugs, hot and cold packs and items to help pass time.

Senior Kira Vaske thought the Pink Out game was a good way to get the community together to support a great cause.

Vaske felt it was especially rewarding getting the win over DeWitt the night of the Pink Out because it was more than a win for the team. “We also played for those who are battling with cancer,” Vaske said after the Hawks won, 3-1.

“My grandma won the battle against breast cancer, so for me personally I played for her,” Vaske said. “She’s someone that I look up to, so being able to play for her that night with my teammates was something I’ll never forget.”