Volley for the Cure

Aug 27

Volley for the Cure is an event that happens throughout the fall sports season.  It takes place on the night of a regular season volleyball match between local high schools (Freshman, JV and Varsity all play a match), and it is done to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities.

It’s a night where everyone wears pink, there is a festival atmosphere, and there is a giant silent auction.  There are lots of games/prizes/activities that are family-friendly–my kids love it.  The entire team of coaches, players, parents, and school community come together to pull this off, and it is truly an extraordinary event.  I would love to see you there if you are available on September 5th.  Games/Fun start at 4:30; there is a survivor ceremony at 7:00, and the Varsity match starts at 7:30.  The games and food stands (for dinner at the event) will be running all evening.  I highly encourage you to come, and please introduce yourself and/or say hello to me if you see me there. It’s a marvelous event run by an amazing army of volunteers.

The local press wrote an article about it here.  (My mom and I are pictured too.)

If you are survivor and you would like to attend with your family/friends, please email me.  We would love to provide free tickets and tshirts for you and your party.  My email is andersonfamilyzoo (at) gmail (dot) com .

This event is special to me for a lot of reasons.  The varsity coach at Lakota West was my volleyball coach when I was in high school.  She was one of the most influential people in my life during those critical teenage years, and I am forever grateful for the positive impact she made on me.  After high school graduation, I coached in her program for three or four years during college and my first few years teaching.  We became friends during those years, and she remains important friend now.  I am so grateful for her dedication to the cause and to me personally.  (Thank you Mastermind!)

I hope to see you September 5th at Lakota West High School from 4:30-8:30!