The Galion High School volleyball program will host Volley For The Cure, a regular season high school volleyball match aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, again this year. The match against Fairbanks will begin with the freshman team at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, at Galion High School.
According to coach Jamie Valentine, this philanthropy project is extremely important to her Lady Tigers because, “the girls know they are raising awareness for a great cause and unfortunately for many players this touches home because they have family members or friends that have been touched by the disease”
In addition to the game itself, an array of baked goods will be available for purchase and silent auction will take place throughout the evening. Members of the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams will be on hand helping with the bake sale and silent auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.
All cancer survivors receive free admission and will be honored between the JV and Varsity games, and will have the opportunity sign the team’s survivor ball that has names of individuals who have attended previous Volley for the Cure events. Any survivors planning to attend should contact the Galion athletic department at 419-468-6500 or Coach Valentine at 419-468-3134, ext. 13117 so they can be honored during the evening’s activities.
If any community member or Galion business would like to donate items for the silent auction, please contact Coach Valentine as soon as possible.