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Mountaineers Dig Deep for Donations

The first ever Volley for a Cure was held as part of the Berea vs. Midway home game on October 28.

Diehard Mountaineer fans traded in their blue and white for bright pink in honor of the occasion

The first ever Volley for a Cure was held on October 28. The event was held to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research. The upper level Seabury gym was transformed from the dull gray normality to a bright pink explosion of light and energy. The audience not only got the chance to watch a great game, they also had the chance to win some really great prizes. Eyes diverted from the game to the prize tabled that was piled high with an assortment of different swag that could all be won with the purchase of raffle tickets.

“The ladies did the leg work with the raffle and publicized the event in the community as well as the college.” Assistant Volleyball Coach Alana Gabriel explained.

While the Lady Mountaineers were busy slamming spikes, serving knock out aces and volleying with their whole hearts, the fans were busy giving away parts of their paychecks. The entire gym was packed with screaming voices, the Mountaineers were seemingly louder than the fans cheering them on. It was quite clear that the mountaineers were excited that their project was a success. Volley for a Cure raised about $300. The money will be donated to the Susan G. Foundation to help continue research.

“The turnout was good and Berea’s businesses were helpful in donating items. Midway brought things for the raffle as well.'' Player Carrie Brown acknowledged.

“Two teams came together in the conference for a great cause. I hope we can do it again,” Midway Coach Cindy Cheatham exclaimed.

The event was such a success that the athletics department is considering making it an annual match.

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