Oct. 6 marked a big night for athletes, students and the community in Ponte Vedra High School’s Shark Tank. Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball teams played to raise awareness and in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer.
Through concessions, baked goods earnings, donations taken at the game-day ticket counter and donations online, Ponte Vedra High School Volleyball was able to raise almost $1,500 for the Sideout Foundation, an organization that is instrumental in funding research for stage 4 breast cancer.
For the game that night, the gym was decorated in pink, and the walls were adorned with posters honoring those affected by breast cancer. Each athlete played in honor of someone touched by breast cancer.
Survivor honorees that were in attendance at the game were recognized between games at center court with a pink rose and a hug of support for their courageous battle. Also included was a “pink out” competition for craziest pink outfit. A Prince and Princess were crowned and awarded a pizza, donated by Brucci’s Pizza. There were also drawings for prizes donated from Natural Life which included Lokai bracelets and a “happy box” full of goodies.
In addition to the game-day events, the athletes spent four days baking and selling baked goods to raise money for the cause. All concession proceeds the night of the game were donated as well. Donations via PVHS can still be made to the Sideout Foundation online at https://www.side-out.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/10800.
— Stacey Fowler / Community Submission