Lady Titans Serve for the Cure
The Blessed Trinity volleyball team is fighting mad about breast cancer and through a fundraiser held the last weekend of September, Serve for the Cure, the Lady Titans raised over $2,500 for the American Cancer Society. The team hoped to DIG deep for research monies to help find a cure, KILL the diseases which took over 40,000 women last year, SPIKE awareness of risk factors and prevention, and SET a precedent for future volleyball players to follow.
The BT volleyball team took on the challenge to raise monies for breast cancer research with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. On September 26 and 27, the Lady Titans hosted the Varsity Invitational Tournament at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell. In lieu of an admission charge, all fans were asked to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. Those who made a donation were given a pink ribbon to wear.
According to BT volleyball varsity head coach, Paul Stevens, fighting this deadly disease is everyone’s fight. “Almost every individual in this country has been affected by this horrible disease, either by having to fight the disease personally or by watching someone else – a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a colleague – fight that battle. Supporting breast cancer research is not just a women’s issue; it’s an issue for all of us,” said Stevens.
During the tournament, the Lady Titans, who showed their support by wearing pink warm-up t-shirts, tie-dyed pink socks, and pink hair ribbons, donated $150 for the 50 aces the team made. Baked goods were on sale as well as homemade pillows. A 50/50 raffle with tickets selling for $1 each, or 5 tickets for $4, were also be part of the fundraiser. The winner of the 50/50 raffle donated much of the winnings back to the fundraiser after first surprising the team with something special.
“I’m so proud of the girls in our program,” said Stevens. “They selflessly gave of their time and their resources to help support a great cause, and I hope that it lit a fire in each of them to continue giving of themselves until we find a cure.”