We often say there’s a way for everyone to get involved in the fight against breast cancer, and that’s definitely true this fall as the 2010 Volley for the Cure season gets underway.
Volley for the Cure is designed to promote awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer to high school girls. Any volleyball team is able to participate and teams may choose to get involved as much (or as little) as they’re able. Teams can register online here, order Volley for the Cure apparel, and track their fundraising efforts. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds benefit breast cancer education, treatment and screening services in Central and Southeastern Ohio while the remaining 25 percent will fund scientific research.
Many Volley for the Cure participants, under the direction of coaches or volunteers, chose to hold additional fundraisers to raise money for Komen Columbus. Hamilton Township is one of those schools and under the direction of Coach Carole Morbitzer, who in 11 years of coaching has helped seven of her players as their mothers battled breast cancer, has raised thousands of dollars for Komen Columbus. Coach Morbitzer offered the following tips for organizing a successful Volley for the Cure match:
- Schedule the match during Homecoming Spirit Week to build the excitement. The day of our match is “Pink Day” and our building will be doing a “Pink Out” that day, with prizes to the boy and girl who is dressed up the most. Teachers will vote for the most spirited pink students.
- Sell the pink Volley for the Cure t-shirts to students and staff district-wide.
- Hold a 50/50 raffle. This could even be done during other sporting events to involve more students.
- Spirit Shop – sell pink items in the school store (socks, tattoos, bows, etc) and the profits go to Komen.
- Host a bake sale during the game and think about only selling pink food!
- Our pep band plays at the match and the choir sings the National Anthem to get more kids involved.
- Recognize Survivors in the audience at the match.
- Dress the school mascot in pink and have him or her at the match.
To get involved with Volley for the Cure, click here or contact us with any questions.