Written By: Victoria Williamson ~ Assistant Sports Editor
Ava Meinhart prepares to serve against the opposing team. Photographers by Latyak.
The Lynchburg Women’s Volleyball team closed out October by successfully fundraising over $1,000 for breast cancer awareness, and over $400 for cystic fibrosis awareness.
In honor of Lynchburg volleyball alumni Josey Walton, the cystic fibrosis awareness game and fundraiser started in 2021 during the month of October.
“We started the fundraiser in honor of Josey and her brother, who both battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Not a lot of people know what it is, so the themed game and fundraising gets people thinking about it and how they can help,” said head volleyball coach Hannah Givens.
Being on the team since the start of the cystic fibrosis awareness program, junior setter Mya Green has participated in many of the fundraising events.
“We have sold t-shirts, done bake sales, and have participated in a dorm raid, which is when the team goes around campus and asks for donations,” said Green.
Photo of Lynchburg Volleyball team cheers before warming up. Photographed by Caroline Gerke.
In addition to this, the team also supports breast cancer awareness in October through their themed, “Twisted Pink”, game.
“Lynchburg volleyball is proud to support Twisted Pink in its continued effort to make a difference in the lives of people in our extended community who face difficult situations,” said Mark Robertson of Lynchburg Sports Information Department.
The fundraising for this event included selling T-shirts and accepting donations before and during the game.
“The atmosphere at the game was that of support for the team and our cause. It felt like everyone was involved in this fundraiser, and we were able to raise a lot of money for Breast Cancer awareness,” said sophomore outside/right side hitter, Tiana Artese.
For more information, visit the Twisted Pink Website.