Volleyball Pink Night raises over $9,400 for cancer research

Volleyball Pink Night raises over $9,400 for cancer research

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The Morgan High Lady Trojan volleyball team hosted Pink Night at their final home game of the season Tuesday evening. In a packed gym, punctuated by pink audience shirts as well as jerseys on the MHS players, the team began the evening by honoring three local women who are currently fighting breast cancerîMonica Russell, Kathy Rees and Vickie Oliverîand their families. Throughout the evening, different fundraising opportunities were held, and a Pink Parade showcased those with the Most Outrageously Pink attire. Abby Carter garnered first place in the parade with Branson Saunders coming in second and Kiera Brewer third. Ruby Turner was the Pee Wee Winner. Coach Liz Wiscombe and the team host Pink Night to raise money for cancer research to find a cure for the many people in our community and lives affected by cancer. Pink Night at Morgan was started five years ago by Sherie Wright. Morgan was invited to play at Skylines Pink Night and Wright brought the cause back to Morgan. The entire community supports the event in so many ways solicited and unsolicited by donating treats for the bake sale, items for the silent auction, wearing pink to the game, making quilts, supporting their loved ones as they fight cancer and giving to the raffles. Wiscombe noted, People gave last night and said, ÖWe just want to donate because we loved Sherie Wright. She was such an amazing example of service and just loving people and trying to make their lives better. One of the reasons I do this is to teach the kids to give back to a community who supports us so much. The players make posters, help advertise and their parents donate food and time. This year the girls helped make one of the quilts. We do this because people you love are suffering and we want to find a cure for them and future people who are will be affected, Wiscombe stated. One volleyball parent who helped organize Pink Night commented, I was amazed to see how the entire community came together to support this worthy cause. It was incredible to see how everyone from kids to adults contributed to make this night such a success! The volleyball team would like to thank the community for their support of Pink Night and helping them raise money to kill cancer. A special thank you to those who have fought and are still fighting cancer for your brave examples of true champions!

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