Volleyball teams play to find a cure


Kyra Kleihauer

Senior John Hargrave and junior Tommy Reffett hold a banner that was made for the varsity volleyball team to run through. The team played their “Pink-Out” game against Southern Boone and lost in two sets.

Jordan Plybon, Staff Writer

  The annual “Pink Out” was not just another volleyball game – it was a volleyball game for a cause.

  The Lady Cats played this game to raise money for breast cancer on Oct. 6. They turned their regularly-scheduled game against Southern Boone into a fundraiser to help support the Benton County Cancer Foundation.

  This year, the team raised $500 for the Foundation. They raised the money by selling shirts to the community and, for every shirt that was sold, they gave $4 to the Benton County Cancer Foundation. The other team, Southern Boone, also helped with the selling of the shirts. They presented the check before the varsity game. They did this to support breast cancer awareness month this October.

  Volleyball has played a game to support breast cancer for a while now.

  “In the past, we have only had a pink ball and a pink Libero jersey, but this year they went all out,” said senior Taylor Goetz.

  This year they went all out by wearing pink socks, pink shoelaces, pink bows in their hair, and playing with the pink ball. The Lady Cats also wore their Pink Out shirts to school the day of the game to show their support.

  This game was a little different than the typical volleyball game.

  “The game was important because it was for a cause, but I play with all I’ve got every game so there was no meaning behind my hustle, but there was behind the game itself,” freshman Jessie Glenn said.

  The Lady Cats tried their best for a win but both the JV and Varsity lost the games.