Pink Heals 2019

Cassandra Villarreal, Reporter

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The crowd came alive as volleyball players from central and west came onto the court for their annual charity event. The pink heals volleyball game is a healthy rivalry between a community wanting to help with the fight against cancer. Pink heals is a non-profit organization that raises money through donations and fundraisers. This year it was held at west and the JT volleyball teams managed to raise over $7,000. This money helps local families that are affected by cancer. The night started with both freshman teams showing their hard work on the court. Next our JV team got tensions high for the varsity teams by winning both their sets with a score of 22-25 and 21-25. Before varsity could take the court to relieve the tension the annual survivor walk was held causing the spectators to once again show their support for not only the players but also the brave survivors. As local survivors were announced and escorted around the court by varsity players the crowd gave a standing ovation. Soon the game began with high anticipation the Steelman players gave it their all but didn’t manage to bring home the win. And even though they lost the match the girls still managed to smile knowing that the game was less about winning and more about helping people affected by breast cancer. Our new athletic director Jennifer Doede expressed her awe with the event “My first impression is what an amazing and powerful event that brings together two rivals (West and Central) into one team making a difference in our community. High School Athletics is more than just playing your sport and I believe Pink Heals is a perfect example. Thank you to West Volleyball, Central Volleyball and all the families and volunteers who made this happen. I feel fortunate to be a part of something truly special in our district.”