WILMINGTON VOLLEYBALL TEAMS UP TO FIGHT CANCER
Courtesy of Erin Harvey, Wilmington SID
NEW CASTLE, DE (November 12, 2009) -- Members of the Wilmington University volleyball team banded together during a month long fundraising effort to help the fight against cancer.
The squad raised $1,050 to assist in the efforts to fight breast cancer by selling t-shirts, ribbons, and gathering donations during the month of October. The Wildcats also wore pink uniforms during various games, and had pink shoelaces in their court shoes the entire season.
Wilmington also raised $1,100 for Kay's Kamp, a camp for children, ages 5-17, battling all types of cancer. They invited members of Kay's Kamp to a match between the ‘Cats and the Goldey-Beacom College Lightning, where two "honorary coaches" from the camp were announced before the game. The team also helped out at the camp over the summer and plans to assist again next year.
Kim Huggins-Habbert, head volleyball coach, organized Wilmington University's participation in the events, which were deemed a huge success.
Wilmington's Athletic Director, Frank Aiello stated, "It has been a great experience to see our student-athletes give back and know that they can contribute on and off the playing field."