September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year the volleyball teams of Avon Schools have chosen to fundraise and raise awareness for the Prayers From Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.
On Sept. 24, the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity team hosted teams from North Olmsted and raised $6,694.
The girls all wore special T-shirts during warm-ups, and dedicated matches to Prayers from Maria. The teams also sold T-shirts for the event. The team also sold paper sunflowers for $1 which will hang in the gym. Teachers held a “dress down day” on the day of the match, and donated $1 each to the Foundation.
Julie Radigan is the head volleyball coach at Avon High School. Last year the teams were able to donate more than $1,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. The girls have also supported Volley for the Cure in the past.