KFHS volleyball supports Komen

Published 12:37 am Sunday, October 7, 2012

KFHS raises King’s Fork High School’s volleyball teams will be Playing for a Cure to breast cancer on Monday during their home games against Grassfield starting at 5 p.m.

During the J.V. girls’, varsity girls’ and varsity boys’ games, spectators will be encouraged to donate money to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball coach Sarah Porter, the idea for the event came from the personal stories of some of her players.

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“We actually had a couple of girls on the team that their moms had breast cancer,” Porter said.

This event is her and the athletes’ way of helping, giving back and expressing gratitude for the parental support.

“I’ve always wanted to do it, but it can be a little time-consuming, but this year I really felt like it was important, because we have very supportive parents, and I just wanted to let them know that we appreciate (them),” she said.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a foundation dedicated to ending breast cancer through research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.

“We have our T-shirts, we got socks, so we’re all going to have our pink on for the game,” Porter said.

She has reached out to Grassfield to do the same.

“We’re going to have a little donation box for anybody that wants to make a donation as they come in and pay,” Porter said.

Porter and the teams also will raise money earlier in the day during the school lunch break, selling concessions and other awareness-branded items like bracelets, buttons, pens and pencils. One parent will sell magnets she created.

“I don’t expect it to be anything huge like a thousand dollars, but I would like for it to be a good amount of money,” Porter said.