MEYERSDALE -The fifth annual “Volley for a Cure” volleyball tournament is “set” for November 15 at 6:30 p.m. and participants hope the public comes out to help them “spike” breast cancer!
2021 Volley for a Cure will be hosted by the Meyersdale Area School District and will feature four teams - Meyersdale, Salisbury, Turkeyfoot and Rockwood. Each team will have employees from their respective schools. After those games are complete, teams will vie for the place winners and start the bracket play.
The Rockwood Rockets team includes the following players: Kelsey Pletcher, Autumn Fraley, Tonya Sager, Nicholas Butterbaugh, Chandler Enos, Doug Spiri, Ben Baker and Carter Bower.
“We really enjoy playing in this fundraiser tournament for Breast Cancer Awareness. It is something that is fun for the community to come watch while raising money for a very good cause. We look forward to participating every year,” added Pletcher.
The Turkeyfoot Rams team includes the following staff and faculty: Joe Kretchman, Courtney Hartman, Tonya Daniels, Amy Tressler, John Truskey and Ashleigh Myers.
Salisbury Team members include: Cameron Gnagey, Cody Stewart, Andy Wheatley, Tony DiPasquale, Kim Miller, Lisa Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Kaylyn Miller, Kala Loya, Angela Cochran, Breann Putman and Becky Stutzman.
“This event is a great way to raise money for the Breast Cancer Care Center. It is fun to get together with other school's and play some volleyball while raising money for a good cause,” explained Becky Stutzman, Salisbury. “We thank Meyersdale for hosting the event this year!”
“This is always a fun evening where all the communities are invited to come out and watch their teachers and staff compete to raise money for a worthy cause,” added Craig Gindlesperger, MASD Athletic Director. “Charlene Klink volunteers her time to officiate the event.”
In addition to this best-of-three tournament, those in attendance will enter via a "good will donation" and a 50/50 drawing will be available. Prior to the championship game, there will be six volleyballs given at $3.00 a chance at winning the gift cards, and various prizes. T-shirts for the event can be purchased, with the shirts delivered to those individuals before Thanksgiving. All proceeds will benefit the Joyce P. Murtha Cancer Center for breast cancer awareness.