It's time for the fifth annual Volley For A Cure at Prospect High School.
You can bet there will be plenty of pomp and circumstance in the Jean Walker Field House on Thursday.
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Festivities for the event, which is a breast cancer awareness fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, begin at 5 p.m. when the junior varsity girls volleyball match between Prospect and Buffalo Grove starts.
The varsity match will follow, with the fine voice of Bison junior varsity volleyball player Lizzy Petitt, a sophomore, singing the national anthem.
Since Knights coach Mike Riedy began the event in 2008, he and his program has raised about $28,000 over the past four years.
"It's a multi-headed monster that completely spun out of control," Riedy said. "But I think it's a good thing because it's raising money for a great cause. No complaints from my end."
Players and officials will be wearing pink. The Prospect drum line, cheerleaders and pom-poms will perform.
There will be raffles for prizes and T-shirts will be sold.
"The most important thing is raising money for a great cause," Riedy said.
First-year Buffalo Grove coach Matt Priban is looking forward to participating.
"It will be a real nice event," Priban said. "Mike and I have worked on a lot of things and it will be nice to raise money for the cure."