To support National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls' volleyball teams from St. Raymond School in Mount Prospect will host St. Anne in Barrington, St. Emily in Mount Prospect, The Willows Academy in Des Plaines and St. Catherine Laboure in Glenview at the sixth annual Volley for the Cure volleyball fundraising event.
The event will be held Friday, Oct. 4, in the St. Raymond's Parish Life Center (gym) at the corner of Lincoln and I-Oka streets. Organized by St. Raymond School parent Beth Menczywor, the event will raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Admission is $2 and will be given to the foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
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The St. Raymond seventh- and eighth-grade girls' volleyball teams are divided into two equal teams due to the large number of girls participating -- "black" and "white" representing the school colors.
St. Raymond's seventh-grade girls' black volleyball team will begin the competition with a 3:55 p.m. match versus Willows Academy; at 5 p.m. St. Raymond's sixth-grade girls play St. Anne; at 6:05 p.m. St. Raymond's seventh-grade girls' white team plays St. Anne; at 7:10 p.m. St. Raymond's eighth-grade white team takes on St. Emily; and the event concludes with a 8:15 p.m. match between St. Raymond's eighth-grade black team and St. Catherine.
"St. Raymond's Volley for The Cure event is a great way to create awareness about breast cancer in a way that is positive and encouraging while also being informative," said Menczywor. "The players really look forward to this event each year. Volley for The Cure is such an uplifting experience for all involved."
At St. Raymond School that Friday, students and staff will be allowed to wear jeans to school and dress in pink if they bring a $1 donation for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Prizes will be raffled off during the games. All proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.