Submitted by the Orcas Christian School
The Orcas Christian School Saints volleyball team will be hosting its first “pink” volleyball game next Monday, Oct. 23. This is a game that will help bring awareness to breast cancer, as well as, provide a way for community members to donate money toward a great organization.
There will be a donation jar on the entry table for our community members to contribute to the Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that works directly with families during this time of trial. They provide meals, house cleaning, transportation to and from appointments and counseling services to breast cancer patients in Ohio. The organization is hoping to expand nationally, said Davis, and this fundraiser should help it toward that goal.
The Saints have worked with breast cancer awareness in the past when Coach Ryan Davis’ sister-in-law started her battle four years ago. That year, the Saints basketball team wore pink warm-up shirts to bring awareness.
Breast cancer is something that in one way or another touches most families in our country.
“We heard about this organization through a friend of mine (Adam Smith) whose wife is a breast cancer survivor,” said Davis. “We carefully vetted this organization to be sure that the money donated makes it to the families in need.”
PRG can feed a family of four for a week with just a $96 donation.
“Pink Ribbon Girls really help foster hope and change for both [my wife and me]. My wife got a chance to meet other survivors. Ask all the questions she wanted. They helped with driving to a few appointments, and the one thing that was last on our minds, they also helped with was food. They provided lunch and dinners for both of us. And the food was awesome,” said Smith. “It has been a year now and PRG is still a part of our lives. My wife and I attend to events, volunteer, anything we can do to help others going through what we had to endure.”
“There are a lot of things that get put to the side when a family goes through a trial such as this, cooking and housekeeping are an example of that,” said Davis.
“We would like to have as big of a donation as possible to help the great organization,” says Breezy Davis. “We have a private donor that is willing to match whatever we bring in so it would be great to take full advantage of this great opportunity.”
All proceeds from the game, including sales of Saints t-shirts and concessions, will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Girls organization. If you would like more information on PRG you can find it at www.pinkribbongirls.org.