The Indian Lake Middle School Volleyball teams scored a victory for themselves and made a difference in the fight against breast cancer with their first ever Pink Out!
The teams hosted the event at ILMS with games against North Union.
Volleyball parent Jenny Kimbler recently celebrated being five years cancer free. She organized the event and said, “As a survivor, it’s so heart-warming to see how excited the kids are to take part in the event and to see the parents and community come together to help put it together with all the donations and time they give, however, it is sad to see through the years how many more people we know and love are having to battle this awful disease.”
Team members gathered donations for a bake sale and silent auction. They also sold t-shirts and other pink items. The ILMS hallways, cafeteria and gym were filled with Pink Out signs the girls created.
The contest began with a hard fought loss for the 7th grade game. Between games, team members gathered on the court to read a cancer patient prayer and pass out flowers to every cancer patient and survivor in the crowd. The 8th grade team capped off the night with a victory over North Union, a team that Coach Sarah Elliot says defeated the Lakers just a few weeks ago.
“They worked really hard. It was definitely a great win for the girls and for the people who came to support the Pink Out.”
Kimbler reports the Pink Out netted just over $635.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.