The Indian Lake High School Pink Out Volleyball Game will help support one of the school’s own staff members.
ILHS math teacher Amber Shively and several other cancer patients and survivors were in the crowd at the game against Urbana.
Between the JV and Varsity matches, Indian Lake Volleyball players gave a salute and pink flowers to each.
Shively ended up with quite a bouquet of pink carnations. She says, “When the girls came and brought the flowers, if definitely choked me up because it’s so special. Just to know they care and that everybody’s here helping us out is very touching to me and to our family.”
The event included a silent auction of many donated items from local businesses, a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, T-shirt sales and other sales. Organizers report more than $1,100 dollars was raised. With the total from the ILMS Pink Out last week, more than $2,000 will be donated to Shively and other local cancer patients.
During action on the court, the JV Lakers defeated the Urbana Hillclimbers in three games. The Varsity Lakers fell in four games. The 7thand 8thgrade volleyball teams, that recently wrapped up their seasons, also helped with the Pink Out and the 5thand 6thgrade Little Spikers were on hand.
Shively was diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring. Her chemotherapy treatments over the past few months have been successful in eliminating the cancer, but she still faces surgery and radiation treatments this fall.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.