Coventry volleyball raises nearly $1,000 for the American Cancer Society

Oct. 20 – COVENTRY – Through a bake sale and individual donations, the Coventry High School girls’ volleyball program was able to raise nearly $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The bake sale was held during the volleyball team’s freshman, junior, and varsity games on October 12. Also to raise awareness for the elimination of cancer, all three teams wore pink shirts during their games that day. The teams wear the jerseys to one game each season as part of their “Dig Pink” game.

Ryan Giberson, head coach of the Coventry High School women’s varsity volleyball team, said this was the ninth year the volleyball program had hosted the ‘Dig Pink’ game and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s fundraiser raised about $100 more than last year.

Additionally, those with a strong connection to the American Cancer Society were honored at a ceremony before the Oct. 12 varsity volleyball game.

Coventry Public Schools Superintendent David Petrone thanked those who supported the American Cancer Society.

“We would like to thank our players and parents for all of their efforts to support this vital cause,” Petrone said in a press release.

Giberson was also proud of volleyball players and their parents for supporting the American Cancer Society.

“We are grateful for the efforts of our players and our parents to support this worthy cause,” he said. “It was a total team effort and one of our most successful fundraisers to date.”

In addition to raising money for the American Cancer Society, all three women’s volleyball teams defeated Canton High School that day.

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