By: Kara Smith, Design Team Member
On Tuesday, October 8, the GHS volleyball teams faced Menchville for their 4th annual Pink-Out game. The girls started their game at 5:00 pm, with the boys following having a short raffle ticket drawing in between. While they played their hearts out against the Monarchs, the Lady Dukes fell short of a victory in the third match. The boys’ game was unlike any Gloucester has seen. A typical volleyball game plays three to five matches that go to 25 points (the winning team must finish 2 points ahead). However, this game lasted a bit longer.The score was 24-24 when Jacob Giles hit the ball over the net scoring again. The teams kept fighting back and forth, struggling for a 2-point lead. The crowd was on the edge of their seats as they chanted, “GHS! GHS!”. Then in the third match, senior Benjamin Durren spiked over the net for the victory point at a final score of 34-32.
This was Gloucester’s High school’s 4th annual Pink-Out volleyball game. Last year, their goal was to raise $2,500, which they exceeded. The exact number is unknown.
“Our teams do a fantastic job selling raffles and promoting the game. Other athletic teams were a great support,” said Athletic Director Kristy Hunter.
The commons area was crowded with local businesses who helped sponsor the event by raffling off a single item. Businesses such as Scentsy, Mary Kay, and Stick It were helping with the event, as were many others.
Visitors could buy either $1 or $5 raffle tickets. $5 raffles would win them a larger prize than the $1. These raffle tickets would be called in between the girls and boys games, during time outs, and after the game wrapped up. All the money that the school earned from raffles, selling baked goods, or just purchasing a ticket to watch the game went to The Giving Garden, non-profit organization that provides care for families affected by breast cancer.
Overall, the event was huge success for Gloucester High School; students and families had a great time at the game and money was successfully earned towards The Giving Garden.