PRAIRIE CITY — When facing the fear, doubt and uncertainty that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis, the Prairie City volleyball team wants women to know they are supported.
The Lady Panthers hosted a Dig Pink game on Friday, Oct. 8, to raise awareness of breast cancer and money to fight the disease, defeating Pine Eagle 3-0.
Prairie City volleyball player Hannah Wall organized the Dig Pink fundraising effort for her senior project.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wall said she wanted to let those who have been impacted by the disease know that people care about them.
“I just want people to know that if they’re going through this they are not alone,” Wall said.
Wall said she collected donations for two gift baskets, She raffled off one in between matches, and she said the other would be raffled off next weekend.
Prairie City assistant volleyball coach Louanne Zweygardt won the basket. After the raffle, Billy Colson, Prairie City’s athletic director and principal, thanked Wall and the volleyball team for decorating the gym and for their efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer.
The Lady Panthers are 4-6 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Prairie City volleyball head coach Jordan Bass said her team played well.
“It was really exciting to see what they can do when they maintain their energy,” Bass said. “They did a really good job.”
Bass said the team has a tough schedule in the coming weeks and she wants to make sure her players are prepared.
“We have really competitive matches next week,” Bass said, “so we want to make sure the team is physically and mentally ready.”
Prairie City stats
Junior Laken McKay was 100% serving with nine service aces. Sophomore Jaycee Winegar had 10 service aces and five kills and was 100%. Junior Betty Ann Wilson had five kills, while Hannah Wall, a senior, had 11 setting assists.