PITTSBURG — There will be a rainbow of colors in the seats on Thursday’s volleyball game between Pittsburg High School versus Paola High School.
Each year in October PHS volleyball team participate in a community service project.
This year, they are raising awareness of all types of cancer by filling the seats with people who purchased shirts with all of the ribbon colors which represent different types of cancer awareness.
They began selling the shirts at the beginning of the season and proceeds from the T-shirt sales are going to Angels Among Us, a non profit organization which helps people battling cancer with small expenses.
“It’s a chance to give back to the community,” PHS Volleyball Coach Megan Mantooth said. “The girls do several community events and this is one of them. “Everyone has been touched by cancer in some shape or form and we want to give to Angels Among Us because the do so much.”
Since the shirt sales started at the beginning of the season, the volleyball players have already raised over $2,000.
If there are any more T-shirts available, the public is welcome to purchase one at the game.
At the game there will be a moment of silence for people who have died of cancer and people who are battling the disease.
At 4:30 p.m. Freshmen will play, at 5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity will hit the court and at around 6 p.m. Varsity will play. The game is at Pittsburg High School.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.