Prospect's fourth annual Volley for the Cure

By Matt Bajkowski
Sports Editor
Prospect’s field house was a sea of pink and gray as the girls’ varsity volleyball team played Elk Grove in their fourth annual Volley for the Cure match Tuesday night.
The match went well for Prospect who took the first two games to win over Elk Grove. And as Prospect played, money was being raised. Throughout the week, volleyball players of all levels had been selling Volley for the Cure t-shirts and raffle tickets.
All together, Prospect volleyball raised $7801, their second highest amount since starting this tradition. The support for Volley for the cure was clearly present as the field house was adorned with multiple banners, balloons and the large crowd wearing Volley for the Cure shirts.
Banners that read “Every woman is at risk,” and “More than 2.5 million survivors in USA,” served as the back drop to the court where Elk Grove and Prospect battled it out for the second time this year.
And as varsity coach Michael Riedy looked at the crowd, he was amazed by the support he saw.
“It’s indescribable,” Riedy said. “Everybody from the community showed up to support the event.”
Junior Carissa Weis was also happy with the amount of people that showed up, and the other Prospect a groups that contribute to the game.
Poms performed in between games and the drum line helped to pump up the crowd before the start of the second game.
“All the shirts and all the pink and the parents and the brothers and sisters and grandparents and administrators were there,” Riedy said. “It was mind boggling.”