Palatine, Schaumburg Girls’ Volleyball Teams to Compete for Annual ‘Spike Out Cancer’ Event
The girls volleyball programs from Palatine High School and Schaumburg High School are teaming up to raise funds in the fight against cancer in the community.
The two schools will be competing in the PHS Girls’ Volleyball program’s 4th annual fundraising game for this year’s Spike Out Cancer event, hosted by the Pirates at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road, on Oct. 6.
The match will be dedicated to all the men and women who have been affected by cancer with hopes that the devastating disease will one day be cured. At 5:00 p.m., the Junior Varsity, Freshman A, and Freshman B teams will play, followed by the Varsity and Sophomore teams at 6:00 p.m.
“An unfortunate reality in today’s world is that one would be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s life has not in some way, shape, or form been a effected by cancer,” said Dan Gavin, Head Girls Volleyball Coach at Palatine. “Our program is no different. Whether it’s a parent, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, a teacher or hall monitor, a friend, an alumni, or a teammate, all of our girls know someone who has fought or is currently fighting some form of cancer. These are people who have loved and supported all of us over the years and we see this as our opportunity to return that love and support while also playing a small part in hopefully someday finding a cure for this horrible disease.”
Admission to the event is $2 and is free for students. A bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and prize raffle will also be held. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the quest for a cure.
All fans are encouraged to support this event by wearing purple and cheering on the athletes together for an important cause.