VOL­LEY­ING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Hun­dreds at­tend mid­dle school matchup

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Tony Hiller­man Mid­dle School held its an­nual fundrais­ing match for can­cer re­search.

It’s billed as one of the school’s most spir­ited events — and it’s all for a good cause.

Tony Hiller­man Mid­dle School hosted its fourth an­nual ben­e­fit vol­ley­ball game Wed­nes­day.

The goal was to raise money for the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety.

The Go Pink or Go Home vol­ley­ball game was played against the mid­dle school’s ri­val James Mon­roe Mid­dle School.

Tony Hiller­man raised over $3,000 and James Mon­roe raised $450 over the two days the school par­tic­i­pated.

Tony Hiller­man raised money dur­ing sev­eral lunchtime events, in­clud­ing a class com­pe­ti­tion for a “Dress Down Day” and the sale of spirit items.

“Our fourth An­nual Go Pink or Go Home vol­ley­ball game was quite suc­cess­ful,” said Cristina Man­cuso, the teacher who put the event to­gether.

More than 300 stu­dents came and it was stand­ing room only for the par­ents and fam­i­lies, ac­cord­ing to Man­cuso.

“There are so many peo­ple to thank. Stu­dents, teach­ers, cus­to­di­ans, ad­min­is­tra­tors, par­ents, com­mu­nity mem­bers, lo­cal busi­nesses, James Mon­roe Mid­dle School, our cheer­lead­ers, color guard, Rio Sol soc­cer team, our coaches, and vol­ley­ball play­ers,” she said.

Both B- and A-vol­ley­ball teams played Wed­nes­day.

COUR­TESY OF CRISTINA MAN­CUSO

The fourth an­nual Go Pink or Go Home vol­ley­ball game at Tony Hiller­man Mid­dle School raised over $3,000 for the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety.

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