By: Kevin McLane
All Night Volleyball is back again so get your team ready and come have fun for a good cause on April 29 in the school gym.
Every year the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) put on the “All Night Volleyball” event to raise money for the charity of the club’s choice. Last year FCA raised the money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
This year the club has decided to donate the money to both the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) foundation and to the “Gofundme” page for alumni Michael Delsardo’s cancer treatment. This year is no different as the club is bringing back the event after last year’s enormous success. The night starts with a 9pm mass being held in the auditorium for all the participants and concludes at 5 in the morning. After mass the games begin.
Last year there were two brackets that led to the championship game. The first bracket was the Junior Varsity bracket which had teams with fewer than three WPIAL volleyball players. The second bracket was the varsity bracket that allowed teams to be created of volleyball players from both the girls and boys volleyball teams. The winner of each bracket would then play each other for the ultimate championship. There are two courts being used at once so the games go faster.
For teams that aren’t playing there is a multitude of activities to keep them occupied. For example, there was cornhole, ping pong, video games in the auditorium, and people were even taking naps in between matches. The boys were asked to bring drinks while the girls were supposed to bring food. Teams were also permitted to order pizza to the school. One big treat was Mr. Nelson bringing in his machine and making cotton candy. This year’s date is still being determined by FCA so be sure to listen up for the announcement of the big event. Get your team together and get ready for a night of fun!
Here is a link to Michael Delsardo’s GoFundMe page to donate and help! https://www.gofundme.com/fz6xz-michaels-cancer-treatment-fund