“Volley for a Cure” match tonight at Routt

By Nick Kovatch on October 7 at 1:49pm

Jacksonville’s high school volleyball squads will square off for a good cause tonight.

Jacksonville High School and Routt Catholic compete for city bragging rights in the sixth annual “Volley for a Cure” match at the Routt Dome.

WEAI will carry the contest live.

All proceeds from the match go to the Mia Ware Foundation to help in its fight to prevent breast cancer and promote early detection.

Leslie Werries is part of the non-profit organization. She says the Mia Ware Foundation will be celebrating its 10th year in Jacksonville in March.

“We have been in the community trying to spread awareness and education to help women with early detection,” says Werries. “Also, we have a free mammogram program for those who qualify to help with early detection and get the word out to help people find the cancer so we can put an end to it.”

Werries says this is the first of many activities planned across the area benefiting the Mia Ware Foundation during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

“We’ll be represented at Triopia’s football game [on Friday],” says Werries. “MacMurray and IC will be having a volleyball game also [on October 19th].

The junior varsity teams will kick off tonight’s match at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. Doors open at 5:15. Admission is five dollars.

T-shirts, mini donuts and pork chop sandwiches will be sold to help raise money for the foundation. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

Check out www.miawarefoundation.com for more on the organization.