For one night a year, North Rockland hosts a match where, for all intents and purposes, the score doesn’t matter.
The Red Raiders’ sixth annual “Volley for the Cure” night, which raised thousands for breast cancer awareness, began with a junior varsity match against Clarkstown South, was followed by a performance from the North Rockland cheerleaders. Prior to the start of the varsity match, the marching band performed its trademark “Lids” before the Vikings swept to victory.
North Rockland coach Colette Jurman said that approximately 30 businesses donated prizes and gift certificates for the evening. Jurman added that the team still has more t-shirts to sell before it can tally a final number for how much money was raised.
“It was an awesome night!” she said.
I’ll post the updated number once Jurman and the team have everything calculated, but in the five previous years, the “Volley for the Cure” night has raised more than $26,000 for breast cancer awareness. Last year, the Red Raiders donated $5,800 to the American Cancer Society, so it’s likely that North Rockland surpassed the $30,000-plateau with this year’s event.
Photo credit: Submitted photo from Colette Jurman