BVT teams up with local schools volleyball programs to raise funds for Millbury family

BVT Volleyball Donationphoto courtesy of Edd Cote

They might be competitors on the volleyball court, but athletes at Blackstone Valley Tech and several area schools have once again teamed up to serve a great cause.

This Labor Day weekend, the girls volleyball programs at Valley Tech, Blackstone-Millville, Sutton, Millbury, Bethany Christian, and Whitinsville Christian schools turned their annual exhibition jamboree into a benefit event for a local family. Funds raised by each team and proceeds from bake sales were pooled together to make a donation of $1,125 to help offset the costs of a pending kidney transplant for 12-year-old Megan Bernard of Millbury.

The donation was officially presented to the Bernard family at a September girls volleyball match between BVT and Millbury. Seen here presenting the donation to the Bernard family along with Millbury volleyball players and coach Mike McKeon are (left to right): BVT Dental Assisting senior Olivia Bianco of Uxbridge, Multimedia Communications senior Emma Helstrom of Douglas, Culinary Arts senior Rebecca Rose of Millbury; and BVT girls volleyball coach Barbara King.

Later this month, the Valley Tech and Millbury volleyball programs will also carry on their annual tradition of holding a “Dig Pink” match to benefit breast cancer awareness. This year’s “Dig Pink” matchup is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on October 21, 2015, at Valley Tech, with ticket and t-shirt proceeds benefiting the Side-Out Foundation’s mission of raising breast cancer awareness through athletics.

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