Lady Flames set to host VFAC event

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Posted 11/1/17

The Lee University Lady Flames volleyball team will host the 11th annual Volley For A Cure as a part of the Homecoming 2017 celebration. The Lady Flames will face off against the University of …

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Lady Flames set to host VFAC event

LEE PRESIDENT Dr. Paul Conn and Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland wear the pink Volley for a Cure shirts. From left are Conn, cancer survivor Stephanie Taylor, Lee volleyball coach Andrea Hudson, and Rowland.
LEE PRESIDENT Dr. Paul Conn and Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland wear the pink Volley for a Cure shirts. From left are Conn, cancer survivor Stephanie Taylor, Lee volleyball coach Andrea Hudson, and Rowland.
Banner photo, ALLEN MINCEY
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The Lee University Lady Flames volleyball team will host the 11th annual Volley For A Cure as a part of the Homecoming 2017 celebration. The Lady Flames will face off against the University of West Georgia this Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Paul Dana Walker Arena.

The event aims to help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer, and raise money for the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation of Chattanooga. The foundation grants scholarships to college students with a parent affected by breast cancer. This year, the fundraising goal is $20,000.

 “We have been successful the past two years in reaching our $20,000 goal mark, so we are optimistic about doing it again,” said Andrea Hudson, volleyball head coach. “As always, it is exciting every year to have our team be a part of something that is helping high school students in our community to achieve their goal of attending college.”

T-shirts will be for sale before and during the event. Proceeds from the shirts will go to the MaryEllen Locher Foundation. Shirts can be purchased at the Cleveland Daily Banner, AFC Urgent Care, Southeast Bank, Lee’s Human Resources Office, Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, and Walker Valley High School.

Organizers hope that the stands Friday night will be filled with pink shirts.

 The three high schools will participate in the volleyball challenge, where the three squads will separate into different teams and play against each other. That event will be Thursday evening at the Walker Arena.

Volley for A Cure will host a survivor luncheon on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., in Lee’s DeVos Recreation Center. University of Tennessee Athletic Director Emeritus Joan Cronan will be the guest speaker.

For more information about the MaryEllen Locher Foundation or to help, visit https://www.memorial.org/maryellen-locher-breast-center/.

 For more information about Volley For A Cure events or to support, contact Coach Andrea Hudson at 423-614-8453 or ahudson@leeuniversity.edu.

 For more information or to register for Homecoming, visit http://www.leehomecoming.com/.

 

Inset Quote:

 “We have been successful the past two years in reaching our $20,000 goal mark, so we are optimistic about doing it again. As always, it is exciting every year to have our team be a part of something that is helping high school students in our community to achieve their goal of attending college.” — Andrea Hudson


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