The Lebanon High School volleyball team has raised $20,868 for cancer services at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. These funds have been raised over four years through various fundraising events.
The team has hosted a Serves for the Cure event every fall since 2015, contributing the proceeds to the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation. This past September, the team raised $6,612, which is a record for the event.
Proceeds go to the hospital foundation’s Cancer Care fund, which the foundation uses to assist with care for cancer patients, such as providing gas cards for transportation to medical appointments.
Athletes at each level of the volleyball program secure sponsorships for the event, where each athlete hits several serves. The players receive funds from the selected sponsor for each serve that stays within the volleyball court.
"As a program we are grateful for all the community support that we receive, and we want to do all we can to give back,” said Jorden Swanson, head volleyball coach for the high school.