For their last “Spirit Night” as a member of the New Roads varsity volleyball team, Seniors Marielle Meyers Farmer and Summer Humes want more than just a win for the team. In what can best be described as ‘totally New Roads’ style, they want to make a bigger impact.
Marielle and Summer marshaled the support of the junior varsity and varsity teams to use the spirit-raising event to greater purpose, raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The result – on Saturday October 26th at 5:30 PM at Memorial Park Gym in Santa Monica, Fall Spirit Night will take on new significance as the junior varsity and varsity teams face off against Pacific Hills. Traditional Jags gear and Spirit Wear sales and the incomparable dance stylings of the Jaguar Mascot will be supplemented by a “We Bake for Breast Cancer” sale from which 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to a cancer research organization.
The girls teams will be sporting pink, dedicating their efforts on and off the court to friends and family members who are battling (or have battled) breast cancer, including a “dedication board” where all in attendance at Spirit Night will be encouraged to share stories and memorials.
For information on how you can volunteer or donate baked goods, contact Carolyn Meyers [firstname.lastname@example.org].
As far as the team goes, New Roads is having some success this season. New Roads is fresh off a 3-1 win over Rolling Hills Prep. The Jaguars took the first set from Rolling Hills Prep, winning 25-19. Rolling Hills Preps took the next set 25-20., setting the stage for a tense and close third set, which New Roads won 25-23.
New Roads finished off the game by winning the fourth set 25-22, giving the Jaguars third win in their last four games. The Jaguars have two more encounters-both against Wildwood-before they take on Pacific Hills. After starting the season 0-2, New Roads have steadily climbed back into the thick of things, recording six wins along the way.
Before the Jaguars’ matchup against Wildwood, New Roads had posted an overall mark of 6-6.