Saturday, March 10, 2012
Day 70: Played Volleyball
Sorry for the late post, but I just finished up today's random act with my wife and friends. Today, we participated in the Digging for Donna volleyball tournament that honors a local woman named Donna Barker, who lost her battle with cancer in 2004. The proceeds of our entry fee into the tournament go to benefit the Jennifer S Fallick Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Illinois. The Cancer Support Center provides free comprehensive resources that help improve the quality of life for those afflicted with cancer and their families. Their staff of clinical professionals helps cancer patients and their loved ones cope with the toll that having this terrible disease takes on them.
I don't believe I have played volleyball since I was in college, so I wasn't sure how I personally would do. Luckily, the tournament offered a "recreational" division for those who aren't avid volleyball enthusiasts. Our team made it to the semi-finals where we lost in the final game (it was a de facto championship because the other side of the bracket wasn't any good). I am somewhat competitive and was getting pretty fired up even for it being a "fun" event. Regardless of the outcome though, I am really looking forward to learning the amount that was raised during Digging for Donna because there were a bunch of teams participating. Apologies for the language, but cancer is a bastard and anything I can do to support the fight against it moving forward, I will do.