Pretty in pink: Lady Toppers host Volley for the Cure night

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[October 11, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

The scene was pretty in pink Tuesday night in Mount Pulaski as the Lady Toppers hosted the Sangamon Valley Storm in the 2012 Volley for the Cure.

The evening kicked off with a barbecue sandwich dinner and games and prizes for all ages. Fans were also given the opportunity to buy raffle tickets and win prizes donated by local businesses and families of both communities.

While volleyball may have been the main sport, it took on a supporting role as the focus was truly about helping others in their fight to beat cancer.

Sue Reeter, Mount Pulaski High School cook and longtime volunteer for the event, received a well-deserved standing ovation for her work coordinating the evening, which raised over $3,300.

That money was presented to three people from the communities of Mount Pulaski and Sangamon Valley. While both teams were winners on this evening in the fight against cancer, on the court Mount Pulaski did earn the volleyball victory over Sangamon Valley 25-11 and 25-10.

Pictures and text by Teena Lowery

Mount Pulaski senior Jessica Awe greets the crowd as she is introduced before the match Tuesday night.

Real men do wear pink as the Mount Pulaski fans show with their support for the 2012 Volley for the Cure.


Action is under way as junior Cady Lowery sets the ball from the back row.

That would be a back set by senior Breanna Howe.


Seniors Rachel Durchholz and Jessica Awe go up for the block on the Storm. Notice, even the referee wore pink.


Just how high do you want this girl to jump? Five-foot-four Jessica Awe amazes her own teammates with her vertical leaping ability.



Rachel Durchholz (10) must be saying, "Hey, Cady, look. Your mom is taking pictures again." Cady Lowery (27) must be saying, "Yeah, I know. I'm not looking!"

Erika Leever, who killed the ball all night, takes this one for an easy dig.





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