The Spring Hill College (SHC) beach volleyball team will host a fundraising event Oct. 14 to raise funds for those affected by flooding in Louisiana. Along with the event, the SHC team has challenged beach volleyball programs nationwide to host similar events this fall and donate funds to flood relief efforts.
The fundraising event will feature a coed, four-on-four tournament comprised of students, faculty and staff players. There will be live entertainment and other activities to encourage others to get out, cheer on the teams and donate. The SHCteam hopes to raise $1,000 to donate to charities involved in flood relief efforts in Louisiana and has challenged all the beach volleyball programs across the country —approximately 50 programs total— to do the same.
“Due to heavy flooding in Louisiana, we had several students arrive on campus with literally nothing more than the clothes they were wearing,” said Shawn Taylor, SHCbeach volleyball coach. “There are a lot of people that are still going to be hurting for a long time over there.” After several trips to Baton Rouge to play the Tigers, the Sandy Badgers have an established relationship with the coaching staff at Louisiana State University. “Because of these ties,” Taylor stated, “we wanted to focus the team’s efforts on doing our part to provide some much-needed flood relief after the news crews and television cameras have packed up and left Louisiana.”
The beach volleyball fundraising event will be held Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Jim and Betty Walsh Sand Courts located on Spring Hill College’s campus. For more information on the Beach Volleyball program, visit shcbadgers.com