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TMHS Girls Volleyball – Serving up Community Service

Oct 04, 2014 08:44PM ● By Lee Anne Petherbridge
The Tewksbury Memorial High School Girls Volleyball team continues to practice and play hard every day to improve their skills and their record.
This year’s team is also showing the community that they have more than sets, spikes, and digs up their sleeves.
Before the girls ever stepped on the court for their first game, Coach Jim Ray and the TMHS Volleyball boosters were discussing ideas on how to give back to the community. The players know how lucky they are to be able to play a sport they love in a beautiful new gym, however, they realize others may be dealing with much bigger challenges.
The group decided to become “blanketeers”, and make blankets to support Project Linus which supports Boston Childrens Hospital and the Lowell Wish Project serving shelters in the Merrimack Valley. Coach Jim Ray cut short practice, and the 35 players spread out in the TMHS cafeteria with material they had purchased to make beautiful homemade blankets to donate to those in need.
The players spirit and determination to create nice warm blankets for those in need was wonderful. In all, over 30 blankets were donated.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the TMHS Volleyball team & TMHS Volleyball Boosters have teamed up to sponsor our first annual “Dig Pink” Volleyball Game, this Wednesday – October 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm in the Tewksbury Memorial High Gym vs. Andover.
The TMHS Volleyball Boosters will be donating proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for a cure foundation. Dig Pink T-shirts will also be on sale at the game. Please come cheer on the team, and support both the cause and the girls as they continue to work to make a difference in our community. 
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