Cancer Awareness Night – October 4th

Cancer_AwarenessNo One Fights Alone. Olympia Volleyball’s Cancer Awareness Night is Wednesday, October 4th at our home match against Curtis (C/JV 5:45pm, Varsity 7:15pm). The players will be wearing shirts the color of the cancer that affects them for warm-ups and during the remainder of the evening. Families and friends are encouraged to participate by wearing a shirt of similar color.

Players will also be collecting donations for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. For each $1 donation, receive a ticket to the Oly Bear serving contest. Between sets two and three of the Varsity match, ticket holders serve for prizes. Each ticket equals one serve, so the more tickets you have the more chances you have to hit one of the prizes. Past prizes include great t-shirts, pizza and gift certificates!

Community Service 2017

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We collected $144 in donations/ticket sales and 162 food items at this year’s Food Bank Night on September 21st. This was all donated to the Thurston County Food Bank. Thank you for your support!

Our Community Service Day was on September 18th when, in lieu of volleyball practice, all members of the volleyball program travel to the Thurston County Food Bank warehouse. For the fifth year, players assisted with sorting, unpacking and preparing food for distribution.

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G.R.O.W.L. 2017 Hall of Fame Dinner Auction

GREAT RESPECT OF WINNING LEGENDS –

The 2017 G.R.O.W.L. “Hall of Fame” Induction and Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 6:00 pm at the ESD 113 building located in Tumwater (next to Costco). Go to the G.R.O.W.L. website to make your reservations. Tickets are $30.00 if you register before Noon Thursday, April 27th and $35.00 after and at the door. Drink bracelets are also available for purchase. There will be both a silent and live auction as well as bidding by table for dessert.

This is an incredible event that honors outstanding former athletes, coaches and community members who have contributed dearly to Olympia’s rich Athletic Tradition. Since 2011, G.R.O.W.L has funded the foundation for the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame, including plaques, record boards, gym banners marking district and state championships and more.

2017 Inductees Include:

Don Martin: Lifetime Achievement Award
John Amidon: Lifetime Achievement Award
Christine Burkhart: Class of 1967 – Tennis, Swimming
Greg Creighton: Class of 1971 – Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Track
Jenniver (Dunn) Cobb: Class of 1977 – Track
Kevin Gunther: Class of 1991 – Football, Basketball, Baseball

Cancer Awareness Night – October 7th

cancer_awareness_jv_2015No One Fights Alone. Olympia Volleyball’s Cancer Awareness Night is Friday, October 7th at our home match against Emerald Ridge (JV/C 3:30 pm, Varsity 5:00 pm). The players will be wearing shirts the color of the cancer that affects them for warm-ups and during the remainder of the evening. Families and friends are encouraged to participate by either ordering shirts as well (link below) or wearing a shirt of similar color.

Players will also be collecting donations for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. For each $1 donation, receive a ticket to the Oly Bear serving contest. Between sets two and three of the Varsity match, ticket holders serve for prizes. Each ticket equals one serve, so the more tickets you have the more chances you have to hit one of the prizes. Past prizes include great t-shirts, pizza and gift certificates!

T-shirt-designs-colorsTo show support, you can order cancer awareness shirts for yourself, your family and friends. This is one of our Community Connection events and not only raises money, but also brings awareness of the many people touched by cancer.

Order your shirts as soon as possible! You can choose the color of the cancer you are affected by. We would love to see a gym full of people decked out in cancer awareness t-shirts.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Come out and support the cause!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER T-SHIRTS ONLINE  (Orders due by September 26th)

DELIVERY: Orders will be distributed at the school (date and time TBD) or at the game on October 7th.

Car Wash Tickets For Sale – only $5!

Carwash_LogosPlayers are selling tickets this week that are redeemable for one car wash at drive-thru car wash locations throughout the Puget Sound region. The tickets cost $5.00 each. This is a REALLY good deal because the a car wash at these outlets retails for $7.00 and it is a service we can all utilize. The tickets are good for a full year. There are six local car wash businesses participating:

There are more car wash locations around the Puget Sound so friends and family outside our area can help the effort too! Click here to view the full list.

This is OUR BIG program fundraiser. The OHS ASB volleyball allocated money generally pays for the basics: volleyballs, knee pads, replacement nets, etc. So, we raise funds for EVERYTHING else. Proceeds pay for things like:

  • Practice shirts and shorts
  • The game day shirts
  • New warm-ups
  • Help to pay for the new upright pole system
  • New iPad
  • Website fees

Checks can be made out to “OLYMPIA VOLLEYBALL ASB”. We are asking players to turn in their money by next Wednesday, September 21st.

If you want to buy a ticket or two to support the program email us and we’ll be in touch.

Food Bank Night 2016 – September 22nd

Help Olympia Bears Volleyball Support the Thurston County Food Bank!

This year’s annual Food Bank Night will be our home match against Graham Kapowsin High School on Thursday, September 22. Fun, prizes and great community support: Food Bank Night is not to be missed. The standard admission fee still applies, but for every 3 cans of food (or for each $1 donation) you bring, you’ll receive a ticket to the Oly Bear serving contest. Then, between sets two and three of the varsity match, ticket holders serve for prizes. Each ticket equals one serve, so the more tickets you have the more chances you have to hit one of the prizes. Past prizes include t-shirts, pizzas and gift certificates. It’s a true win-win for our community and our supporters!

Thurston County Food Bank – Sept. 2015

Your support on Food Bank Night gives us great momentum for our Community Service Day when in lieu of volleyball practice, Varsity, JV and C teams sort and package donated food at the Thurston County Food Bank.

Last year, our supporters donated just over $120 in cash and 213 cans of food. With your help, we can raise even more this year! See you on September 22! JV/C starts at 5:45 pm and Varsity begins at 7:15 pm.

AVP Beach Volleyball – Seattle Open

On June 2nd-5th, the AVP Tour makes its return to the Pacific Northwest, bringing World-class Beach Volleyball professionals to the shores of Lake Sammamish State Park! In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature music, food, and more. General admission is free with tickets available to special covered premium seating areas and a hosted lounge.

With the 2016 Rio Olympics closing in, this tournament is setting up to be a showdown for teams seeking an Olympic bid. With over 14 internationally ranked players on tour, this event will be a perfect opportunity for athletes to learn firsthand from the pros at their peak playing condition.

Click here for more event details.

Dates and Times:

June 2, 8:00 am – 6 pm: Qualification

June 3, 9:30 am – 6 pm: Opening Rounds

June 4, 9:30 am – 6 pm: Elimination Rounds

June 5, 9:00 am – 4 pm: Semi-Finals & Finals

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