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

G.R.O.W.L. 2016 Hall of Fame Dinner Auction

GREAT RESPECT OF WINNING LEGENDS –

The 2016 G.R.O.W.L. “Hall of Fame” Induction and Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, April 16th 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 $25.00 if you register before Monday, April 11th and $30.00 after and at the door.

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.

2015-16 Inductees Include:

1909: Russell S. (Rusty) Callow: Football, Basketball, Baseball
1989: Margaret (Vest) Rice: Cross Country, Track
1992: Harry Leons: Football, Basketball, Baseball
1998: Kristen Johnson: Volleyball
1998: Mark Bigelow: Basketball

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Adolph Larson (Coach)
Randy Edwards (Coach)

We will also be recognizing the following State Championship Teams:

1957 Boys Swimming
1996 Boys Golf
1998 Boys Track
2006 Girls Track

AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS

Here is a sneak peak at a few auction items from the volleyball community that will be available to bid on:

  • Guest “coach” on the OHS Varsity Volleyball bench at a match.
  • A chance for three youth to fill ball-girl duties at a Varsity Volleyball match.
  • One OHS Volleyball Bear Camp registration.
  • A private or semi-private (up to 3 players) volleyball lesson with Coach Creighton.
  • A kayak outing and dinner for four on the quiet waters of Southern Eld Inlet.

If you or someone you know is willing to donate for the auction, please visit the G.R.O.W.L. website at: http://www.ohsgrowlathletics.com or email Kenna Canaan. Auction items are due by April 11th. View auction item donation ideas here.

DESSERT AUCTION

Dessert will be auctioned during the evening and only the top three desserts auctioned will receive a percentage. Ours is going to be an amazing cake made by Abby’s Cookies and Cupcakes, so keep an eye out for it.

 

All State Volleyball Event

On March 12th the All State Volleyball matches will be held at Auburn-Riverside High School. Our own Olympia Bear, Julia Fleener, will be playing in the 3A/4A match. This is a long-standing event sponsored by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association. The 1B/2B match is at 2:00 pm, the 1A/2A match begins at 4:00 pm and the 3A/4A match will start at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there supporting Julia!

Staff Appreciation Night

Staff_Appreciation_NightOur October 1st home match was Staff Appreciation Night. As you may know, Olympia High School is known for its very strong academic programs. The key component of that strength is our outstanding faculty and staff. Before the Varsity match we recognized and honored some of our many incredible staff members.

These were the individuals honored:
Kristin Costello
Debra Inglin
Mike Schaefer
Hallie Houge
Luke Duerre
Rachel Haber
Mary McNamara
Shelly Wilson
Laura Jensen
Dawn Willimans
Cheryl McCauley
Dan Schwatrz

Cancer Awareness Night – October 12

No_One_Fights_Alone_JV_2014No One Fights Alone… Olympia Volleyball’s Cancer Awareness Night is Monday, October 12th at their home match against Bellarmine Prep. The players will be wearing shirts the color of the cancer that affects them for warm-ups and the remainder of the evening during the varsity match. 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 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. Prizes include great t-shirts, Dirty Dave’s pizza and more!

All proceeds for this event will go to the American Cancer Society. Last year, our supporters donated just over $660. With your help, we can raise even more this year. Come out and support the cause! JV/C starts at 5:30 pm and Varsity begins at 7:00 pm.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER T-SHIRTS ONLINE  (Orders due by September 30th)

 

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