Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $15,210
Event Amount Raised: $3,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Elwood/John Glenn High School
Date: March 17, 2022
John Glenn High School
Elwood Road, Elwood
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School held its annual Volleyball-a-Thon fundraiser on March 10. Hundreds of John Glenn students participated in 29 teams over the course of six hours, raising over $3,000 for charity. This year, the school’s student council chose to donate proceeds to the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund, which honors the memory of John Glenn student Sean Urda.
The John Glenn PTSA donated both food and time to support the players, and more than 15 faculty members donated their time to supervise and referee the event. Led by captain Jimmy Rourke, the Gold Diggers team – rounded out by Carmela Ciriello, Shannon McGrath, Diana Muniz, Michael Polestino and Malav Shah – proved the winners of the competition.
“The event went off without a hitch,” said teacher Lisa Fusaro. “Our students had a fantastic time coming together as a community for the first time since lockdown, and since it was for such a great cause, the event was even more memorable.”
DSC_0032, DSC_0044: Elwood-John H. Glenn High School held its annual Volleyball-a-Thon fundraiser on March 10, raising over $3,000 for the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund.
IMG_6611: The Gold Diggers team proved champions in Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s annual Volleyball-a-Thon fundraiser on March 10.
Photos courtesy of Elwood School District