Cape Fear Christian Academy hosted a special event for breast cancer awareness during Wednesday's middle school volleyball season finale.
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ERWIN — Dozens of spectators draped in pink T-shirts, wristbands and hairbows filled the Cape Fear Christian Academy gym Wednesday for a unique volleyball season finale.
It was an enjoyable moment for CFCA middle school volleyball coach Mary Beth Young, who had helped plan the "Spike-Out Cancer" contest for over a month to fundraise during Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Lady Eagles coaches and staff teamed up with Friends Fighting Cancer, a local non-profit that services Harnett, Johnston and Sampson counties, to create the event.
Following the contest's conclusion the crowd was treated to a heartfelt presentation that honored the lives lost to, as well as those still fighting, the disease that continues to be among the leading causes of death in America yearly.
Young's group of 20+ girls sold everything from posters to bracelets, and asked for donations from local businesses and sponsors leading up to and during the game against visiting Highland Middle.
All of the proceeds, exceeding $4,500, were ceremoniously handed over to a charity rep during the postgame presentation.
"We're definitely looking forward to making this an annual event here at Cape Fear and potentially getting all of the varsity, JV, and middle school teams involved every year– just make it bigger and better," Young said.