Volleyball tournament at high school tonight to benefit children

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle-Antrim School District teachers will face off in a volleyball tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 in the high school gymnasium.

Teacher teams from the primary, elementary, middle and high schools will challenge each other in several rounds of volleyball. The overall winner will then play the high school volleyball team to determine the tournament winner.

General admission to the tournament is $3 or $1 for children 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger are free.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit programs for children in the Greencastle-Antrim School District and children in genocide-ridden West Africa. 

The event is hosted by the G-AHS Tumani Ambassador Club, which is affiliated with Free The Children, the world's largest youth service organization.  The event is co-sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim Education Association.

A concession stand will be available.

Tournament T-shirts, Blue Devil bobbleheads and “Be the Change” bracelets will be available for purchase.

“Last year thousands of dollars were raised to help earthquake victims in Haiti.  This year's proceeds will help children in Greencastle through our Children First Initiative and a girl's school in Sierre Leone , West Africa,” stated Karissa DeYoung, co-leader of the Tumanis.

“One of our past co-leaders actually spent several weeks in Sierre Leone teaching children who otherwise would not have had access to schooling.  We want to continue to help children have better lives locally and globally.”

The Tumani Ambassador Club is in its fourth year as a school club and is co-advised by teachers Carolyn Baker and Martina Fegan.