Pack the Place Night planned at IVC

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
The logo, which will be on the T-shirt for the event, has been designed.

The Illinois Valley Central volleyball team has planned a Pack the Place in Pink Night to benefit the Peoria area Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of the Illinois High School Sports Association’s Volley for the Cure promotion.

“The IHSA and the Susan G. Komen Foundation have had a long standing relationship through their Volley for the Cure promotion,” coach Lisa Miller said. “This is a great opportunity for our girls to show their support for the community and to give back. We ask all IVC fans to come out and Pack the Place Pink to show your support for such an important cause that, unfortunately, has impacted too many lives within our school district.”

The event is planned for the 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 home match against the Spring Valley Hall Red Devils.

The night starts with a freshman game, followed by the sophomore and varsity games.

There will be a $5 meal that includes chili, a hot dog, chips and a drink, served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the commons with all proceeds going to the Peoria area Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer research.

All three IVC teams will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be sold following the matches for a minimum bid of $25.

Proceeds from that sale will also be donated to the foundation.

Commemorative T-shirts that are white with pink lettering, will be sold prior to the event.

Other planned promotional events include pink sucker and carnation sales, a 50/50 drawing, raffle drawing or silent auction of autographed special pink game volleyballs and pre-match recognition of local breast cancer survivors.

“I would like to thank all the volunteers who are working hard to make this event a success,” committee chairman Mike Ratcliff said. “I urge any area businesses or residents to contact the committee if you want to help be a part of a very special night.”