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Liberty volleyball makes donation

The Liberty High School girls volleyball team announced that it has made a donation in the amount of $3,000 to Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Liberty recently held a “Pink Out” volleyball match against Lehigh Valley rival Nazareth this past fall. The event included a basket raffle with over 50 baskets and donations from various businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley. Sponsors included Pat’s Pizza & Bistro in Bethlehem, Univest Bank, and Paranee Properties. With proceeds from the event, the Hurricanes were able to donate generously to help those fighting cancer.

Liberty head coach Connor Swigart said, “The young women on the Liberty volleyball team encompass the values of hard work and dedication on and off the court. This year’s event was bigger than ever, with so much community support. We’re thankful for the opportunity to give back and make a difference.”

Amanda Buss, Executive Director of Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley, was in attendance during the event.

“Because of your generosity, we are able to offer psychosocial support services as an integral part of comprehensive cancer care. Our support groups, educational programs, and healthy activities help participants regain control in managing their health, reduce stress and isolation, and restore a sense of hope for an improved quality of life during treatment and in survivorship,” said Buss.

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. So that no one faces cancer alone.

Contributed photo Members of the Liberty volleyball team are: front row (left to right) - Amanda Buss, Alyssa Rachwal, Lilly Paranee, Ava Janny, Bella Martens, Hannah D'Angelo; back row - Lauren Zile, Ava Kopetskie, Sydney Houchens, Gianna Sciarra, Bailey Corrigan, Courtney Shire, Malena Sabol, Lora Flynn, Angelica Santana, Patrice Kasten, and Coach Connor Swigart.