GCHS to host 'Dig Pink Night' Thursday
The Garden City High School volleyball team will be hosting the "Dig Pink Night" breast cancer awareness event on Thursday at GCHS.
The event, its fifth year, raises money for breast cancer awareness and research. The event will include a volleyball quadrangular featuring Ulysses, Scott City, Dodge City and GCHS varsity and junior varsity teams beginning at 4 p.m. at GCHS, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The Buffaloes will be wearing pink uniforms to show their support, along with collecting donations to benefit breast cancer research through the Side-Out Foundation.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink, and those who do will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be sold, as well as T-shirts, with proceeds going to the Side-Out Foundation. One of the raffle prizes is a pink volleyball autographed by all of the participating teams. There also will be contests held for the "pinkest" fans, as well as information booths during the event.
Cancer survivors and victims will be honored with a "Survivor/Memorial Walk," where pink carnations will be presented by GCHS volleyball players before the start of the 7 p.m. game. Names of survivors and/or victims to be honored can be sent to Jody Bordewick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer support group set to meet Sunday
The Builders of Hope Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown Vision Office, 413 N. Main St.
GCCC phonathon hits $30,000 on Monday
Callers and contributors reached more than $30,000 toward the $80,000 goal on Monday, the opening night of the calling portion of the 33rd Annual Garden City Community College Endowment Association Scholarship Phonathon.
With $27,166 already on hand from gifts and pledges that were mailed in for academic and technical scholarships, a first-night calling team of GCCC faculty and staff personnel raised $3,170, assisted by students from the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society chapter.
The phonathon is taking place under the theme, "Branding the Future," and approximately 200 volunteers are taking turns staffing phones each evening in the Endowment Room of GCCC's Beth Tedrow Student Center.
Other groups planning to make calls this week include faculty, students and alumni representing the GCCC Nursing and Allied Health Department on Tuesday; members of the GCCC meat judging team and Student Government Association tonight; and another combined team on Thursday, including the campus chapter of the Hispanic American Leadership Organization and representatives of the Department of Public Safety, which includes Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Paramedic Program students and faculty.
During the second week of the effort, the GCCC rodeo team will work the phones Monday; followed Tuesday by college fine arts faculty, staff and students; and Oct. 10 by students and faculty in the GCCC Cosmetology Program. Area and community residents who serve on the Endowment Association Board of Directors are planning to wrap up the endeavor on Oct. 11.