Digging deep for Wounded Warriors

MASCENIC: Sports and spirit teams come together to raise money for injured veterans —and have some fun

Last week, Mascenic senior Sarah Sharp organized a volleyball tournament between the Vikings’ boys and girls basketball team and the spirit team. The event took place last Thursday night and featured Mascenic students digging, diving, bumping and spiking and having a great time on the court as they battled for volleyball supremacy.

But beyond the good times, there was a deeper issue at play. Sharp organized the event as part of her senior capstone project, and the money raised from admission to the tournament went to the Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warrior Project is a group that raises money for American military personnel who have been injured in the line of duty. “The greatest casualty is being forgotten,” the Wounded Warrior tagline reads; Sharp and the rest of the Vikings certainly didn’t forget those who’ve sacrificed for our country.

The boys basketball team may have come out on top that evening, but with the $400-plus dollars Sharp raised through the event, the real winners are our country’s soldiers and the community who came together to support the cause.

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