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December 10th, 2010
Rattlers donate food, work for cure

120810fooddriveSan Marcos High School Rattlers pose with some of the food they donated to the Hays County Food Bank.

STAFF REPORT

The San Marcos High School girls athletic teams have been busy this fall, raising money and food for charitable donations. Among the teams involved in the effort are the volleyball, softball, girls basketball and tennis teams.

In November the teams conducted a 10-day food drive, collecting 498 pounds of food for the Hays County Food Bank.

The volleyball team, under the leadership of coach Michelle Moreno, sported pink socks and headbands during every home game to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The team also took part in the “Dig for the Cure” campaign. Donations and pledges were made for each of the volleyball home games in October for each “dig. ” A “dig”  is passing a spiked or hard hit ball in the game.

Proceeds from the campaign went directly to the Breast Cancer Outreach and Early Detection Program, the Austin affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program provides education, screening, diagnosis, and patient navigation in Hays, Caldwell, Williamson, and Bastrop Counties. The program garnered $477.25.

“Many of us have seen the effects of cancer, and we — as coaches and athletes — want to do our part in making a difference in our community, ” Moreno said.  “From freshmen to varsity level, the Lady Rattlers played hard on the courts, not only for a win, but also for the cause.”

The volleyball drive campaign resulted in a check for $477.25 In the past three years, the team has raised a total of $1, 301.23. All of the proceeds go directly to the cancer research program.

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The San Marcos High School volleyball team donated to the cure and attempted to raise awareness of cancer issues by wearing pink.

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