Westerville News & Public Opinion

Sports teams help out

Two Westerville City Schools volleyball teams recently hosted charitable events.

* The Genoa Middle School Jaguar volleyball teams hosted a charity match on Oct. 7, to collect supplies for the Ronald McDonald House.

Spectators were asked to donate goods for the cause instead of paying admission.

The Ronald McDonald House in Columbus provides a safe and secure "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children.

* The Westerville South High School girls' volleyball team participated in the second annual Premier Design Jewelry fashion runway show on Aug. 24.

The fashion show serves as a fundraiser for the team as well as a community service opportunity. The players raised $1,162.55 for their program and were eligible for free jewelry. The team earned 32 necklaces valued at approximately $1,052. They donated the jewelry to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM).

WARM was chosen because the agency offers a program that helps women get back into the work force. The players thought women seeking assistance could receive a necklace to wear to interviews.

Girls' soccer teams at Westerville Central and Westerville South high schools worked together recently on a community service project.

For one week, they passed out fliers at their schools asking that donations for the Ronald McDonald House be brought to soccer games held on Sept. 23.

The players collected more than 1,500 items, including cleaning supplies, cereal, detergent and other household goods.