Torrington Volleyball and Torrington Youth Soccer. Stepping up for great causes.
TORRINGTON: Several local sports teams are stepping up, looking to help worthy causes in their own way. Great job by all involved. Here are the details.
TORRINGTON VARSITY VOLLEYBALL: The 9-1 Raiders are holding an event they have named “Dig Gold” on Friday, October 7 as part of their team citizenship project, spearheaded by head coach Christine Gamari.
“My players will be holding a toy drive, bake sale and various raffles,” Gamari said. “To raise money and toys for the Children’s Hospital to raise awareness for childhood cancers. The team members collectively chose this cause and have been busy planning the details. I have been quite proud of the ownership they have taken for this event. It obviously means a lot to them.”
The “Dig Gold” night is scheduled for this Friday night when the Raiders take on Naugatuck Valley League foe Naugatuck in the Connie Donahue Gymnasium with the Varsity game scheduled to start between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
The event will run before and during the match and the team will be accepting brand new toys, stuffed animals, blankets, coloring books, art supplies and monetary donations.
Fans are encouraged to wear gold on Friday night!
TORRINGTON YOUTH SOCCER: TYS girls, with the help of three sponsors, Schoolhouse Farm, Litchfield Bancorp & Maletta Pfeiffer & Associates are raising awareness and money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Their game on Friday, October 14 against Woodbury will be played at the Robert H. Frost Complex at Torrington High School at 5:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, an organization that has been fighting hard to find cures for breast cancer.
The above mentioned groups helped secure pink jerseys for the three girls travel teams (U10, U11 and U13) while socks were purchased by the parents of the teams.
About 40 girls will be involved and all travel teams will were their pink uniforms the entire month of October.