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Lemont volleyball program nets more than $4,500 through “Volley for the Cure”


Lemont's volleyball program - including junior Jenna Walaszek (left) and senior Kathy Balnius - raised more than $4,500 through its "Volley for the Cure" event.

Lemont High School volleyball coach Chris Zogata has announced that her program raised more than $4,500 through its “Volley for the Cure” event, which was held in conjunction with the team’s match against visiting Oak Forest High School on October 2. The event not only secured contributions for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, but also raised awareness about breast cancer.

All three levels of the program - freshman, sophomore and varsity - took part in the festivities by collecting pledges based on the number of kills that the varsity team would accumulate in its match. Additionally, donations were taken by team members at the door. Oak Forest’s volleyball program also collected pledges and made a contribution to the event. The final tally showed that the Lemont volleyball raised $4,670 for the Komen for the Cure Foundation.

The volleyball program decorated the gymnasium with posters, balloons and streamers, and team members wore pink ribbons in their hair. While Lemont wore its home white uniforms, head coach Amanda Brown’s Oak Forest squad wore pink jerseys.

Lemont’s varsity volleyball program is enjoying a successful campaign. The Indians are 25-12, and posted a 12-1 record in South Suburban Conference play. Lemont won the 2012 SSC Blue title, and Zogata was named the league’s “Coach of the Year.” In its first season playing at the IHSA Class 4A level, the Indians knocked off Plainfield Central and Lockport to win an IHSA Regional title. The squad will continue its playoff run with an IHSA Sectional semifinal contest against Plainfield North at Neuqua Valley High School on October 30.

For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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