What happens when more than 200 people pack Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown to support and play an unusual volleyball match on a Saturday? There’s a lot of fun, a lot of teamwork, some sore muscles, and a record amount of money collected to support a local cancer center.
This was the fourth year Trinity Logistics and the Trinity Foundation organized “Big Pink Volleyball” to benefit the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center in Seaford, and the first year that the event was completely sold out. Twenty-four teams, consisting of 186 people from Trinity’s Team Members, community members, and local organizations, including seven teams from Nanticoke Health Services, participated in the marathon day of volleyball on Saturday, March 4. Between registration, door prizes, and money raised during Trinity’s “Week of Pink” silent auction, Trinity Logistics and the Trinity Foundation were able to donate $8500 to the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, nearly doubling the $4300 raised last year.
“The employees at Trinity Logistics have developed a unique and fun way to bring awareness to breast cancer. The Nanticoke Health Foundation is very grateful for the partnership and the investment that Trinity makes for the cancer patients in our community,” says Renee’ S. Morris, Executive Director of Nanticoke Health Foundation.
The 24 teams that participated this year made creative team names, showed their sportsmanship with team shirts, and donated their time to the cause. The “Dave’s Floor Covering” team took home the grand prize of bragging rights after beating out “Nanticoke Rehab All-Stars” in the final match.
“The Trinity Foundation loves seeing Big Pink Volleyball grow year after year because it brings awareness to people in our community that excellent cancer care is available right here in Seaford,” said Amy Proctor, Director of the Trinity Foundation. “We are thankful for the community’s involvement in bringing awareness and raising money for such a worthy cause.”
This year’s tournament was made possible by Preston Motor, the full court sponsor; Eastern Shore Poultry, who donated a YETI ® cooler for the raffle; and Trinity’s Advanced Services Team who sponsored the Wall of Wishes to be signed by Big Pink players.
Trinity Logistics would also like to thank Delmarva Christian High School for providing the facility and concessions for Big Pink players, volunteers, and attendees.
Mark your calendars for next year!