Holy Trinity, Viera volleyball teams to meet in Pink Game


Viera and Holy Trinity have agreed to alternately host the annual Pink Game. That means the Tigers be the hosts when the two teams play tonight.

There are games, and then there are special nights.

Tonight, is one of those nights.

The Viera High and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy volleyball teams will play in the annual Pink Game, which has raised just under $22,000 for the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit that raises money through volleyball to support breast cancer research and educational services.

It will mark the second straight year the Hawks and Tigers have played in the contest, the biggest difference being that tonight’s match will be played at Holy Trinity.

The freshman game will begin at 5:15 p.m., with the JV game scheduled to follow at 6:15 and the varsity game at 7:15.

“This is a great event that is part of a bigger picture than just volleyball,” Holy Trinity coach Pete Klonowski wrote in an email. “It’s a way of educating our youth about breast cancer and engaging in a philanthropic event. Almost everyone knows someone who has been effected by this disease.

“… Viera is always a tough opponent so it will be entertaining for the fans to watch. This match will provide both teams with a great opportunity prior to next week’s District Tournaments.”

The night will feature a silent auction, a serving contest and the gym and concession stand will be “pinked out.”

It’s the perfect opportunity to see two very good volleyball teams and support a great cause.

That’s a special night indeed.

“This is the ninth year Viera High School will be participating in a Pink Game to give all proceeds and donations to the Side-Out Foundation,” Viera High coach Sarah Wayne wrote in an email. “The girls and I are very proud to come together with Holy Trinity, and as a community, to raise funds and participate in a great cause.”