Rock Canyon volleyball tournament builds the program and also friendships
Article and photo by Terri Wiebold
The Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) girls volleyball program hosted its fifth annual summer fundraising tournament in June. Thirty teams comprised of two girls per team from schools all over Douglas County competed for prizes and bragging rights. The event is an opportunity for friends who attend different schools or who play for different teams to join together for a chance at victory and an opportunity for the volleyball program to raise some additional funding for the upcoming school year.
According to RCHS Head Coach Angela Nylund-Hanson, the event typically has two girl divisions, one for middle school and one for high school. They invite girls from all schools to play in the tournament. “We really like hosting this tournament each year. The girls love getting to spend a day in the sun playing volleyball with their friends. It is a great fundraiser for us and plus, doubles volleyball is a great way to improve indoor volleyball skills.”
Parent volunteers staffed the barbecue and provided full concessions, and a quick visit from the Kona Ice truck offered some much-needed cool relief to the players. The tournament is usually held on a Saturday in early June. For additional information about the RCHS volleyball program, email email@example.com.