Volleyball team hosting Elementary Night tomorrow

Fifth and sixth graders get in for free


Sophie Damiano

Volleyball seniors Abby Luensmann and Sophie Damiano took time for a selfie Wednesday with second grader Emma Taneyhill during the team’s trip to Myers to build support for the program among the community’s young girls.

Phoebe Potter, Staff Writer

The Bellwood-Antis Volleyball team is hosting its first annual Elementary Night this Thursday, October 13.

As a way for the BA Volleyball Boosters Club to generate interest in future members as well as future players, all elementary school students and students in fifth and sixth grade are invited to attend, free of charge, the girls’ volleyball game against Williamsburg at the Bellwood-Antis High School gymnasium.

“We’re looking forward to trying to build interest in the community and schools,” said varsity coach Annette Wilkins.

Tammy Parson, a B-A Volleyball Booster Club member, said “Our goal in creating the Elementary Night is to bring awareness of our outstanding volleyball program to all of Bellwood-Antis students.”

Jayvees begin at 6 with varsity following at approximately 7:30.

Senior Lindsey Southworth is excited for the Elementary Night event.

“I think it is a great way to get kids involved in volleyball. They also will get to have a firsthand experience with varsity players, and I think that’s pretty cool,” she said.

During the game the young students will be allowed to sit in the bleachers behind the team along with the junior high girls’ volleyball team to teach the students more about the game and the program.

It’s a part of a push by the volleyball team to interest more young ladies in the sport.

On Wednesday, varsity and jayvee team members went to Myers Elementary for fifth and sixth grade lunches to reinforce the invitation. The girls also took a few volleyballs with them to pass around with the younger students.