CHS Volleyball Going Gold To Support Childhood Cancer Awareness


Pictured (L-R): Taylor Woosley, Kelli Schulz and Marissa Tunning

September is Child Cancer Awareness Month and the Carroll High School (CHS) volleyball team is hosting a “Go Gold” night, on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to show their support for families coping with childhood cancer. Most people are familiar with the popular “Pink Out” events held across the nation, but the team decided to go a different route this year. One senior on the volleyball squad, Taylor Woosley, originally proposed the idea to wear gold. Her brother, Bo Johnson, was diagnosed with a rare Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) when he was only a few months old. Woosley wanted to find a way to spread awareness.

The volleyball girls immediately jumped on board with the idea. The team started raising funds by selling Go Gold t-shirts. The total amount raised will be announced during the game Tuesday. Money raised from the sales will go to support CureSearch, a pediatric cancer research organization, and the Rainbow House in Omaha, a place for patients and families to stay while undergoing treatment. Marissa Tunning, a senior player, says the whole team is committed to making the night a success.

Kelli Schulz, head volleyball coach, says their opponents for that evening are getting on board to go gold, too.

Fans are requested to wear their brightest yellow and gold clothing. The team will be accepting free-will donations to benefit the Rainbow House and CureSearch. As for Woosley’s brother, Bo, he has completed a full course of treatment and celebrated his second birthday last Thursday. Go Gold begins Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with the freshman and JV matches. Varsity starts at 7 p.m.

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