Friday, January 28, 2022

Lely Pink Out Night Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

It was a busy week of volleyball for the Lady Trojans. First, Lely hosted Naples High School at their Senior Night. The Lady Trojans will say farewell to five seniors (Morgan Broxson, Isabel Lyon, Lindsey O’Dell, Giana Orlando, and Amanda Stampfli) and will lose several key starters. The Lady Trojans suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles: 18-25, 23-25, 25-20, 16-25.

“The transformation is incredible! Just last night, the gym was completely covered in orange and black for Senior Night. Tonight, it is all decked out in pink!” said Julie Broxson, smiling.

The time-honored tradition of Pink Out Night was celebrated, as the team faced the Celtics of St. John Neumann. The game was played in honor of all who have been affected by breast cancer. The Lely gym was adorned with posters and all things pink. The evening began with a moment remembering Lely teacher, Beth Johnson, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Survivors Julie Broxson, mother of Lady Trojan captain, Morgan Broxson, and former Lely High School student and teammate, Lorry Sullivan, received recognition for their bravery and pink flowers from the Lely varsity players. Other special guests of the evening included MC2 students from Mrs. Chambers’ class, who all received yellow flowers from the players.

The Lady Trojans dominated the St. John Neumann Celtics with a solid three game victory: 25-10, 25-17, 25-9.

“Tonight, we spread it around, giving more of our players a chance on the court,” explained Lely Assistant Coach Chris Addeo.

Lely’s winning streak continued at Thursday night’s away game against Golden Gate. Final score: 25-14, 25-23, 25-18.

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About MC2: MC2 students have Down syndrome, autism, and intellectual disabilities. They learn life skills and run a Breakfast Café, where teachers can place breakfast orders. This teaches students employability skills, along with daily living and cooking skills to learn independence. All MC2 students are in LHS’s Project Unify Club, which is partnered with the Special Olympics. Every Friday, a group of regular education students joins the MC2 class for lunch, promoting inclusion and acceptance. MC2 students are involved in Special Olympics bowling and basketball.


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