Upper Dublin volleyball marathon for charity nets $5,000
FORT WASHINGTON Students and staff at Upper Dublin High School held their 35th annual volleyball marathon for charity on Friday and Saturday and received pledges for more than $5,000, organizer Chris Smith said.
Sponsored by the school's Student Government Association, the event, held from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday in the school's main gymnasium, benefited the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"It's our version of the 'Thon' done by PSU," Smith said, referring to the annual charity dance-a-thon held at Pennsylvania State University over the weekend. "We don't dance. We play volleyball all night long."
Smith said that approximately 150 students and staff formed 12 teams, with the Lone Survivors, captained by Ryan Siwinski, emerging as the champions.
Smith said that many local businesses donated food and drink
"It was a great opportunity for the students to get involved in helping others in the community, and in a fun way," Smith said. - Inquirer staff