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Bump, Set, and Spike for a Cure!

It is time to get active for a good cause! Emily Laput had recently hosted her second annual Spike for a Cure! event at Connecticut Sports Center in Woodbridge from 8:30 am-4:30 pm on April 6th. With a total of 32 teams and over 192 participants, teams came from as far as Maine to play for a cure.

Regularly volunteering at the Seymour Pink gift shop, Laput has been a Seymour Pink activist for over two years. Seymour Pink’s mission is to bring the community together in the fight against breast cancer, as well as, supporting breast cancer research.

Seymour Pink played an important role in Laput’s middle school career. Last year, Emily brought Seymour Pink to Long River Middle School through an after school volleyball competition named Spike For a Cure!, a bonding event that raises money for breast cancer research.Within a year’s time, the tournament has grown from a local middle school to a widespread local event within The Valley and its neighboring towns.

All teams played one game and then were broken into brackets, resulting in double eliminations. Brown Roofing, a house roofing company, had sponsored three courts for the event in support of Emily’s mission. Edward Griffin, owner of Brown Roofing is pleased to have had the opportunity to help out a very important cause.

“I decided that I wanted to get involved in this amazing foundation, and  to donate in order to help Spike for a Cure!”, said Griffin.

The competition had been open for the whole community to both participate and watch. “Anyone can play,” stated Laput, “Spike for a Cure is also a social event. It is about the community coming together to support breast cancer awareness.”

All that came to the event had received a raffle ticket for the chance to win prizes. Teams that were eliminated early were encouraged to stay and watch until the raffle had been drawn. Everyone is welcome to join Laput as she will annually host this event each year. Join her as she “Bumps, Sets, and Spikes for a Cure!

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