The Flagstaff High School Eagles volleyball team is hoping to get more than just a win on Tuesday when it hosts its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game in order to raise funds for the North Country's Well Woman Program.
The Eagles, ranked No. 4 in the 4A Conference and headed into the match with a 14-1 record, face the 11th-ranked Bradshaw Mountain Bears for the match that features the two Grand Canyon Region programs. Flagstaff is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness with the match.
The Woman Program, which treats women across five Arizona counties every year, provides diagnostic screenings and cancer treatment to 1,300 under- and uninsured women in the northern and central areas of the state.
"The Treatment Link Program at North Country serves as a vital safety net for those diagnosed with breast cancer," coordinator Elizabeth Markona said in a press release. "Our primary funding source for the program has been Komen Arizona, supplemented by community donations. In 2017, Komen Arizona closed and, going forward, we will depend more than ever on community support to keep the program in place."
There's also competition off the courts surrounding the cause. Flagstaff and Coconino high school student councils each came up for ideas for T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness and will compete in selling the most shirts for the program.
The Eagles will donate a portion of ticket sales. Raffle tickets and a bake sale will also be part of the effort to raise funds.
Tickets are $5 and the varsity match begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call Sandy Quintanilla at (928) 380-3689.