By Pat Brozynski

Teams are taking the court to help others

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The Lyons Township volleyball program will host a charity event to benefit the Sarcoma Foundation on Tuesday, October 11 when the Lions host Hinsdale Central. The event will honor Erin Potts, a volleyball player at Lyons who passed away in December 2009 from sarcoma cancer.

Volleyball players are selling T-shirts, and all proceeds will go to the foundation. Donations will be accepted at the gate on the day of the match.

Rosary will be hosting a "Kills for Kylie" fundraiser when it hosts Montini on Monday, October 3.

Kylie Schalz, who played at Rosary from 2004-2007, has severe scoliosis. Last June, she went in for surgery to help correct the curvature that was starting to affect internal organs. During the surgery, the doctors noticed that nerve conduction was cut off at T4 and stopped the surgery.

Although the spinal cord had not been compromised, Schalz was paralyzed from mid-back down. Once the swelling went down, some feeling and movement have returned, but she has had to learn to walk all over again.

Schalz was at the Rehabilitation Institute all summer and is now home, but still needs braces to walk. She had been attending Oakland University in Michigan where she was playing softball.

"Kylie is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached and her goal is to get herself back on the softball field and playing again," Rosary volleyball coach Lisa Kasper said. "She has a very long way to go to reach that goal, and she needs our help and support."

Lakes Community and Antioch will combine forces to "Volley for the Cure" on Monday, October 3 at lakes. Both schools hope to exceed last year's numbers - in the stands (last year was standing room only) and in money collected.

During the past three years, the teams have raised nearly $30,000 at this event. All proceeds from this event go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Research. There will be several raffles, activities, and a special recognition of Breast Cancer survivors throughout the evening.

For more information, contact Lakes coach Molly May at or Carla Thompson

The St. Charles North and East volleyball programs will host their third annual "Volley for the Cure" match on Tuesday, October 4 at St. Charles North. All proceeds are donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Wheaton Warrenville South and Naperville Central will hold their annual game to benefit the "Volley for the Cure" on Monday, October 3 in Naperville. However, the DuPage Valley Conference rivals have made it easier for their friends and families to donate by providing an online link to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Online donations made to the following link will be credited to the WW South/Naperville Central "Volley for the Cure" effort, which raised more than $30,000 in 2010 after collecting more than $20,000 in donations in 2009.

To donate on behalf of WW South and Naperville Central, go to

For more information, contact Colleen Abrahamovich at (630) 947-3714 or Vickie Bischoff at (773) 491-5247.

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