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More than a Game

Pink Out game benefits Rikki Solomon
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Central Heights volleyball hosted its annual “Pink Out” volleyball game on Friday, Oct 20. The Pink Out game this year raised money for Rikki Solomon and brought awareness to cancer and the people battling it.

The volleyball team, parents and others helped to raise money by creating a variety of themed baskets as well as selling “Pink Out” shirts.

“All the volleyball players or their parents came up with a basket,” head volleyball coach Logan Smoak said. “Then we auctioned those off during the game.”

Almost $5,000 was raised from everything that was sold and auctioned off before and during the game.

“At the game, we raised $4,126,” Smoak said. “From the shirt sales, we raised $600.”

The money was raised to help support a Central Heights mom in her fight against cancer.

“It was raised for Rikki Solomon,” Smoak said, “who is the mom of Cole and Collyn Solomon here at Central Heights.”

There were many different kinds of baskets made. One of them was made by Spanish teacher Sharrone King.

“I did the baseball Grayson Rodriguez-themed basket,” King said.

People donated because they wanted to show their care and support for Rikki Solomon throughout her battle.

“I wanted to donate because I wanted to help Cole’s mom. I love Cole and so by extension, I love his mom,” King said. “I wanted to help them any way I could.”

The Pink Out volleyball game is more than just a game. It is a way to support women like Rikki Solomon in their cancer fight.

“Pink out is one of the best games of the year every single year just because it makes it something bigger than a game,” Smoak said. “For me, I think it’s just really cool to find someone here in our community that has the need and try to support them the best we can.”