Kelly Voorhies, the fine arts director at Pleasant View Christian School (PVCS), was the guest of honor during a Pink Out volleyball game, the school’s annual breast cancer awareness event.
Each October, the school chooses an individual or group who has been affected by breast cancer and they are honored in a special ceremony.
Voorhies was diagnosed with breast cancer in August and is currently undergoing treatment.
During the ceremony held between the junior varsity and varsity games, each player placed a rose in a basket and hugged each of Voorhies’ family members. Brandon Bell, the school’s athletic director, spoke of her strength, encouragement, and relationship with God. Afterward, the entire gym stood as Rusty Campbell, school administrator, prayed for Voorhies and her family.
The gym and players were decked out in pink, and the fans wore special shirts for the event honoring a woman who is “dear to the hearts of many.”
“The night was filled with competitive volleyball, school spirit, and support for the 2019 Pink Out honoree, Mrs. Kelly Voorhies,” said Misti Harlinger, the school’s Admissions and Marketing Coordinator.
In an intense matchup that went all three sets, the JV team walked away with a victory; however, the varsity team fell short in their hard-fought matchup against Heritage.