Mount Ida Women's Volleyball Volunteers at Jimmy Fund Walk
The Mount Ida College women’s volleyball team volunteered this past Sunday at the 2010 22nd Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. More than 8,000 walkers participated in the Boston Marathon course to support the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber.
The girls worked from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. passing out water, Gatorade, food, directing walkers, cheering on survivors and representing Mount Ida proud.
“It was a great experience. All of the girls worked very hard,” said senior captain Kira Feeter (Keene, NH/Keene). “It was very inspirational and the volunteer committee asked us to come back and participate next year. Which I am hoping will happen.”
In his ninth year has head women’s volleyball coach at Mount Ida College, Skip Tately was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2009. Tately has gone through the process of hormone and radiation treatment through the spring and summer months with early indications showing a very positive outlook for the future.
“Many of the players have had friends and family members effected by cancer,” said coach Tately. “As a current cancer patient I am very proud and appreciative that the players are willing to give of their valuable free time to support an effort that hits so close to home for me.
*Courtesy Mount Ida College Athletic Communications