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    Volleyball 4 Autism is a hit

    By Jonathan Forsgren,

    27 days ago

    BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Students at a local college hosted a charity event for a noble cause, all while having a ball!

    The New River Community and Technical College’s Social Behavioral Sciences Department served up a charity event for autism. The department held its annual “Volleyball 4 Autism” tournament to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Competitors of all levels were invited to play in the tournament and were separated into two divisions based on skill. Co-ed teams of 8 partook in the event and were required to have the same number of males and females on the floor at all times.

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    Event Volunteer, Lola Rizer, says even if volleyball’s not your thing, you don’t have to have to get on the court to offer support.

    “Volleyball for autism is one of those things that the whole community can help out with. It’s. You don’t even have to play volleyball. You can just come out and support. But the goal, of course, is to raise awareness. And having a child with disabilities myself, it’s always good to interact with other families, some parents, and show our support,” said Rizer.

    The event also had a treats for sale, a silent auction, and raffle for attendees. Funds raised will go to autism research done by SPARKforautism.

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