Called “The Battle of the Bosses II,” a team from the Monroe cluster schools will meet a similar team from the Forest Hills cluster in a charity volleyball tournament to be held at the Forest Hills High School gym on Monday, March 26, 2012 beginning at 6:30 PM.
The Forest Hills “Yellow Jackets” team captained by FHHS Principal Kevin Plue will face the Monroe “Red Hawks” team captained by Rod Miller, Principal of Monroe High School.
Faculty and staff from the other UCPS schools in the cluster will make up the rest of the teams.
The best of three games tournament winner will receive a trophy to display at their school and bragging rights.
To make the contest a little more interesting for spectators, a special set of rules has been created for the event and the tournament referee will be UCPS Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis.
“We’re looking forward to a fun event for the whole family,” said UCPEF Chairman Jeff Bass. “We deeply appreciate these schools and Dr. Davis pitching in to help the Foundation build its identity and support in the community by putting on this tournament. I am sure sports fans will see a great display of athletic skill and prowess from these two teams,” he added. In addition to the tournament, the Foundation’s board of directors will be introduced and on hand to meet and welcome guests.
Tickets for “The Battle of the Bosses” will be available at the door and are $5.00 for adults and students 12 and up; $3.00 for students and children ages six to 11. Children age five and under will be admitted free.
Concessions will be available and all proceeds from the event will go to support the Union County Public Education Foundation.
The first “Battle” was held on February 21 and featured teams from the Weddington and Marvin Ridge cluster schools. The Weddington cluster won the first tournament with over 400 people in attendance. The foundation raised $2,600 from the event.
The independent, community based foundation was formally created in mid-2011 with a 13-member board and a mission to support Union County Public Schools by providing needed funding to offset budget and revenue shortfalls due to dwindling state and county funds and to ensure that every child in Union County has the opportunity to succeed.
To learn more about the organization and its mission, visit their website at www.ucedfoundation.org.
This article was provided courtesy of the Union County Public Education Foundation.