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Volleyball camp gives back

Sports in Brief

SC Spirit of Excellence will host a volleyball fundraiser next Friday, Nov. 22, at Elphinstone Secondary School.

Former national player Jan Richey and her fellow volleyball club coaches will teach skills to students in grades 5 to 9. The Elphi senior girls will be junior coaches, guaranteeing a fun-filled day with competitions and exciting prizes donated by Volleyball Stuff, Canadaís premier volleyball store.

Boys and girls in grades 5 and 6 can join from 9 to 11 a.m. and grades 7 to 9 can attend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Arrive early to watch Richey running a drill demo for the junior instructors from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Parents can register their children at for $25, which includes a camp shirt. Students can save a spot by emailing

The late Connor Richey (Janís son) comes from a family of outstanding athletes, including his twin brother Stuart, who plays volleyball for Thompson Rivers University, and sister Kyla, a five-time national champion who is currently enjoying a professional contract in Turkey, Europeís leading country in volleyball, after finishing her first professional contract in Germany.

The Sunshine Coast Credit Union announced a generous donation to support Connor Richeyís Legacy Fund, which will benefit junior golf players through mentoring programs and memberships. Talent will be identified at school junior clinics.†

BC Lacrosse hands out awards

The British Columbia Lacrosse Association held its annual general meeting Oct. 18 to 20 in Whistler with more than 460 participants on-hand, and also handed out year-end awards.

Nineteen Merit Awards were handed out along with the associationís Presidentís Awards to 46 people from the respective community associations.

The award promotes and celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and is an opportunity to acknowledge and thank individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to lacrosse within their organization.

Terry Ratcliff was presented with the award for the Sunshine Coast Minor Lacrosse Association.



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