Highland Mid-Kids Radio Club Report on Hope For A Cure Event

The Highland Mid-Kids Radio Club is here to tell us more about an upcoming benefit event in Highland County.

“Hi, my name is Amelia Good, and I’m here with the Highland Mid-Kids to do an interview with Miss Wood. Can you please introduce yourself?”

“Hi, I’m Cindy Wood. I’m the head volleyball coach here at Highland High School.”

Hi, I’m Savannah – could you please tell us about the Hope Match?”

“Sure – on Friday, November 11th at six o’clock in the Highland High School gym, we’re going to have a Hope for A Cure volleyball match. The money that we raise that night will be donated to our local Department of Social Services for people who may need money to get to cancer treatments, or anything that they need for cancer related expenses that may not be covered by insurance or other means.”

“My name is Eleanor – can you tell us who plays in the Hope Match?”

“Yes, middle school JV and varsity volleyball teams will have their own separate matches, and they will be challenging the “Oldies But Goodies.” They can be parents, staff members, community members, coaches – just anyone out there who’s willing to challenge the middle school and JV and varsity volleyball teams.”

“Hi, I’m Sarah. How do people let you know that they’re interested in playing in the match?”

“Well, people can give me a call at my office office at 540-468-6366 or they can send me an email – cwood@highland.k12.va.us.”

“Is there a fee for the game and will there be concessions?”

“The fee to get in will be free-will donation, so whatever people would like to give or can give. We’ll also have a bake sale which will help with the cancer fund. And the concessions will be provided by the Athletic Boosters this year.”

“Is there any other events going on that night?”

Well, we hope to have some little mini games where we have a service game, where you have for dollar, serve, try to hit a target to win prizes. We may try to do some other little raffles or little things like that just to help raise money for our local needs.”

“How many years have we been doing the Hope Match?”

“Well, we started out with a Pink Night Match, where we always donated the money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And then throughout the years, we transferred to different cancer foundations, and then we decided, let’s keep the money in our local community. That’s why we give it to the Department of Social Services, so It’s been several years going on.”

This has been the Highland Mid-Kids Radio Club for Allegheny Mountain Radio.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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