April 10, 2014

Volleyball Set for Spring Play Day; Spike Against Stigma Event

YORK, Pa. – The York College volleyball team will be hosting its spring play day on Saturday in conjunction with its second annual Spike Against Stigma event to help raise awareness and erase the stigma associated with mental illness.

York has invited Franklin & Marshall, Mary Washington, McDaniel, Millersville and Stevenson to compete at the spring play day and each team will take part in the Spike Against Stigma event.

Games will be played in a round-robin format on two separate courts inside Wolf Gymnasium with the first two games starting at 12:30 p.m.

The Spartan volleyball squad has worked with former York Catholic and Slippery Rock University volleyball player Sarah Cadwallader who started organizing Spike Against Stigma events at SRU after her family suffered a personal tragedy. Four years ago Cadwallader's brother, who had suffered with mental illness throughout his life, committed suicide and since then Cadwallader has used the sport of volleyball to help spread awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention 

Members of the York County Coalition for Suicide Prevention will also be in attendance to distribute information to help raise awareness and educate people about mental health issues. The York County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a local division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which is the nation's leading organization in bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes.

2014 spring play day schedule:

                                          Court 1                                               Court 2

12:30                     F&M vs. Millersville                       Stevenson vs. McDaniel

1:30                        York vs. Millersville                 McDaniel vs. Mary Washington

2:30                  York vs. Mary Washington                     F&M vs. Stevenson

3:30            Millersville vs. Mary Washington                 F&M vs. McDaniel

4:30                        York vs. Stevenson                        McDaniel vs. Millersville

5:30                             York vs. F&M                     Stevenson vs. Mary Washington