WRENTHAM — Superintendent Rich Drolet and Principal Nicole Bottomley are pleased to share that the King Philip Regional Girls Volleyball Team has once again helped to spread the spirit of giving this season, donating pies to local food pantries and organizations ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the KP Girls Volleyball Team sorted 69 Lyman Orchards apple crumb pies to be delivered to the Wrentham Food Pantry, Norfolk Food Pantry, Plainville Food Pantry and Gilly’s House.
“I would like to recognize the King Philip Girls Volleyball Team, which, for the third year in a row, has embraced the spirit of giving during the holidays through this fundraiser,” said Superintendent Drolet. “We are proud to recognize these students for their commitment to helping those in need and serving the community in which they live.”
As part of the fundraiser, the team set up an online fundraising page and all 43 players were given a link to share. Using the link, people could either purchase a pie for personal consumption or purchase a pie to be donated. A portion of the proceeds from all pies bought, either personal or for donation, went toward the King Philip Regional Girls Volleyball Team.
In total, the team sold 340 pies with 69 of them being donated to local charities.
Once the pies were delivered to the school on Oct. 24, the volleyball team organized pick-up times for those who purchased pies and also coordinated delivery times to bring donated pies to the local charities.
“Each year this fundraiser has served as a great way for our student-athletes to not only raise money for their program but also as a way for them to give to those who are less fortunate and embrace what it means to be a team player,” said Principal Bottomley.
This is the third consecutive year that the volleyball team has partnered with MCM Fundraising to participate in the Lyman Orchards Pie Fundraiser. Each year, MCM Fundraising hosts online fundraising campaigns with donations benefiting local communities.