CVU girls tennis cleans up, kicks cancer’s ace — Kendall Blanck

To the Editor:

It has recently become a yearly tradition for the CVU Girls Tennis team to put on a car wash to raise money for various causes in Vermont.

photo By Amy DeGroot
Julia Grant, Sophie Dauerman and Abigail Harkness clean up at the CVU tennis team carwash, which raised money for the University of Vermont Cancer Center.

Typically, a portion of the proceeds go to the King Street Youth Center, but this year we chose a recipient that hit closer to the heart of our team. Our assistant coach, Ian DeGroot, has recently been battling cancer and we knew that as a team we wanted to show our support for him and his dedication to the sport.

At the suggestion of our head coach, Amy DeGroot, we chose to donate to the University of Vermont Cancer Center. To raise the money, we undertook two fundraising events. First, we sold cancer awareness bracelets. For those that are familiar with tennis terminology, the red and white bracelets bore the statement “Kick Cancer’s Ace.”

Next was our annual car wash held on May 20 at the Shelburne Supermarket. We washed the cars of community members ranging from teenagers to senior citizens. We are extremely grateful to those who have generously contributed to support us and our cause.

Kendall Blanck
CVU girls tennis team member

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