Volleyball for a good cause. On Monday, the Fremont Ross volleyball teams held a fundraiser to help families affected by childhood cancer.
For Warren Brown of Clyde, the fundraiser hit home. He and his family know first hand what it's like to lose a child to the disease. His daughter, Alexa, 11, lost her battle with brain cancer in 2009.
"She developed cancer and passed away when she was 11," Brown said. "As a result, we've established a couple of funds specifically in her memory."
Because so many other children in Clyde have been affected by cancer, the volleyball team took the court to raise money for the cause.
"I grew up in Clyde myself so most of us know the families that have children that's been affected by this disease," Time Honacker, Fremont Ross volleyball booster, said.
Honacker says over the years, the players have raised money for different organizations. But is was shortly after Alexa lost her battle, that they decided to make a change.
"Clyde's the community next door, ALexa's sister teaches in our school system so it really hits home," Honacker explains.
All of the money collected wills stay in Sandusky County. It will help with fuel, food, or any other cost a family fighting cancer may need. For Brown, its an overwhelming feeling to see so many people coming together in his daughters name.
"Anytime anybody does anything in Alexa's memory or in her honor, I am as I am right now, moved to tears," Brown said.
Even though it was an emotional day, Brown takes comfort knowing the community is behind the cause.
If you need help from Alexa's Butterflies of Hope contact the Brown family.