EASTERN – A pair of Floyd County high school volleyball teams will be playing for more than a district/conference win this week. Allen Central will host 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival Prestonsburg for a match to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at J.E. Campbell Arena on Wednesday.
Half of all proceeds from the match will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“Your support will enable us to help injured warriors who have fought for our freedom and are returning home from current conflicts and provide assistance to their families,” Allen Central Coach Larry Maynard said. “The Wounded Warrior Project serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Your attendance and/or donations will help us help honor and empower our Wounded Warriors and enables us to help these warriors rebuild their lives. Their injuries affect them for a lifetime and need your support. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.”
As of June 1, Wounded Warrior Project served 71,866 registered alumni and 11,494 registered members, defined as family or caregivers of a registered alumnus.
Allen Central is 9-3 through its first dozen matches.
Prestonsburg owned a 4-4 overall record prior to hosting Betsy Layne on Tuesday. Results from the Prestonsburg-Betsy Layne volleyball match were unavailable at press time.
Allen Central won its fifth straight 15th Region All “A” Classic championship on Thursday.
Over the weekend, Allen Central’s junior varsity team won a tournament in Lexington.
The start time for the Allen Central-Prestonsburg volleyball match is slated for 6 p.m.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.