Community can get involved at Smyrna High volleyball match Thursday, Sept. 21 and football game Friday, Sept. 22.

This week, the staff and students of Smyrna School District will celebrate yellow and gold to help bring awareness to childhood cancer with two chances for the community to get involved at the high school volleyball match Sept. 21 and at the high school football game Sept. 22.

Every day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer, and childhood cancer has touched the lives of several families in the community. Unfortunately, every three minutes parents hear those four devastating words, “Your child has cancer.”

The district will come together to help raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research so that one day no parent or child has to hear those words.

On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m., the Smyrna High School volleyball team will be “Bumping Out” childhood cancer at their Be Bold Go Gold game while raising money for Kay’s Kamp. The camp in Delaware provides children battling cancer and those in remission the opportunity to participate in a unique camping experience promoting fun and normalcy – free of charge.

On Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Smyrna High School football team will tackle childhood cancer at the Go Gold game. The game is designated to raise awareness and honor the children and families who have battled cancer or are in treatment. Each child is our hero who provides inspiration with their bravery and strength.

The heroes scheduled to be honored on the field before the game include: Alice Chastain, Jadon Denson, David Fu, Kate McKinery, Manny Patterson, Nathan Brown and Colby Atkinson, with words in memory of Kylie Penuel.

Players and cheerleaders will be showing their spirit with lots of gold.

Stop by the Letterman’s Club table at the game to purchase Cookies for Childhood Cancer or get a gold ribbon to wear.

Fans are encouraged to show support by wearing gold.

For more information, email virginia.atkinson@smyrna.k12.de.us or jennifer.lindell@smyrna.k12.de.us.