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VSS volleyball event raises $2,600 for the Emily Dahl Foundation

Abby Lawlor and Mollie English helped put together the special charity match last month
Abby Lawlor and Mollie English (white shirts) present a $2,600 check to Sherman Dahl (The Emily Dahl Foundation) and Leanne Hammond (Community Foundation) on behalf of Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy. (Contributed)

The Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy hosted a special charity match before Christmas (Dec. 16) that helped to raise $2,600 for the Emily Dahl Foundation.

Organized by Abby Lawlor and Mollie English, two senior academy students as a part of their Serve It Up projects, the special match was played in the Vernon Secondary School gym on Friday, Dec. 18.

“What an incredible result from these young ladies,” said Beyond Sport Inc. president Troy Lorensen. “The basic source of all happiness is a sense of kindness and warm-heartiness towards others and this energy from this event was all about just that.”

Community Foundation spokesperson Leanne Hammond was also impressed with the fundraiser, saying that “their determination and compassion are ever present.”

The Emily Dahl Foundation is managed under the umbrella of The Community Foundation North Okanagan. The foundation’s goal is to cultivate the compassion and kindness that is naturally in us all.

For more information on the foundation, please visit

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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