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Central and Centennial volleyball players pose for a photo Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Hessel Park in Champaign wearing the special uniform tops they will don for their Volley for the Cure game Tuesday, Oct. 8, to support the fight against breast cancer. they will sport on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. From left are Mira Chopra, Elise Bossenbroek, Kelsey Wells, Aleyah Hubbard, Abby Barger, Haley Hartleb, Anna Caughey, Katelyn Swartz, Micaela Katterhenry, McKenna Pruitt, Angela Maligaya, Sarah Cleveland, Leah Luchinski, Alara Mosley, Annabel Thorstenson, Ashlyn Perry, Kanay Benschneider, Jonah Wilson, Maggie Pitcher and Abby Good.

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To help spotlight tonight’s annual Volley for the Cure match in Champaign, we asked volleyball rivals Centennial and Central if some of their players would join us at Hessel Park over lunch Monday.

Thanks to the many Maroons and Chargers who played along — and nice — by sporting special uniform tops they’ll wear tonight.

An even better scene will play out before the 7 p.m. match at Centennial, when breast-cancer survivors will join players on the court for the national anthem. Proceeds from the event go to the Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

Visit on Wednesday for photo editor Robin Scholz’s photos and preps coordinator Colin Likas’ video story.


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