Last night my wife and I went to a HS Volleyball Game. And I’m glad we did.
This was a GIRLS HS Volleyball game — the kind of game that virtually NO ONE attends outside of immediate family and the coach’s daughter. And we all know that it’s a sad but true fact that girl’s games don’t get the “play” that boy’s games do. And while I love sports, I’m not really IN to volleyball like that, but this game was different.
This game was the last game of the season and our friend’s daughter, a senior, was playing. So we went to cheer her on. And you know what? I didn’t think we would, but we did. We had a blast. Talk about high drama and intense theater and exciting play. At a high school game, at that! They won 3 sets to none, but it was close the whole way. And the winning team had to come back in the second set after being down most of the way. It was a really great game.
So here’s a shout out to the Manassas Park High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team. And here’s a shout out to the sisters of our friend’s daughter. They are a really tight family with a lot of life and love and laughter flowing amongst and between them. Our friends oldest daughters came together and organized a great send off for their little sister and the other senior members of the volleyball team. They had the marching band come play to pep up the fans and many students, including members of the football team, came out as well.
So the next time you’re invited to attend a high school varsity or JV or league game for your friend’s son or daughter, go. Please go. Just like the players and the fans in the photo above, you’ll enjoy cheering and yelling and screaming and stomping a young person on, hopefully to victory. But regardless of the outcome, whether they win or lose, go and cheer for them just like it was your own kid.
You’ll be glad you did.