By Madi Mason
During Severna Park’s Wish Week 2019, a day of student and teacher volleyball games on April 9 will allow the school to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The junior vs. senior boys volleyball game and the student vs. teacher volleyball game have been organized by the leadership classes at SPHS to helps grant the wishes of children who are critically ill.
“It’s about getting our school involved in a world outside of Severna Park and teaching students the importance of giving back,” said Yasmeen Mahmud, one of the leadership students who’s organizing the event and coaching the junior team.
By involving both upperclassmen and teachers in the games, the leadership classes hope to get many people involved and excited about Wish Week.
“I think kids get excited when there’s competition between students and teachers,” Timothy Dunbar said. As both the head varsity volleyball coach and a social studies teacher at SPHS, Dunbar has been involved in both athletics and academics for years. He’s looking forward to the community coming together as well as getting out on a court again and playing for a great cause.
Although many students and teachers are excited about playing, coaching and watching the games, the focus is charity.
“I’m really looking forward to the volleyball game, but if we reach our goal of raising $24,000, I’d be even more excited because it would give us the chance to give a wish to a deserving kid and make a difference in the community,” Mahmud said when asked what she’s looking forward to the most.
Dunbar said, “What matters is that we’re doing something for kids to help them make their wish come true.”
With many exciting events and fundraisers during Wish Week, buying volleyball tickets is the perfect opportunity to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and get involved with Severna Park High School.