Sept. 19, 2005
ORLANDO - As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the UCF volleyball team will work to raise funds for the storm's victims, collecting donations before each home match this season. The Golden Knights make their home debut on Sunday, hosting Tulsa at the Education Gym on the UCF campus.
Members of the team will also be hand accepting donations at the Citrus Bowl prior to UCF's football game with Marshall on Saturday.
"This storm was a terrible disaster and there are still people in need," said UCF head coach Meg Colado, a New Orleans native. "There were a lot of people who lost everything. A $1 or $2 donation means a ton to those people. We need to keep giving."
First serve is slated for 1 p.m on Sunday against Tulsa. No admission fee will be charged, but fans are asked to donate at least $1, clothing or canned goods.
All other volleyball contests will be played at UCF Arena.
The Golden Knights will donate all contributions directly to the United Way to support those in need following the storm.