There’s a ton of excitement surrounding the buildup to Club 940 Volleyball’s inaugural season, but remember that while volleyball is finally here, a more important season is also upon us – the season of serving in our community.
Club 940 players will be out in full force this Sunday (December 9) as we volunteer at the Mission Moms Christmas Holiday Blessings event. This event, which runs from 2-5 p.m. at Harpool Middle School, is open to anyone as we try to serve more than 600 families in our own backyard who could use a helping hand during the holidays.
Players will help sort and assemble bags of food between their normal practice times (2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.) and will also spend time loading them into the cars of families and school counselor reps who come in person.
The rest of the Christmas bags will be delivered to homes throughout Denton County by Mission Moms volunteers.
“The families we serve qualify for free or reduced meals through the state, so when we are on these holiday breaks, their kids don’t get breakfast and lunch at school or the Friday snack packs we help them with,” Mission Moms founder Kathryn Flores said. “The families said that while gifts are amazing and bring light to the holiday season, they really just need food. We’ve never attempted to serve these many families, and we’re excited to have Club 940 join us.”
Serving on and off the court is the name of the game
The Christmas Holiday Blessings event is the second of what we hope will be hundreds of volunteer activities our girls take part in. In October, Club 940 was involved in a service project called Operation Gratitude, where our girls sent more than 300 pounds of candy, care packages, and letters of gratitude to our troops serving at home and overseas.
The bottom line is this: Club 940 Volleyball wants to do more than focus all of its attention on aces and kills and wins and losses. We want our girls to be leaders in everything they do, whether it be sports, friendships, family, or everyday life. We want them to understand the value of helping those who face challenging circumstances and give them the kindness that our own families and children have been blessed to experience.
“We want to put the spirit of the holiday season ahead of the girls’ volleyball season,” Club 940 president Jennifer Homeyer said. “Yes, the volleyball season is here, but so is Christmas, and there are so many children who don’t have the same privileges. I’m so proud of what our girls have already done, and we can’t wait to get out there on Sunday.”
We invite you to read more about Mission Moms at the link provided above as well as its Facebook page. Mission Moms helps underserved families and is currently up to 51 schools between Lewisville ISD, Denton ISD, Northwest ISD, Bridgeport ISD, and Argyle ISD. At Thanksgiving, the organization served 583 families with frozen turkeys and bags of food to make a quality meal. It is estimated that Mission Moms will be able to serve 682 families for its Christmas event.
Join us at Club 940 today!
We know you have options when deciding on a club volleyball program to get involved with. There are hundreds of great Club organizations out there for you to choose from, and we sincerely hope you will consider Club 940 as the best option for your daughter. We want our families to feel that we are a value-add and that they can get an unrivaled volleyball experience right in their own community.