Volleyball to play for nation’s military and patriots

09.03.2013 | By Amanda L. Booren

Volleyball to play for nation’s military and patriots

Amanda L. Booren -- September 4, 2013


PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College volleyball team is hosting a Patriots Day Tournament this weekend, but it’s about much more than a game on the court.

San Jacinto College, Western Texas College, Hill College, Hillsborough Community College, and Victoria College will all participate in this weekend’s tournament. Donations will be accepted on both days, and all proceeds collected will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. This donation will be from all five colleges participating in the tournament.

“We wanted a way to honor our nation’s military and patriots, and their families, and thank them for their service to our country,” said 12th year Head Coach Sharon Nelson. “We encourage fans to wear red on Friday and a patriotic shirt on Saturday to show support for all who serve. We will also hold a moment of silence to remember those who are currently deployed, those who gave some, and those who gave all.”

The Patriots Day Tournament begins Friday, Sept. 6, at 12 p.m., when fourth-ranked San Jacinto College (4-4) takes on Western Texas College. All matches will be played at Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

Tournament Schedule
Friday, September 6

12 p.m. - San Jacinto College vs. Western Texas College
2 p.m. - Hill College vs. Hillsborough Community College
4 p.m. - San Jacinto College vs. Victoria College
6 p.m. - Western Texas College vs. Hill College
8 p.m. - Hillsborough Community College vs. Victoria College

Saturday, September 7

10 a.m. - Hillsborough Community College vs. Western Texas College
12 p.m. - San Jacinto College vs. Hillsborough Community College
2 p.m. - Victoria College vs. Hill College
4 p.m. - Victoria College vs. Western Texas College
6 p.m. - San Jacinto College vs. Hill College


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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