Members of the Prince Albert Fire Department will take on the Rivier Academy senior girls volleyball team in a effort to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Adam Dziadyk, a firefighter and member of the department’s charity committee, said admission to the match at Rivier Academy will be no more than $5 with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
“They (Rivier girls) thought it would be a neat idea to do a girls versus guys type of thing to raise money for the Red Cross and ultimately provide financial aid for the Philippines,” Dziadyk said. “We felt this is a great cause.”
Dziadyk said his crew plays volleyball recreationally from time to time, but the Rivier girls should have the upper hand in Thursday’s game.
“We haven't touched a volleyball in a while,” he said. “They are the ones training for it and we aren't so it should be an interesting game.”
Dziadyk said his department is always willing to participate in charitable events. Last year, Dziadyk and his crew took on the Rivier girls in a basketball match, again with the proceeds going to charity.
The boys at the fire department face-off against the senior girls at Rivier Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.