Each year, CHSAA participates in USA Volleyball’s Leave a Ball Behind program during its state volleyball tournament.
The program encourages teams to donate gently used volleyballs signed with messages of encouragement and hope. Those balls are then provided to children in undeserved parts of the United States and countries around the world, in the hopes it gives them an opportunity to play and enjoy the sport of volleyball.
Last month, Bradley University in Illinois took those volleyballs, including the ones donated during the CHSAA state tournament, to schools in Morovis, Puerto Rico. Morovis was hit heavily by Hurricane Maria last September, and went nine months without electricity.
Photos of those volleyballs being donated are below.