Lady Warriors volleyball match to honor, support a member of the community

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The Socorro Lady Warriors volleyball team will open up District 3/3A play on Thursday night when it plays host to Hot Springs, but the evening will be about much more than a volleyball match.
On Thursday, the Lady Warriors will raise awareness of breast cancer and in doing so, they’ll keep in mind a Socorro County resident who has been through more than most can imagine.
Trish Woods, mother to John Woods, Gus Woods and Dennis Woods, fought through breast cancer and is still battling the disease. Thursday night will not only be dedicated to her in part, but all proceeds from the day’s fundraising efforts will be donated to help her in her fight against cancer.
There will be a spaghetti dinner at Socorro High School beginning at 4 p.m., and a donation jar will be available as well. Sophia’s Kitchen is providing all of the spaghetti, and there will be a bake sale and breast cancer awareness paraphernalia for sale also.
“It’s a fundraiser slash cancer awareness event,” Socorro head volleyball coach Joni Mauldin said. “We’re going to be honoring volleyball players’ family members as well, who have survived cancer, are surviving cancer, who have died of cancer.”
Dennis Woods, who is currently a member of the Socorro Warriors soccer team, will be on hand to walk for his mother.
The evening will undoubtedly be an emotional one, but there will still be a volleyball match to be played.
“My girls are very emotional girls,” Mauldin said. “It’s a good thing for them to be involved in something more than just playing volleyball.”
If a fan of the sport of volleyball or not, the match is a fantastic way for Socorro County residents to come out, honor and help a member of the community, support the high school and eat some good food with family and friends.
The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.