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York Suburban volleyball hosting annual white out to benefit cancer patients

Thursday's boys' volleyball match between York Suburban and Northeastern figures to have rather significant ramifications. Both teams are 6-0 in YAIAA play. Both are ranked in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association's latest poll.

Beyond that, the contest also represents a chance to support a pair of good causes.

York Suburban will use the game to hold its fourth-annual white out night to raise money for the Cancer Patient Help Fund. The fundraiser is held to honor Clark Fisher, whose sons played volleyball for the Trojans. Fisher also served the program as a parent, coach and line judge. Fisher passed away from lung cancer two-and-a-half years ago.

This year's event will target another cause, as well. Northeastern senior Tanner Sweitzer was recently diagnosed with a heart condition that will force him to miss the entire season. As a result, Suburban plans to split any donations with the American Heart Association.

Suburban raised more than $1,000 during last year's event, Trojans coach Jamie Evans said. The program is hoping to beat that total this year.