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Sheriff's Volleyball League teaches girls more than just a sport


Sheriff's Volleyball League teaches girls more than just a sport
Statesville Record & Landmark

The volleyball league recently wrapped up its season, but Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell said, he expects it to be even more popular when it begins late next winter.The league, funded by grant monies, started play earlier this month, and is providing a unique opportunity for girls ages 9 to 15, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell. The grant funds are used to pay for T-shirts and referees while coaches volunteer their time. The Iredell-Statesville School System allows the league to use at gym at an ISS school â this year and last West Iredell High School was the site of the games.Campbell said the league is growing up leaps and bounds. Last year, the Brown sisters were among 210 girls participating in the league. This year, he said, 245 girls signed up to play.He said the choice to hold the games in the spring was in order not to compete with school volleyball teamsCampbell said the volleyball league is open to all girls 9 to 15 across the county and the girls get the opportunity to hone their volleyball skills and make friends with others from outside their normal school group.

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