What a day! What a day! On Wednesday, March 16th, the opening ceremony for the newly added sand volleyball court was held. It was spectacular. Providence students, staff, and faculty along with William Carey International University (WCIU) staff came to this momentous event. Justin Bond, a sophomore, said that it “finally feels like Providence again!”
Others who liked the fact that a volleyball court was being added did not come because they are not players. Linnea Hargreaves, a sophomore, commented jokingly that “they dug their feet into the sand and spiked the ball into someone’s face.”
Dr. Halvorson spoke on behalf of Providence and explained how WCIU and Providence worked together on this project. The sand was graciously donated for the cause and Providence provided the rest of the materials. WCIU provided the labor.
Jeff Munive, a senior, cut the tape with a huge smile on his face. After the tape was cut mixed teams of Providence students and WCIU workers who built the court played together for the first game ever.
Providence’s resident volleyball fanatic, Deb Gorter, a senior, said, “I’m so excited! This sand volleyball court will get a lot of use and it will build both our Providence community as well as our community with WCIU!” She played in high school, went on to play on Providence teams, and still loves the sport very much. As one of the most excited students, Deb was out on the court for the first game.