May 3, 2011
2011 Grass Bash Photo Gallery
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico volleyball program wrapped up its spring season by raising $4,100 at the fourth annual Grass Bash held at Johnson Fields on April 23-24, 2011.
All of the proceeds from the Grass Bash will be donated to the UNM's Children's Hospital. An additional $1,000 will be given towards the Jeanne Fairchild Endowed Scholarship.
Lobo seniors-to-be Allison Buck, Ashley Rhoades and Kelly Williamson recently presented Daniel Jaecks, Associate Director of Development for UNM Hospitals, with a $4,100 check to go towards the efforts of UNMCH.
"When the community comes together and is able to make a difference, its awesome," Jaecks said. "When student-athletes come together, it's that much more special I think. This really makes a difference."
There were 150 teams that participated in the various divisions of the volleyball tournament this year. Some of the teams even included current and former Lobos' players, such as the team of Williamson and Lisa Meeter.
"It feels amazing," Williamson said in reference to being part of the good cause. "We get so much from this community, so we feel it's important to pay it forward."
When it was all said and done, Lobos' head volleyball coach Jeff Nelson was very proud of the way his team has involved itself with the community.
"Our team has made a huge commitment to the community," Nelson said. "The Grass Bash is such a great event. The whole thing is designed to pretty much give everything right back that we bring in."