Avery’s Pawsitive Change charity night


On Tuesday, September 27, the Corry volleyball team held their annual charity night. This year’s charity chosen by seniors Tayler Elchynski and Lakota Donaldson was Avery Sontheimer’s organization Avery’s Pawsitive Change.

Avery is a sophomore at Corry High who has been fighting Ewing’s Sarcoma for the last two years. She decided to form an organization called Avery’s Pawsitive Change that helps animals at local ANNA¬† shelters. This foundation is close to her heart because she loves animals so much, and in her future she hopes to open up a veterinarian office here in Corry.

Elchynski and Donaldson chose this charity because it is a very popular organization, and it’s a great cause. Her organization makes a great impact on the Corry community. Since Corry volleyball is a great program, they wanted to shed publicity on her goals for her organization.

That night the theme was a pink out in honor of Avery. The team had special t-shirts made that said Avery’s organization on the front in bright pink lettering. At the volleyball game Avery had a table set up to collect donations from spectators. There were 50/50 tickets that could be bought, and there was a cash prize. There were also raffle tickets with a basket filled with pet items, cash, and lotto tickets. The winner of the raffle basket was Jessica Chase, and Missy Turben was the winner of the 50/50 tickets. Turben kindly chose to donate her cash prize to Avery’s Pawsitive Change. There was over $1,000 raised for Avery’s organization that night.

The Corry Lady Beavers swept the Fairview Tigers ending the night with a 3-0 win.