It was the best way they could think of to honour their friend and classmate. On Friday June 13, a group of volleyball players from Nipawin, along with their coach and parents, made 3.5 hour trip to Saskatoon. At 7:00 p.m. on a windy, rainy evening, the team went to Acute Care Pediatrics in Royal University Hospital to present a cheque to remember Clark Froelich. Froelich spent time in the pediatrics during his battle with Burkitt’s Leukemia. He was 13 years old and in grade 8 when he lost his fight in January 2013.

The NVC Serve-Ivers, along with their coach and parents, presented their donation to staff in Acute Care Pediatrics.

The NVC Serve-Ivers, along with their coach and parents, presented their donation to staff in Acute Care Pediatrics.

The young man inspired his classmates with his compassion, work ethic, sense of humour and determination. The NVC Serve-Ivers, which is a 16UW girls’ volleyball team, wanted to help make it easier for other young people who might have to spend time in hospital. In February 2014, they held a volleyball tournament raising $2,000.00.

The donation will help buy a family bed for the unit as well as a couple of mini-refrigerators that can be placed in a hospital room so a patient doesn’t have to go far to get a cold drink.

Staff from the unit, some of who knew Clark, came out to accept this generous donation and commended the team for their leadership and compassion. Thank-you NVC Serve-Ivers!