Since its inception, the Dynasty Volleyball Club has been committed to a philosophy of "training the whole person." We feel strongly that it is vital to teach our girls to give back to our community through service. Each season, every team and player in the club performs at least 8 hours of service through a team service project. This page is dedicated to recognizing their efforts.
14 Grey supported their teammate, Anna, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by participating in the JDRF One walk on 10/10/15 and by making donations to JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
11 Black sorted food at Harvesters over the Christmas Holidays.
15Blue volunteers for KU Special Olympics volleyball! The girls loved the experience and gave lots of smiles, encouragement, and even scrimmaged alongside the Special Olympic athletes.
15-Blue completed their community service this morning by participating in the Racin' with Mason 5K. Mason is a 4th grade student in Lansing who was critically sick over Thanksgiving with influenza A and pneumonia who had to be put on life support for 8 days in order to save his life. The Lansing community has rallied behind the family, Mason's dad is the Lansing AD, and put on this run to help offset some of the medical bills. 15-Blue collected $500 to donate to the family and participated in the run. Mason is on his way to a full recovery and we were happy to be a part of this event.
11 Blue collected donations and created gifts/toys for the pets at Great Plains SPCA. "We want to give a big round of ap-PAWS to the awesome ladies of Dynasty Volleyball Club Team 11-Blue for collecting donations for our shelter pets at their holiday party instead of exchanging gifts. Pretty awesome, right? Thanks, ladies, and good luck with your season!"
14-blue volunteered with the Special Olympics of Douglas County volleyball team. They had a blast and the Special Olympic athletes loved the girls!
13 Gray completed their community service project by putting together 100 snack bags for the 'Ronald McDonald Room' for families with children in the Intensive Care Unit at Children's Mercy Hospital.
12 Blue performed their community service by making blankets for Children's Mercy
14 Blue completed their community service at Unleashed Pet Recue. The girls made blankets, collected supplies, and worked a all day adoption event.
11 Gray performed their community service by making blankets for patients at Shawnee Mission Hospital
16 Blue performed their community service on January 11 when they worked at the Ronald McDonald House.
17 Black girls volunteered at The Farmer’s House Market by cutting rose bushes, package pies for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and making specialty sacks for their merchandise.
The mission of the Farmer’s House Market is to provide a community-integrated hands-on work environment that will provide youth and adults with developmental disabilities practical vocational skills. These skills will be learned by operating a cash register, making change, stocking shelves, interacting with customers, planning, tending and harvesting the market garden, and so much more! In 2006 a group of parents gathered to discuss their hopes and dreams for their children with developmental disabilities. Like most parents their biggest request was that their children’s future include a safe environment for their individual needs and a fulfilling and valued lifestyle. Out of these dreams The Farmer’s House, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)(3), was born. The idea of a working farm where children, youth and young adults could live, work, play and grow took shape and the process of learning as much as possible about existing farm or ranch communities for individuals with developmental disabilities was undertaken.
Christmas gifts purchased by the Dynasty 17 Black team for the families in need at the elementary school that Coach Madison Teaches at in the Belton School District.
18 Blue completed their community service by writing and sending cards to our soldiers serving in harms way.
14 Blue raised $1,770 for Special Olympics and to celebrate, they jumped into a 35 degree lake. They participated in the Polar Plunge at Shawnee Mission Park today!
The girls of 16 Blue committed to making creative "WELCOME" signs for the incoming patients at Delmar Gardens medical facility where Dynasty Coach Tara Rexroat does her clinicals. The signs tend to put new incoming patients at ease while they are checking in to the facility. The team created some very artistic signs which are already being put to good use at the facility.
16 Black participated in Adopt A Student during the holidays and purchased numerous gifts for many students at Coach Madison Benton’s school, Gladden Elementary School, in Belton, MO. The athletes and families purchased, wrapped several gifts and made 7 student's Christmas one to remember.
In addition to our Adopt A Student we also sponsored the Adopt A Family program thru Salvation Army. 16 Black made arrangements and our athletes and families purchased, wrapped, and delivered several items for three families.
16 Black participated in the second annual Cookie Sale for Lawrence Art Center. The girls set up the cookie sale trays and handed out flyers to parade attendees at the Lawrence Old Time Parade in Lawrence, KS on December 1st.
The members of Dynasty 10 Black made toys for the cats residing at the Humane Society.
Madison Rohr has donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. To find out more about this organization go to:www.locksoflove.org/
Dynasty 17 Black collected towels, blankets, and supplies for State Line Animal Shelter for their community service project.
The 15 Black girls made cookies and door hangers for the residents of The Forum Retirement Center. They delivered the items and had a great time playing bingo with the residents.
14 Blue made blankets for the Heartland Animal Shelter. Each animal who gets spayed or neutered gets a blanket after surgery to feel safe and keep them warm.
13 Blue at Homestead Assisted Living Center made cookies and holiday posters for residents, played balloon volleyball and had dinner with the residents.
The 11 Blue Team designed and made Holiday Cards and delivered them to residents at Sweet Life Assisted Senior Living Home in advance of Christmas, and also has participated in collecting clothes and food for Operation Breakthrough.
11 Black decorated cookies and 13 Black delivered the cookies to the homes that surround the Dynasty Volleyball Academy.
12 Black proudly completed their community service hours today by assisting Safe Harbor Prison Dogs in the adoption of nearly a dozen animals at the PetSmart in Shawnee. They also made fleece blankets for the dogs. Safe Harbor focuses on giving rescued dogs a second chance at life by taking them from high-kill animal shelters across the Midwest and placing them in the Lansing Correctional Facility where they are trained and socialized by inmates. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and current on heartworm preventative before they are placed in their new forever homes.
For more information or to adopt a dog from Safe Harbor, please visit their website at www.safeharborprisondogs.com
The 11 Black team, shown above, made blankets for children having surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. All DYNASTY teams complete eight hours of community service prior to their first tournament. Club Director, Bryon Larson, says, "It's a great way for our kids to get out and do a little something for others. We are blessed to have supportive familes who embrace the projects."
13 Black served at the Hope Faith Ministries Day Shelter in KCMO helping sort clothing donations.
The 11 grey team made Christmas cards for the patients of Children's Mercy hospital and various nursing homes around the area. They also hosted a canned good drive for Harvesters.
12 Blue made Holiday Cards for the kids at Children's Mercy.
The 15 Blue collected canned goods to donate to Harvesters.
The 11 Black team made blankets for children having surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
13 Black made Valentines cards for kids at Children's Mercy Hospital.
The 15 Blue girls visited a local Walmart to purchase, assemble and deliver toiletry totes to Hope House, a local domestic violence shelter that provides services forming a safety net of prevention, education and support for more than 10,000 victims of domestic violence every year. Residential and outreach services are provided through two secure locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit , Missouri (the Kansas City metro area).
The 11 Black Team proudly completed their community service hours earlier this month by working on three very worthwhile projects. The girls made a variety of dog and cat toys for the Olathe Animal Shelter; spent an afternoon working at Harvester's Community Food Bank; and participated in the Backpacks for the Hungry program sponsored by the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.
14 Blue performed a portion of their community service commitment by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald house on December 3. They cleaned throughout, including windows, refrigerators, microwaves and in the nursury and laundry room. They also sorted the donations in the storage room. Next the team will be volunteering on December 17 at City Union Mission.