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Volleyball tournament continues to shed light and hope for families of suicide

Volleyball tournament continues to shed light and hope for families of suicide. (NTV News)

An annual volleyball tournament continues to help shine a beacon of light and hope that surrounds a very tough topic - suicide.

Nine teams came out for a bit of fun in the sand in Kearney on Saturday, at the third annual Dave Griek LOSS Volleyball Scramble. It supports the Central Nebraska LOSS team, whose members serve as outreach and liaisons for families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Organizers said bringing people together in a positive environment can help provide hope and healing down the road.

"Something like this is a fun kind of a lighthearted event, that's what we want to kind of portray to those families that may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel that there is hope," said Central Nebraska LOSS Team's Renae Zimmer. "There is hope in healing for them in the future and that's what we have to provide for them."

Funds from Saturday's event will help with materials for families as well as educational resources about suicide prevention and support for victims.

Dave Griek is the sports director for NTV and a survivor, himself.

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