Rhonda Kershner was a staple of Franklin County sports for longer than 10 years, training Greencastle-Antrim Middle School and High School young ladies volleyball, notwithstanding a club group in Waynesboro.
Presently, a year after her passing, her family is rewarding that local area in her honor.
A young ladies volleyball competition will be held this November to respect Kershner, with the returns going to profit volleyball programs in the district.
The entire day competition will be held at the Antrim Brethren in Christ Church on Saturday, November 6.
Groups of six can join through Oct. 22, with the passage charge being $120 per group.
Kershner died in May of 2020, with her girl Jamie and her family realizing that there was a chance to accomplish something unique.
“I addressed my father and my sister about holding this competition with all the returns returning into the volleyball programs inside Franklin area, to help families who can’t stand to send their little girls to group camps or facilities to assist them with getting,” Jamie Kershner said.
Rhonda instructed volleyball, however she additionally played. She played locally at the Chambersburg YMCA and different all-ladies’ congregation classes.
Kent Meyers played with Rhonda in co-ed groups, and saw direct the energy she had.
“I would say she was consistently cutthroat however she realized how to have a good time while contending,” Meyers said. “Winning wasn’t her center, playing as well as could be expected and improving each time was imperative to her.”
Rhonda Kershner trained a club group in Waynesboro, called W.A.V.E
The emphasis on progress was a major piece of her instructing reasoning too.
“She was hard and extreme on you, since she realized that you could improve,” Kershner said. “On the off chance that you weren’t giving it your everything, she would have been hard on you since she saw your latent capacity. Presently as her little girl, she realized that we could do twice too in light of growing up with her. What’s more, she truly pushed us considerably harder to set a superior model for different players.”
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She was challenging for her players, however realized that the players were profiting with it. One of those players was her niece Tabitha Baer.
I would say that she was requesting and had exclusive requirements, both in the manner in which we behaved, just as our play and our ability level, Baer said. “Notwithstanding, it was exceptionally evident that she was energetic and really focused on us as players also.”
Baer was close with her auntie, with volleyball being a major piece of her adolescence.
“At the point when I was youthful, she would allow me to follow along to a portion of her games as she was instructing or rehearses,” Baer said. “So volleyball was forever our association.”
Jamie has heard various viewpoints from the players Rhonda used to mentor.
“After mother passed, I heard stories upon stories from individuals that she trained and how extraordinary of a mentor she was,” Kershner said. “She looked into them during volleyball, however outside of the game too.”
Meyers realizes how extraordinary it is that Rhonda’s family is regarding her while rewarding the local area.
“I think it is vital to the family to have the option to not just assemble the local area to play some volleyball, however doing it out of appreciation for Rhonda on the grounds that she delighted in the game so much is particularly significant,” Meyers said.
The competition will want to progress forward Kershner’s work of building the game in Franklin County and giving freedoms to others to play the game she cherished.