JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Project Ignite Light is a faith-based organization providing children with needed items while fighting through sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglectful situations.
Founded by Pebbles Thompson in 2008, the organization helps children suffering abuse or neglect are left feeling insecure or unsure of themselves and the people around them.
University of Jamestown Volleyball Coach Jon Hegerle says the non-profit helps kids with items that give them a sense of ownership.
Hegerle says unfortunately, the need has increased exponentially, helping kids in Minnesota and South Dakota. Former player and Assistant Graduate Coach Aubrey Beaumont says the team has helped the organization in several ways.
Beaumont says the annual game encourages patrons to bring donations of pajamas and wear pajamas to show their support for the project. Those who wear pajamas to the September 15th game will get in the game free, but also help Project Ignite Light.
Beamont says the organization helps hundreds of kids monthly.
Coach Hegerle says they’re glad to help out the organization as their mission continues to remain a critical priority.
The game will be held at the Newman Arena on September 15th. Everyone is encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a pair to donate to Project Ignite Light.
Listen to a full interview with Coach Jon Hegerle and Aubrey Beaumont below:
Cover photo courtesy of the University of Jamestown Volleyball Team.