Emma Griffith Memorial Scholarship

In 2011 at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club, our daughter Hannah was lucky to be placed on the same team as Emma Griffith.  A friendship as close as sisterhood developed as the girls played together.  In 2013 Emma was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and after a brave and faithful battle, she went to Heaven on August 4, 2015.

She was kind, joyful, loving, funny, witty, real, faithful, honest, talented and most of all an amazing friend to all she met.  If that wasn't enough, she was an amazing volleyball player.

With Emma in mind, and in honor of her life and the faithfulness of her family, we are establishing the Emma Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund for SVVC Club Volleyball.

We believe that volleyball, and specifically the culture taught and modeled at Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club has shaped our family in a positive way.  We want the lucky recipients of this (hopefully annual and perpetual) scholarship to know Emma's story, and the story of her commitment to others, her sport and her family.  We want this scholarship to be a joyful surprise - as Emma always was.  We ask that you join us in these efforts.

100% of all funds collected will be donated to Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club to use to scholarship a player for the year. We hope the funds grow over time to expand beyond a single player and our family commits to at least 10 years of $500 a year donation to this cause.  Our belief is that this club, and Emma's life were and are a positive influence and that team sports, where one joins together with others towards a common goal, teach life lessons intrinsicly. 

We want everyone to remember Emma forever and smile. 

Will you join us in this effort?


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    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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    • $500 
    • 49 mos
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    • $200 
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Jon Holder 
Irvine, CA
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