When Steve Wondra, Great Bend, was asked to organize a volleyball tournament in conjunction with June Jaunt Activities, he had two conditions — it would honor the memory of his friend, Rhonda Klug, and proceeds would be directed to Heartland Cancer Center.
Klug passed away April 3 of breast cancer.
As a result of Wondra’s conversation with Christina Hayes, Great Bend community coordinator, Heartland patients will benefit from $5,340 raised at the Rhonda Klug Memorial Volleyball Tournament.
“We had an overwhelming response,” said Joanne Wondra, Steve’s wife and tournament co-organizer. “Sixteen teams played in competitive and recreational categories. I think Rhonda would be so pleased — especially because she had been a volleyball coach at Great Bend High School.”
Tom Klug, Rhonda’s husband, and their family, said they offer their heartfelt appreciation to the Wondras, as well as all participants, sponsors and friends.
“I also can never completely express my gratitude to the Heartland Cancer Center staff for all their care, prayers and support,” Tom Klug added.
Jamie Hutchinson, Heartland director, recalls Klug as “an amazing lady with a heart of gold. She touched many lives and is missed by all of us. Tom and I are absolutely amazed at the amount of money raised at this volleyball tournament. It is like Rhonda is still giving.”
Heartland Cancer Center is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family.