Retired volleyball coach in Sprenger Hospice Care sets, serves and scores on the court

The thrill of a spike. A great serve. Scoring an ace. All may seem like simple things to the average person, but to Inge Helmetz, these are just a few of her favorite memories.  As a retired Volleyball coach, Ms. Helmetz carried her love of playing the game into coaching at St. Peter School in North Ridgeville while her children attended school. 

The thrill of a spike… A great serve… Scoring an Ace…

All may seem like simple things to the average person, but to Inge Helmetz, these are just a few of her favorite memories.  As a retired Volleyball coach, Ms. Helmetz carried her love of playing the game into coaching at St. Peter School in North Ridgeville while her children attended school. 

This month, Sprenger Hospice Care helped turn an average day into an exciting adventure back on the court for Ms. Helmetz.  Hospice nurse, Lisa Lotz along with Voni De Almeida, MSW and Toni Rotz, Director of Marketing, escorted Ms. Helmetz to an afternoon at the North Ridgeville Rookie Ranger Volleyball camp. 

Coach Jenny Onlock and her students were extremely welcoming and presented Helmetz with a “Coach Inge” t-shirt.  Ms. Helmetz had much to say about each girl’s technique that day and also enjoyed tossing the ball back and forth with nurse Lisa. 

“It’s simple” says Toni Rotz, Director of Marketing for Sprenger Hospice Care, “Our commitment is to optimize the quality of life for our patients.  Here at Sprenger Hospice our care plans go beyond the patient’s medical needs.  We listen carefully for unexpressed wishes that will help bring a smile to their face and pep in their step.  For those who think that hospice is giving up, let this 'serve' as proof that hospice helps to provide enough comfort that one can enjoy their last days, weeks, months or years to the fullest.”