Carly Faye Foundation
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as they battle for excellence.
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Carly Faye DeLong

New Years Eve of 2016, Carly was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
Throughout treatment, she refused to be defined by her diagnosis.
She continued to attend class and volleyball practices whenever possible.
Even when she couldn’t play, she traveled with the team, determined to make it back on the court.
With every mis-step and set back, she came back stronger and more determined than before. This same determination to succeed and push through boundaries and obstacles was the way Carly lived her life even before her cancer diagnosis. She was always setting high goals and pursuing them with passion.
Carly never gave up, she never gave into her diagnosis.
On September 23, 2017, Carly’s battle with ALL ended, but the legacy she left behind will carry on because of the imprint she left on so many lives.

This is how we plan to do it.

2022 Athletic Scholarships

2022 Athletic Scholarships

Carly always believed in,
“work hard,
play hard”

2022 AcademicScholarships

2022 AcademicScholarships

Supporting girls as they achieve academic excellence.

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Girls Lifting Others

Girls Lifting Others

In-hospital photo shoots… because you’re always fierce.

Want to join our mission in supporting young women pursue their athletic and academic goals or show of their fierce selves in our hospital glammer sessions?

2021 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Carly Faye Foundation Scholarship Award Winner, Emma Shepherd!

Emma is a graduate of Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City. There, Emma was a part of the volleyball, basketball, track and softball teams. Emma participated in club volleyball at Champaign County Sharks VBC, where she met and played with Carly for 3 years. “I believe that everyone has a ‘why’ for everything they do. It is something that motivates and pushes a person to succeed. For me, my ‘why’ is Carly Delong.” Next fall, Emma will continue her academic and volleyball career at The University of Windsor in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

Congratulations to our 2021 Carly Faye Foundation Scholarship Award Winner, Lizzie Bruce!

Lizzie Bruce graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio, where she attended for 12 years.  In high school, Lizzie was a member of the Varsity soccer and basketball teams for 4 years, where she served as team captain. Lizzie also ran track for high school.  In addition to sports, Lizzie was a class officer for 4 years, student council Vice President, part of campus ministry, and a student ambassador.  In the fall, Lizzie plans to attend John Carroll University where she will continue my soccer career. At JCU, Lizzie plans to major in biology with the hopes to pursue a career in some type of medicine, possibly a veterinarian.

You Were Assigned This Mountain
To Show Others It Can Be MOVED.
Our Team


We’re dedicated to continuing the life of excellence,
determination, and fearlessness led by Carly.

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Lisa DeLong


Robby DeLong

Lauren DeLong

Lauren DeLong


Ashley McLeod



Our Team