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Dig Pink: Girls’ Volleyball Teams Play for a Cause

Jordyn Milton, Staff Writer

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“Dig” is a volleyball term and “Pink” is the color associated with breast cancer awareness.  On Wednesday, October 12, the girls’ volleyball teams played matches against Griswold in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Senior Megan Goldstein said, “We’re playing for a cause. It’s not just about you, It’s for everyone who’s had breast cancer, and to help everyone in the future.”

Dig Pink is a fundraiser that comes from the Side-Out Foundation, an organization that works to raise money for breast cancer research.  The project also aims to stress teamwork in middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the country.  

“We’ve been doing it probably for ten years now, maybe a little less, maybe seven.” stated William Howard, varsity volleyball coach,  “It’s become pretty routine as each class comes through; it’s been passed down from one class to another, and they know what they are doing.”

Lower Eliana Jewell explained, “This year we [had] a sign-up sheet for desserts, and those are going to be sold and the money will be put [towards] breast cancer fundraising.” 

On the day of the event, the girls’ volleyball teams decorated the Alumni and Norton gyms with pink and white streamers and balloons, and they set up a pink table for the bake sale. The team members made and contributed the baked goods.

At the end of the night all three teams won their matches with the  freshmen and junior varsity winning 2 out of 3 games, and varsity winning 3 out of 5 games.  The volleyball teams were successful on the court, but they were even more satisfied with the 350 dollars they raised to donate to the Backus Hospital Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Goldstein added, “Our main goal was to raise awareness, and I think we succeeded.”

 

 

 

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