Volleyball program hosts annual Dig Pink
Volleyball players will be wearing pink on the court to promote breast cancer awareness during their home games Tuesday, Oct. 17.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the volleyball teams have joined forces to make a difference through their “Dig Pink” campaign.
“It raises money for breast cancer research and awareness and really brings the teams together from varsity to the junior high girls,” said varsity player Alyssa Rivera. “It's a humbling experience to see people you know fighting cancer and winning the battle. The coolest thing about Dig Pink is the amount of participation from all the teams to the parents. Everyone that plays wears anything they can that's pink, and all the fans participate to help raise money.”
During the Tuesday games vs. Anna, there will be different opportunities for people to get involved and raise money for the cause during the annual event. The games start at 5 p.m. with the JV and freshman teams playing first, followed by the varsity match.
In addition to fund-raising games and a bake sale, long-sleeve “Dig Pink” T-shirts are available for $20. Click here for an order form. These with payment need to be returned to Coach Susan Foy at PHS by Oct. 3. Shirts will be distributed Oct. 12-13.
A new tradition will continue as the players recognize survivors and honor the memory of those who lost their battle to cancer.
“I am glad to see that this tradition is not fading away over time,” said senior Tayler Cook, whose mom was recognized last season. “The support is still as strong as ever.”
The team wants everyone to join in the recognition.
“If you or a loved one would like to be a part of our Dig Pink event, we would love to have you in attendance,” head volleyball coach Maurice Lock said. “At the beginning of the match, we take a moment to recognize and honor those who have faced and are coping with breast cancer.”
Contact Coach Foy at email@example.com to join the recognition by Wednesday, Sept. 27.
According to statistics from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, more than 252,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2017.
“Dig Pink brings the community together for more than just a volleyball game,” varsity player Laura Staley said. “It helps to gather people to spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer. People should come out and support the cause.”
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