Dig Pink raises funds and awareness for breast cancer charity

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

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The Dig Pink volleyball game is an annual game that offers a fun way to support breast cancer awareness month and raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness organizations. Many students and parents attended the game on Oct. 8 with signs and their tie-dye Dig Pink shirts that the volleyball team sold during the lunch periods. They showed their support and pride by wearing the shirts and cheering on the volleyball team. Additionally, the volleyball team created baskets full of goodies that are given out through a raffle, and the money gained from the raffle tickets is given to the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit breast cancer charity that focuses on raising awareness and helping with breast cancer treatments.

This year, the Spartan volleyball team played against Minnehaha Academy. They played multiple sets and in the end, Minnehaha won 3-2.

The biggest takeaway from the game is making sure we’re all working as a team and making sure everyone on the team is contributing all that they’ve got.”

— Arie Walker

Senior Arie Walker shares her experiences of the game itself and the crowd.

“The Dig Pink game shows us a lot of things we can work on. We did pretty well the first couple of sets and then we ran into some challenges. The biggest takeaway from the game is making sure we’re all working as a team and making sure everyone on the team is contributing all that they’ve got. This year the fan section was good but [the fans] are always too quiet. They stand and cheer for a minute and then sit back down, which is sad because sometimes we really need that motivation,” Walker said.

She also touches on the decorating process the volleyball team went through.

“Decorating [this year] was probably the best we’ve had because we all made signs in the art wing a week prior and we got a bunch of donations for the Side-out Foundation. We made up to $1500 this year which was really good,” Walker said.

The $1500 raised was only from prior donations and the volleyball team sold a bunch of t-shirts that were added to the money donated to the Side-Out Foundation.

Overall, the Dig Pink rally and volleyball game sparked awareness of breast cancer-related issues and raised money for a good cause, while supporting our Spartan sports teams.

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