Volleyball team raises over $6,000 for breast cancer research, new equipment

In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, the volleyball team played their annual Dig Pink game on Oct. 22 against Langley. 

Players wore an array of pink jerseys and tutus to school as well as creating social media posts to raise awareness and encourage friends and family to show support at the game on Thursday. 

“[The Dig Pink game] is definitely more hype,” said volleyball captain and junior Maddie Curcio. “There’s more school spirit.”

A Dig Pink tradition, Serve-a-thon is a fundraiser where friends and families of players pledge a certain amount of money for each serve in the game. This year, volleyball raised over $6,000 towards new equipment and cancer research.

“Dig pink was a huge success,” varsity player and sophomore Brooke Bundy said. “We raised money and awareness for the cause. Even though the game didn’t end the way we wanted it to, the large energy of the night overwhelmed that.”

Pink out shirts were sold throughout the week in the cafeteria. Out of the 500 shirts ordered by the 2022 PTA senior class representatives, all 500 were sold out before Friday. In total, these shirts raised $5000 dollars. While 40% went to the senior’s graduation celebration, 10% went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. 

“As a freshman all the seniors were wearing a lot of pink and it just raises awareness because I don’t think we really talk about it enough.” Curcio said. 

Despite a loss from the varsity team, both the freshman and JV volleyball teams celebrated wins in their last game of the season, including a JV victory over Langley’s previously undefeated squad.

“I think Freshmen and JV’s exciting wins ended their season the best possible way, Varsity’s loss was unfortunate but I think we all put our hearts into the game for the night and it was still a success,” Bundy said.