Volleyball team raises money for cancer research

By Michelle Yousefzadeh

The varsity girls’ volleyball team sold pink shirts and baked goods on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8 to raise for the Dig Pink event.

The team encouraged students to wear their Dig Pink shirts to the team’s game on Oct. 20 to spread awareness of breast cancer.

“We wanted to sell t-shirts not just to raise money, but also because we thought the dynamic during the game if all of the fans were dressed in pink would be a very inspirational and moving experience,” team member Jamie Temko ’11 said. “It is a clear way to show our community coming together, dressed the same way, to fight this disease.”

Dig Pink is a National Breast Cancer awareness event being promoted nationwide.

College and high school volleyball teams host Dig Pink matches during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to show their support.

Head Coach Adam Black’s mother is a breast cancer survivor and so are some of the players’ parents.

At the Oct. 20 game, the coaches will be wearing the pink shirts and the girls will wear them during warm up.