From the tips of their toes to the tops of their heads, high school volleyball players were decked out in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research during their fourth annual “Dig Pink” event.  Their efforts raised just over $1,000 through the sale of T-shirts, baked goods and other small items.

The fundraiser was not only a financial success, but also helped the team members bond with each other. Varsity Captain Taylor Herlich said preparing for the event created bonds that will last beyond the volleyball season. “We spent hours together tie-dying socks and baking, and we really got to know each other as friends,” the high school senior said.

Varsity Coach Bobbee Brancaccio and Junior Varsity Coach Janet Ratner supported both teams as they worked together to prepare for the event. “The girls really did it themselves,” Brancaccio said. “They are very dedicated to the cause, and we are so proud of them.”

In addition to a bake sale, which included scrumptious goodies decorated in pink, the teams each played a non-league game against Glen Cove. They have been playing each other in the Dig Pink event since Locust Valley started it five years ago.

MSG Varsity and Fios1 covered the event. 

Click here to view the MSG Varsity video.

Click here to view the FIOS1 video