Digging Deep for a Cure

JV and varsity teams at bake sale
JV and varsity teams with pink volleyball
JV team at bake sale
Student buy goods at bake sale
Varsity and junior varsity volleyball players became bakers, salesmen and philanthropists in support of the ninth annual Dig Pink fundraiser. The event, held on Oct. 1 to commemorate the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, raised nearly $800 for breast cancer research in just one day. 

Trading in their usual volleyball uniforms for pink T-shirts that read “Volley for a Cure” next to the iconic pink breast cancer awareness ribbon, the girls sold baked goods to students and staff after school. From pink cupcakes to pastries tied up with pink ribbon, the event not only raised funds, but increased awareness as well. 

Both teams played their annual nonleague games against Glen Cove High School following the bake sale. The Glen Cove teams also wore special pink uniforms.

Varsity coach Bobbee Brancaccio said the event is important to the volleyball teams. “The girls work hard to make this event a success, as they want to make a difference and see a decrease in the number of people diagnosed with cancer.”

Dig Pink is a national breast cancer rally organized by the Side-Out Foundation, which encourages middle school and high school volleyball teams to hold events supporting the cause each October.