Girl’s Volleyball Hopes to Raise Funds at Dig Pink Game Tonight
October 6, 2016
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A gymnasium filled loud and proud with the color pink is what the girl’s volleyball team longs to see at their annual Dig Pink game against Northeastern tonight, October 7.
As October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Dig Pink game, held at 6:00 pm (J.V.) and 7:00 pm (V.), helps to bring awareness and raise money to support the cause.
The entire volleyball team has been working hard for the past few weeks to raise money for breast cancer. Sophomore Allison Grothey finds this project as a way to bring the school closer as everyone becomes aware of this cause.
“I think Dig Pink is important because we are raising money for the Side – Out Foundation. We are uniting as a team and as a school to raise awareness and show support for those who are or have been touched by breast cancer by raising money through the school,” said Grothey.
This year, each grade gets to actively participate in raising money, which pleases senior Abby Deter, as it is a way for students to get more involved and help raise more money.
“Along with the yearly selling of shirts, pens, bracelets and tickets, we have a Prince of Pink for each grade. The freshmen king is Connor Kernan, sophomore king is Matt Keuler, junior king is Caleb Fair and senior king is Stephen Fuller,” said Deter. “These people try to collect money in cans throughout each day. The prince that gets the most money wins the competition.”
Because the team is still collecting money, the exact amount raised so far is still to be decided. However, the expectations are high, especially for senior Kelly Doogan.
“Even though we still are unsure about the total amount of money, we are selling a lot of shirts and raising a lot of money, so I’m hoping, and expecting, that it will be a good amount, especially with so many people getting involved,” said Doogan.
Senior Gabby Ogude is extremely passionate about this cause and believes her fellow classmates are as well.
“I think that Dig Pink is a tradition we as a student body tend to rally around. The cause is one that is close to all of our hearts in one way or another,” said Ogude. “I, personally, have sold a lot of shirts for the cause, as well as buying a shirt of my own because I feel that this cause is very important.”
With the student section receiving so much craze, the team expects nothing less than to see a huge crowd supporting
the team, and more importantly, breast cancer awareness.
Grothey is putting lots of faith into the students, as she hopes to see the stands filled.
“I do hope there will be a large student section as well. I know the students of Susquehannock High School will come together and show their own support for Dig Pink and the girl’s volleyball team,” said Grothey.
Along with big crowd expectations, Ogude is anticipating on winning the game.
“I expect to win because we never go into a game unsure. Win or lose, you have to have a winner’s attitude,” said Ogude.
Whether girl’s volleyball brings home a W or not, they are still winners due to their huge efforts in raising money and spreading awareness for breast cancer.