Dig Deep, Dig Pink
Volleyball raises more than $2,000 for breast cancer research
(Watertown,CT)--In addition to compiling an 8-6 record, the volleyball team recently raised more than $2,000 for breast cancer research through the Side Out Foundation.
On Wednesday, October 15, the squad dedicated their match against Miss Porter’s School as a Dig Pink Event. To highlight the occasion, the Taft team wore pink shirts, pink headbands, and pink socks.
"One memorable part of the event was the girls making tie-dyed shirts together the day before," says Coach Ginger O'Shea. The pink headbands were donated by Sportsmens of Litchfield in support of the event.
Taft players sought sponsors to make a donation to Dig Pink for each point they scored by a serve, kill, or dig in the competition. The match was a victory for Taft, but a greater purpose was served in money raised to fight breast cancer, adds O'Shea.
The game versus MPS was not the only way the squad raised funds for the Side Out Foundation. Four days later, O’Shea and three members of the team—Grace Dishongh '09, Ebony Easley '11, and Anna Ortega '11—hosted a volleyball clinic for local athletes. The clinic, another Dig Pink event, improved local youths' fundamentals. All who participated knew they helped a great cause.
To learn more about Dig Pink events and the Side Out Foundation, visit their website.