Girls’ Volleyball plays in honor of breast cancer

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This past Tuesday night, the girls’ volleyball unit held its annual Dig Pink game against rival Neuqua Valley in the two gyms. T-shirts for the big game were sold during all lunch periods on Tuesday as well.

 

“[The game is] called Dig Pink because pink represents breast cancer. In volleyball, a big part of [the game] is digging, so Dig Pink just goes together,” senior Sydney Aitchison said.

 

The Dig Pink game is to honor those who have previously battled breast cancer. The team fills the gym and bleachers with pink balloons and sells t-shirts.The amount of money raised from the t-shirts go towards organizations that support breast cancer and breast cancer research.

 

“It’s a big thing in our volleyball community. We want to make sure we’re serving back to the community,” senior Kailee Bass said.

 

Along with raising awareness for breast cancer, the team also won their first conference game of the season, winning the second set 25-20, and the third set 25-15. The team received amazing support from each other and the student section.

 

“This game is just so exciting, and we have a bunch of fans. To us [as a team], it’s still a normal game,” Bass added. The team currently holds a record of 13-2. The girls’ volleyball unit play at home next Tuesday against rival Naperville North.