Dig Pink

For the Penn Manor girl’s volleyball team, the term “believe” is what they go by.

On October 13, the girl’s volleyball team played Warwick  during a fundraiser called Dig Pink to help support the American Cancer Society’s “Fight Against Breast Cancer.”breastcancer

“We use the word “believe” because it’s a word that has many meanings: believe we can win, and believe that we can make a difference with Dig Pink,” said Kirsten Bechtold.

Each player had a personal goal of raising $50, with a total goal of $10,000.

“We raised around $4,500 dollars for the fundraiser, which is great,” said coach Jarod Staub. “All of that money will be donated to the American Cancer Society.”

The volleyball team chose to do a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser because, “both coach Jarod Staub and I had friends lose their mothers to breast cancer, and I lost my dad to lung cancer, so it’s something we were thinking about,” said volleyball coach Tim Joyce.

In addition, gift donations were auctioned at the event. Raffle tickets and a Chinese auction helped the team toward their goal.

Coach Staub said, “We are hoping to make a tradition and do it again next year.”

Dig Pink!

The girls volleyball team wore pink shirts to promote their fundraiser.

The girls volleyball team wore pink shirts to promote their fundraiser.

By: Lyta Ringo

Comments

  1. Luis Martin says:

    this article was very interesting because it shows that the school is helping the community raise money for breast cancer.