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.”
“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.”
By: Lyta Ringo