Divine Savior Academy’s High School Volleyball team held its first Dig Pink! event Oct. 8 raising more than $900 for the Side Out Foundation with an all day fundraiser, culminating with a volleyball game.
DSA students, faculty and staff participated in the Dig Pink event by wearing pink to school (forgoing the mandatory school uniform). Students and teachers made dollar donations to the event while volleyball team members sold pink bracelets, pink lemonade, and pink cupcakes after school.
DSA fans sported pink clothing as did students working the concession stands with all sales were donated to the Dig Pink fundraiser. Individual pledges were also given to support the cause.
The team’s efforts were coordinated by Head Coach Brianne Loberger who said: “I’m very proud of these girls. They are invested in their sport, but also aware of opportunities around them to give back and help out.”
She Loberger especially noted efforts of Aida Estiz, who brainstormed many of the fundraising ideas, and Fabiola Quinones, whose family baked over 250 cupcakes for the event.
DSA’s volleyball team continued collecting donations through the end of October. All funds will go to the Side Out Foundation which encourages middle school, high school, and college volleyball teams across the country to hold Dig Pink events to promote awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
To date in 2013, the foundation has raised over $300,000 with a goal of $2 million for the entire year. For more information about the Side Out Foundation, visit www.side-out.org
For information about Divine Savior Academy, tel. 305- 597-4545 or visit www.divinesavioracademy.com