Volley for a Cure

Gracen Luallin, Journalist

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The DigPink Foundation helps many people fighting stage IV breast cancer. They raise money by holding fundraisers through high school volleyball games. 

All the events that are sponsored by this, have to put a lot of time and effort into getting ready for the game. The coaches and players work very hard in setting up the posters and streamers, making sure everything is perfect.

“The teams made posters to represent DigPink,” said Calli James, junior varsity coach, “they were scattered all over the gym and the girls spent about three hours total creating and decorating the gym.”

The players, both boys and girls, were all dressed up in pink. The girls had black and pink jerseys with a cancer awareness ribbon on the left shoulder; and the boys had pink tie-dye jerseys.

The teams played hard, kept a very positive attitude, and showed great sportsmanship throughout the whole game. 

At this game, many items were sold and raffled to raise money for the foundation,

ranging from foods to corn hole boards. Raffle tickets were a dollar each and,  between each game, the ticket numbers were called out to everyone in the stands. 

“Our parents made bake sale items that included cookies, brownies, and others,” said James, “we also had prizes raffled off that included baskets with gifts in them, WBHS apparel, gift cards, and blankets.”

For every game that is sponsored by the DigPink foundation, the teams have to set a goal. This year, Western Branch had a goal to raise more than $900 dollars in total.

“We raised over $1000 dollars,” stated James, “and our goal was to beat last years amount of $900.”

All three teams won that night and the stands and Bruin parents went wild. It seemed like everyone who attended had a great time.

“The best part of the game was all the support from the stands,” said sophomore Cammi Pierce, “it showed how much that meant to us.”