East Islip High School’s girls volleyball teams held their annual Dig Pink event on Oct. 5, in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in order to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dressed in pink at the games against visiting Brentwood, the crowd, including Superintendent John V. Dolan, cheered the varsity Lady Redmen on to a 3-0 victory. The junior varsity team lost a tough match, but still maintained a winning 5-3 record.
The dedicated athletes also helped support the special event by dipping pretzels, preparing bags of candy to sell, making posters and decorating the gymnasium. Throughout October, the entire high school will follow the volleyball players’ lead and wear pink on Fridays to show support for the cause.
“The support from the students, teachers, staff, and parents makes this event bigger every year,” said varsity head coach Romina Chacon. “We hope to continue to raise more awareness and funds throughout the month and upcoming years.”
IMG_0519: East Islip High School’s girls volleyball teams held the annual Dig Pink event on Oct. 5 to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Photos courtesy of the East Islip School District