Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 8
Value of Time Served: $20,280
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Date: October 11, 2019
On Oct. 11, the girls volleyball team held its Dig Pink game. Players from the varsity and junior varsity squads wore special pink shirts for their respective matches against Sayville High School. The court was also outlined in pink tape and pink streamers were hung throughout the gym.
To raise money, the girls sold Dig Pink T-shirts and baked goods, generating about $300. The funds were donated to Pink S.H.O.E.S., an Amityville-based charity that was founded by a pair of breast cancer survivors and Amityville Memorial High School graduates. The organization provides financial support to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Senior Sabitha Joseph said it meant a lot to her and her teammates to take part in the Dig Pink game and raise money for an important cause.
“When you’re going through the worst thing in your life, the last thing you want to worry about is money for treatment,” Sabitha said. “If every team can contribute a little, it comes out to a big amount.”