Number of Participants: 35
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $592
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Date: October 10, 2019
Bellport High School
Beaverdam Road, Brookhaven
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bellport High School student-athletes worked to make a dent in raising funds for breast cancer research.
On Oct. 10, the girls volleyball program played against Newfield High School during a Dig Pink event. In addition to defeating the visiting team, the program raised $1,410 for the Side Out Foundation to assist with breast cancer research and awareness. The funds were raised by selling paper volleyballs to show support for those impacted by breast cancer, which hung on the gymnasium walls as a reminder of the games’ purpose. For the past eight years, Bellport High School’s volleyball program has raised and donated more than $20,000, one of the largest contributions from a high school volleyball program on Long Island.
The South Country School District congratulates the student-athletes on this accomplishment and their efforts and spirit for this important event.
Photo Caption: The Bellport High School girls volleyball program raised more than $1,400 during a Dig Pink game to benefit the Side Out Foundation.
Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District