Number of Participants: 35
Hours Donated: 14
Value of Time Served: $4,141
Event Amount Raised: $1,128
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Date: October 18, 2018
East Islip High School
Redmen Street, Islip Terrace
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and East Islip High School’s boys and girls volleyball programs volleyed for a cure by participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink initiative, collectively raising $1,128 during the course of a few weeks for breast cancer awareness.
All teams assisted by selling Dig Pink shirts prior to game days. On Oct. 9 and 10, the boys and girls teams took to the court to help block out cancer. The gym was adorned with inspiring posters, pink donation balls and balloons, and a court outlined in bright pink. Girls team members also raised funds by making baked goods to sell on game day.
“It’s always inspiring to watch a school come together for a great cause,” said girls coach Romina Ackley. “We hope to continue to raise awareness and fundraise.”
“I am so glad that the boys wanted to get involved in the Dig Pink games,” said boys coach Laura O’Donnell. “We often forget that men too are at risk for breast cancer. The participation of the boys and their families in this fight unites all of us at East Islip in supporting a great cause.”
DSC_0034, DSC_0109, MTM_4410: East Islip High School’s boys and girls volleyball programs raised $1,128 for breast cancer awareness participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink initiative.
Photos courtesy of the East Islip School District