Number of Participants: 43
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $3,634
Event Amount Raised: $4,010
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Date: October 13, 2022
Hingham High School
Union Street, Hingham
Every year our entire program fundraises for Dig Pink. We have a total of 43 athletes (14 on Freshman team, 14 on JV, 15 on Varsity) and 4 coaches (Zoe Bogle – FR, Alysha Dunbar – JV, Katie Sassorossi – V, Natalia Maccarrone – Assistant V). Our Booster parents were also a huge help (Gerri Hanney and Isabelle Megard). The last two years we have been awarded with a banner from the Dig Pink organization for being one of their top fundraising schools. This year we ordered new uniforms just for our Dig Pink match so we could all be in pink when playing.
To help fundraise, everyone in the program sent out our fundraising page: https://giving.side-out.
My captains also got STUCO (student council) involved and STUCO gave their members a membership point for wearing pink to school on Friday. This ended up turning into a spirit day where everyone was encouraged to wear pink. We also asked the dance team to perform during the time between our first and second set so they got pink t-shirts made and also helped advertise the event. This drew in a bigger crowd. My team also got the “Red Army” (our student fan group) to show up with their own speakers and packed the gym.
Our Booster parents had t-shirts made that we sold at the concession stand and all sales that night went towards a Dig Pink donation. Some parents also made baked goods to help increase sales. We raised over $1000 from the concession stand and t-shirt sales. We also raised $350 from a donation box I put out during the event.
Lastly I emailed all the teachers encouraging them to come support their students for this match.
So far we have raised: $4,010 which beat our previous years’ record of $3,459.
From the Dig Pink Website:
The Side-Out Foundation helps people with breast cancer regain control of their lives – and we started our fundraising efforts through the sport of volleyball. Our Executive Director and Founder, Rick Dunetz, was a high school volleyball coach when his mother, Gloria, was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Together he and his father, Bryant, decided to tell her story, and the story of all those with metastatic breast cancer, through dedicated volleyball matches across the U.S., where communities would rally and fundraise to support breast cancer research. This is how Dig Pink was born – and it is still a central program of The Side-Out Foundation.