Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 100
Value of Time Served: $21,125
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Girls Soccer
School: Earl L Vandermeulen High School
Date: October 4, 2018
The Port Jefferson Girls Varsity Soccer game hosted their annual Pink Game to support the Kicks for Cancer initiative that benefits cancer research. The team sold raffle tickets and held a bake sale and raised a total of $1,040 to benefit cancer research. Nice work girls!
Earl L. Vandermuelen High School students combined athletics and altruism when the girls varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams hosted a Dig Pink breast cancer awareness fundraiser on Oct. 5.
The team members sold paper volleyballs to decorate a large poster adorned with pink ribbons and labeled Spiking Out Cancer. Their efforts raised more than $1,500, which will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, an organization that unites high school volleyball players and coaches as they work to help further breast cancer awareness, education and patient services.
A royal thanks to coach Douglas VonBargen and the girls volleyball teams: varsity members, seniors Ashley Catoggio, Taylor Catoggio, Lia Desmond, Brett Dooley and Samantha Miceli; juniors Samantha Ayotte, Kelli Booker, Emily Bossert, Kylie Melzer, Ava Napoli and Chloe Simunek and sophomore Evelyn Walker; and junior varsity players, sophomores Emily Brown, Calli Saieva, Selena Ueno and Peggy Yin; and freshmen Olivia Alvarez, Lucy DeWitt, Emily Hearney, Kasumi Layne-Stasik and Payton Melzer.
The team set up an online fundraising platform, for those who may want to contribute: https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/14985#/