Annual 'Dig Pink' Volleyball Game Thursday

On Thursday the Bradford Area High School volleyball team will join thousands of teams from around the country participating in this year's Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.

Senior players Jessica Buchheit, Hailey Burgess, Courtney Henry, Courtney Holzwarth, Rylee Lundgren and Marissa Yohe are organizing the event as a voluntary community service project. Their team is one of manymiddle school, high school and college teams promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to further research.

Dig Pink events give spectators the opportunity to become involved by making donations to the cause and by ?pinking out? the events -wearing pink to show their support.

Thursday's event be held in conjunction with the team's match against Elk County Catholic High School. The JV game will start at 6 p.m. with the varsity match to follow.

Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

Dig Pink event t-shirts will be sold at the game for $10 and proceeds will be part of the team?s fundraiser.

Before and during the volleyball matches there will be several special activities including a basket raffles with products donated by local businesses, pink-themed baked goods and a ?Posted in Pink? photo booth withstudent photographer Sarah Potter.

The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

For more information about the event, please contact any senior volleyball player.

The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.

The organization's goal is to advance clinical trials, increase patient support services and educate communities. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients,whether it be in the form of research, medical services or patient support.

Pictured, Bradford Area High School senior volleyball players prepare for Dig Pink Night set for Oct. 2 to raise awareness of and donations for breast cancer research and treatment. From left to right are Hailey Burgess, Courtney Holzwarth, Marissa Yohe, Jessica Buchheit, Courtney Henry and Rylee Lundgren. The event will feature basket raffles, pink baked goods, Dig Pink T-shirts and a "Posted in Pink" photo booth.
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