by Anjali Verma ’20
The girls warriors volleyball team will host Dig Pink, a charity event to raise money for The Side Out Foundation to support breast cancer research. This annual event will be held on October 11 at 5:30 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for varsity. Sherwood will be playing the Blair Blazers. The cost of entry is $5 for adults and $3 for students with their student ID.
For the past eight to ten years, the girls of Sherwood Volleyball bring lots of people from around the area together to raise money and consciousness during breast cancer awareness month. Throughout this month, many of the fall sports have hosted events like this, further showing the support Sherwood has towards breast cancer research.
“It’s really a great cause. Every year we get to not only play the sport we love but help raise money in the meantime,” said junior captain Grace Aceto. The girls also participate in bake and t-shirts sales during the week of Dig Pink and at the game itself.. “Representing Sherwood volleyball in this way is so much fun. On the day of the match, we all wear as much pink as we can to show our spirit and energy for the event,” added Aceto.
Long-time Sherwood volunteer and girls’ varsity volleyball mom, Karen Kahn, helps plan this occasion every year. “The event takes about a month to plan,” said Kahn. A total of $2,000 were raised last year for breast cancer research. Kahn became interested in helping with Dig Pink because her mother has metastatic (stage four) breast cancer and the event means a lot to her and her family.
This year, the girls are looking to beat their previous fundraising record of $4,000. All fans should wear pink to the game to show support of the Lady Warriors. To get more information about The Side Out Foundation and their mission or to make a donation online, visit The Side Out Foundation’s website, https://side-out.org/.