Madeira volleyball program hosted a “Dig Pink” game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer on Wednesday, October 14. Madeira fans sported pink, not their traditional red or white, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
“Athletics lends itself to bringing teams together in the fight of a common cause – in this case, cancer,” said Director of Athletics Sue Cabot. “Cancer has touched our communities and everyone’s lives in one way or another and it is important to know we can make a difference. I hope our athletes will learn from being a part of something larger than the sport itself.”
Madeira’s spirit club, the Red-White Team, had giveaways for the crowd, and the team has raised 80% of their goal through online giving. Money raised will go to the The Side-Out Foundation. The foundation has brought together volleyball players across the nation to raise funds for breast cancer research, demonstrate the power of teamwork, and show support for people with the disease. They contribute the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, through research, medical services, or patient support.
The Snails had a hard fought match verse Maret at the “Dig Pink” game. A very close second game sparked the crowd, but Madeira was bested in three.Athletics