Playing for a good cause

Published 7:04 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

Northside volleyball players (left to right) Rachel Hollowell, Danielle Oliver and Caroline Slade and the reset of the Panthers’ volleyball team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer when they host Southside today in the regular season finale. (Contributed Report)

Today, when Northside High School hosts Southside High School the teams will be playing for more than a win as they attempt to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
This fall, thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally as middle schools, high schools and college teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raise 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. The Northside volleyball team will host a Dig Pink game with Southside today.  The JV game will start at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity game to follow. The night will be filled with prizes, games, and drawings for the players and the fans.  All the concessions for the evening will also be donated to the cause.  Both teams previously sold pink T-shirts to raise money and all the purchasers are asked to wear their shirts on game day.  We want to PAINT the gym PINK.
The proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a national 505(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.