This October, hundreds of high school and college volleyball teams from around the country will participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Rallies which will promote breast health education as well as raise funds to help eradicate this disease.
On Tuesday, October 10th the Engadine JV and Varsity teams will be hosting their 15th annual DIG PINK event during their competition with the Newberry Indians. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a variety of activities throughout the evening to help raise awareness as the two teams “Compete for a Cause.”
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has granted teams that are participating in this cause permission to set aside their traditional uniforms and will allow them to wear special pink jerseys for the event. Each player will secure a sponsor and will play in honor or memory of a loved one who has had their own battle with cancer.
Some of the fundraising activities that will take place will include T-shirt & pink item sales, a bucket raffle, a 50/50 cash prize, a “Coins for a Cure” collection and a pink bake sale. In addition, two special DIG PINK game balls will be auctioned off after the 2nd set of the Varsity game. A program which will include honoring all cancer survivors in attendance will be held between the JV & Varsity games. The Newberry and Engadine bands will also team up for the night.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Side Out Foundation, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Infusion Department and Shirley’s Angels.
Organizers of the event are hoping to “Pack the Place in Pink” and special DIG PINK commemorative shirts are available. Contact either school to purchase one.
This year’s event is sponsored by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Tahquamenon Area Credit Union, LMAS, First National Bank of St. Ignace, D&D Groceries, and adoba Hotels.