Digging In for DIG PINK
DIG PINK Rallies For Breast Cancer Cure
At the Side-Out Foundation national breast cancer rally, Sayville spectators were seeing pink everywhere—streamers, balloons, baked goods, t-shirts, accessories on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad who made a special appearance, and even Volleyball uniforms—at the Annual Dig Pink JV and Varsity Volleyball games against Miller Place in early October.
“This game is an annual event for us and all of our Suffolk County Volleyball teams. It is a great event where our student athletes and our community get together and dig for a cure,” reported Coach Debra Urso. “We had twenty-four girls in our Varsity and JV Volleyball program, all of whom participated.” Along with Coach Urso, both JV Coach Tiffany Rowan and Volunteer Coach James McLoughlin gave the players support at the JV and Varsity games on the home court.
To kick off the event, student Emily Llewellyn was asked to sing the National Anthem. “She did an amazing job!” Coach Urso not only sang her praises, but acknowledged the work of everyone who made the event worthwhile. “The entire week prior, the girls sold hair ties, baked goods, and raffle items that were graciously donated by parents and several businesses, t-shirts, and tank tops, both at lunch periods and also throughout the game They really were ‘digging’ for a cure!”
While the teams showed great determination on the court (Varsity won 3-0), their efforts to bring awareness and help further Cancer research mattered most. “We raised $1,012 which will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation.”
(For anyone interested: T-shirts for Suffolk County Volleyball can still be purchased through the Side-Out Foundation and a few are still for sale at the HS, contact Deb Urso.)