Iola-Scandinavia High School’s volleyball program will host the Rosholt Hornets Thursday, Oct. 13, in a Dig Pink match.
Thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally this fall. High school and college teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raise funds to further research.
The Thunderbird volleyball team would like to fill the gym with pink and invites all alumni, families of present and past volleyball players, community members and, most importantly, anyone who has been affected by this horrific disease.
Dig Pink attendees will watch the girls compete on the court while contributing to breast health awareness by making a statement and wearing something pink in the stands.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students, with all admission fees donated to the cause.
There will be many special events before, during and after the match, such as a serving contest for students in grades 4-6, a bake sale, raffle and much more.
Proceeds from all donations will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based group that has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer research nationally through volleyball tournaments, clinics and rallies. Funds are currently devoted to cutting edge targeted therapies and molecular profiling. Side-Out also devotes a portion of the funds to local and national cancer support organizations.
Its name underscores the purpose of the organization. A side out in volleyball occurs when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. Likewise in the war against breast cancer, the Side-Out Foundation will support health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men with the dreaded disease, thus enabling those affected to regain control of their lives.
Contact Stacy Bestul at email@example.com or 715-445-2411 or visit the school’s web site, www.iola.k12.wi.us, for more information.