Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
"Go Pink or Go Home" was the theme Thursday night as the EV-W girls' volleyball team participated in the "Dig Pink" night aimed at raising awareness to help fight breast cancer.
A big crowd was on hand for the Oct. 4 homecoming game against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The crowd was dominated by pink in honor of the night which raised money for breast cancer research and awareness.
Dig Pink® is The Side-Out Foundation's trademark name for its fundraising event. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families. The program started in the state of Virginia in 2004 and has spread across the nation on the middle, high school and college level.
The Eagles dedicated the match to Darla Geislinger, mother of junior Jordan Geislinger, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring. On behalf of the team, Jordan presented her mom a bag of special gifts including a "dig pink" T-shirt, identical to ones worn by the team during warm-ups.