The Bellport High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams raised $1,600 for breast cancer research as part of their annual Dig Pink fundraiser game on Oct. 3. Over the past 10 seasons, the athletes have raised more than $22,000.
Team members worked to garner monetary donations from friends, family, classmates and community members. All donor and memorandum names are being displayed on pink paper volleyballs in the school’s gymnasium during the month of October.
All of the proceeds benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages volleyball players, coaches and families across the country to raise money for clinical trials for individuals with stage 4 breast cancer.