Dig Pink Takes Down Breast Cancer
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Last week, Dig Pink brought several days of events to Brashier. After raising over four-thousand dollars for breast cancer, it was obvious that Dig Pink made a huge impact on the school and the association the money goes towards. Dig pink goes towards the largely known, Side-Out Foundation. The Side-Out Foundation is a breast cancer research foundation that looks upon volleyball in schools for recognition. The Side-Out Foundation can be easily donated to, small donations and purchases may not seem big, but the culmination of small donations from students can make a large impact.
“I think Dig Pink went phenomenal this year. Last year was my first year, and while I think it went well, this year was on a whole different level in terms of decorations, marketing, and the community involvement. We have great parents that did all that they could to make Dig Pink possible. Right now our total is a little over $4,000, and we are still waiting on donation checks that people have sent in. It’s just amazing to see the school and community come together to raise money for one cause,” says Volleyball Coach, Haleigh Horgan.
Dig Pink has been an annual week long event for several years, and this year was one of it’s best. Daily events went on everyday, like the bake sale, the selling of popcorn, cotton candy, lemonade, and the pep rally.
“From a student standpoint, I think Dig Pink went amazingly well this year. The team really got most of the students to participate this year, which makes it a huge success in my eyes,” says Junior Sabrina Martinez.
The school was even packed full with pink decor. Ribbons and balloons lined the halls, and each person admits it was a great effort. Even though this year’s Dig Pink week was a strong success, students still ideas to make next year even better.
“I feel like next year we should really do things more in the morning mostly for underclassmen, and maybe we could sell some hot chocolate or Chick-fil-A biscuits,” says Martinez.
The volleyball team is also proud of their accomplishments this year, as they helped raise all the money and won the game against the Greenville Hurricanes.
“I believe this year’s Dig Pink went great, we did a lot more this year, and also raised a lot of money,” says Junior Volleyball player Jordan Steele.
One of the best parts s of the whole week has always been the pep rally. This year, every grade gathered in the gym for Brashier’s dance team, the faculty volleyball game, and the new edition this year, the battle for the Dig Pink spirit stick. This year the Juniors won the spirit stick over all grades.
“Of course the juniors deserved the spirit stick! It came down to who had the most spirit and who was in the most pink. Juniors killed it this year! Next year, we will make the competition even bigger!” says Horgan.
Students all know the importance of the spirit stick, and this new addition of a new spirit stick left the seniors hungry for it, but they couldn’t rack up the voices high enough.
“I’m really happy that the Juniors won the spirit stick, we really did deserve it,” says Steele.
Another event that really gets the student going is the faculty volleyball game, which the students have lost again. The faculty kept their undefeated record going with another win, and even if the students were defeated this year, they are ready to bite back next year.
“It’s clear that we won the game again. We dominated the students like we always do! It’s a lot of fun for us teachers, and we plan to continue our winning streak,” says Biology Teacher, Brett Fleming.
There is no doubt that each student looks at Dig Pink differently, and this year it was a huge success in all the eyes of the students. Brashier knows that there is only room to get better, and they can pull off even more in years to come.
“Dig Pink this year was without a doubt, super fun. I really enjoyed this year because it not only raised money for the Side-Out foundation, but it helped the students realize the significance of Breast Cancer research.” says Junior Jakob Weber.