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2018-10-10 / Sports

Annual Dig Pink Coming Soon

By Stephen King


Engadine Eagle Volleyball players Jessie Fosdick, Rebecca Cameron and Emma Butkovich invite everyone to come out and “Pack the Place in Pink.” 
photo by Steve King Engadine Eagle Volleyball players Jessie Fosdick, Rebecca Cameron and Emma Butkovich invite everyone to come out and “Pack the Place in Pink.” photo by Steve King The annual Dig Pink volleyball game will take place in Engadine on the evening of October 18. The Dig Pink game began some years ago to raise money for the Side Out Foundation. It was started by founder Rick Dunetz as a way to raise money for breast cancer research. Well over 1,000 high school and college teams take part in this program.

The first two games at Engadine featured Cedarville as the opponent. Then, two years later, Newberry replaced Cedarville and the current format began.

According to information provided by Eagle Coach Kathy Miller, “Engadine was the first local team to host a Dig Pink event. Since that time Dig Pink has raised over $70,000. Which earned them recognition and a visit from Rick Dunetz in 2012.

“This year, some of the activities that will take place will include the sale of special Dig Pink T-shirts and other pink items, a bucket raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a “Coins for a Cure” collection and a pink bake sale hosted by the Engadine Junior High volleyball teams.

In addition, a special Dig Pink ball, autographed by the team will be auctioned off.”

The money raised from the event will go to the Side Out foundation. The name comes from the term in volleyball “side out” refers to what occurs when team “A” wins a point when team “B” team is serving. The Side Out foundation is supporting health cancer professionals in their work to find practical solutions for the women and men with this disease and to help them to regain control of their lives.

Engadine Eagle Josie Fosdick said, “I am very proud to be playing in this game. We are doing something we love, to try and help a lot of people. We would not be able to raise the money that we do without the support of the community. We have such a great community that gets behind causes such as this.”

In their match a few weeks ago, the Lady Indians took a victory from the Lady Eagles 3-1. At the time, Indian Ambriah Ducsay was very optimistic about their chances this year in Dig Pink. “This was a really fun game to play,” she stated. “There were a lot of good volleys. We started out pretty good but we let up a bit and they got a game on us. We settled down and started communicating again and were able to get the fourth game and the match. We will still have to work hard and communicate well if we are going to win the Dig Pink game.”

Once again, this should be a very good game for a very good cause.

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