October is national breast cancer awareness month and Perk Valley has been actively participating in two separate ways. Through their games, both the volleyball team and the football team have raised money to help fight against breast cancer.
The girls volleyball team hosted the first event on October 6th. The team hosted their annual Dig Pink game and sold t-shirts to raise money. The team sold 200 shirts and raised over $1,622. In addition to this, 100% of the snack stand profits were donated along with $230 collected in cash contributions. All of the donations benefitted the Side-Out Foundation.
“Dig Pink Night is one of the most important nights of our season. Prior to the game the girls work together to sell t-shirts, make signs & decorate the gym to honor and remember all those who are battling cancer or who have unfortunately passed away due to breast cancer,” head coach, Jessica Highley said.
While the volleyball team sold shirts, the football team also contributed to the cause. For PAC championships, the PV student section decided to plan a pink out. In response to this, the senior class started a fundraiser to sell rally towels. The towels said “Fight Strong” and were sold for the football game.
“I hope everyone considers purchasing one of these rally towels because it supports a great cause in fighting breast cancer and they’re super fun to use at football games to get rowdy,” said Pia Nagac, one of the senior leaders of the fundraiser.
Despite the rain the night of the game, the PV student section showed up in all pink. Many of them were wearing pink ponchos and whipping their rally towels. With the unyielding support of the student section, the team won the championship game 30-0.
The class of 2022 sold around 175 rally towels and raised $875. Towels are still available in the main office and will get sold at the Powderpuff game on November 17th. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society and will be used to further breast cancer research.