The annual Women’s Volleyball Dig Pink game on Oct. 19 raised over a thousand dollars for the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to united volleyball players and coaches to fight breast cancer.
At the event there was a Silent Auction of pink game-worn jerseys, pledges to donate money for every dig in the game and t-shirt on sale, according to junior volleyball player Staci Williamson.
Williamson and a few other volleyball players along with the JBU Cheer Squad partnered to put on the event.
They also took time between two sets to honor and recognize those within the John Brown University community who had personally suffered from breast cancer or had family members who struggled with the disease.
They raised a total of $1,330 at the event, which is more than they have been able to raise in past Dig Pink games.
Williamson said that $791.90 was raised in pledges off of the 58 total gigs in the match.
Cheer Coach Kerri Young said the Cheer Squad helped with promotion of the event making a sign advertising the event that was hung in Walker, running the Silent Auction table and passing out donation buckets during the game, in addition to cheering on the Lady Eagles.