West York volleyball to host Dig Pink event
For the second straight year, the West York girls' volleyball team will host a Dig Pink event to benefit breast cancer research. The event will take place Monday, when the Bulldogs host Spring Grove in a nonleague match. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the JV match starting a 6 p.m. and the varsity match to follow at 7:30. Dig Pink is a nationally recognized title given to high school and college volleyball matches across the country in which money is raised and donated to the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization. Side-Out's mission is to raise awareness about breast cancer and fund research to find a cure. All proceeds from the match will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation. The event will include a variety of "pink" fundraising activities including a "Real Men Wear Pink" photo contest featuring West York football players dressed in pink. Other activities include: A Wall of Hope where donors can honor a loved one that has been touched by cancer, a variety of pink raffle prizes, and a silent auction offering autographed volleyballs from Karch Kiraly, the Penn State women's volleyball team and the USA women's volleyball team. Pink T-shirts will be on sale during the event, and all attendees are encouraged to wear pink. In addition, all concession stand proceeds will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation. Breast cancer survivors will be admitted to the match free of charge. West York held a similar event last year that raised $6,000 for the Side-Out foundation. This year's Dig Pink event is being hosted by Jade Williams and Emily Sides, a pair of juniors on the team, for their senior graduation project.