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West Seneca Volleyball to 'Dig Pink' to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research | Community Spirit

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West Seneca Volleyball to 'Dig Pink' to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

West Seneca students will be digging for a cure to breast cancer.

The school district’s second annual Dig Pink event will raise funds to eradicate the disease.  Part of Side-Out, a national program in which college and high school volleyball teams host fundraising events for breast cancer research, Dig Pink matches are held throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This year’s slogan for the West Seneca event is “A divided town united by a ribbon” referring to cross-town rivals East and West coming together for a common cause. Athletes from West Seneca East and West Senior High School will begin competing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca.

West girls varsity volleyball coach Molly McDermid decided to organize West Seneca’s Dig Pink last year after hearing about the program through a local college. Having lost her own mother to breast cancer and also having students whose lives have been impacted by the disease, McDermid hopes this year’s Dig Pink will surpass or at least match the $2,000 raised in 2009.

There will be a $3 admission fee for the event, which will also feature a theme basket raffle sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Court Center.

Donations may be made at via the Web at https://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/1939. Students are also selling Dig Pink T-shirts to raise funds.

East and West junior varsity girls teams, as well as varsity boys from both West Seneca high schools will play at 5 p.m. JV boys and varsity girls will follow at approximately 7 p.m.

In addition to raising funds and awareness for cancer research, the event will also include a ceremony to honor the seniors on West Seneca’s volleyball teams.

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