Our
Manifesto

We are the faces of volleyball.

We are teams, players, coaches, parents, and communities, all committed to bettering the lives of the people we touch.

We are the goodness, power, and unity of our sport. We understand the limitless potential of athletes is reached when we better the ball and help the next person succeed.

We give the gift of opportunity: to come together, to be a voice for the underserved, and to inspire and create better, brighter futures.

Taking Action As A Sport​

At Side-Out, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building programs that help teams within the sport of volleyball build memorable, inspirational, and impactful experiences while giving student-athletes a platform to turn their efforts into action, advocacy, and impact.

We Harness the Power of Volleyball to Spark Action

We see time and time again what the sport of volleyball can do when it comes together with a common goal in mind. Side-Out’s programs provide the unique opportunity for teams to unite with others in solidarity behind a common cause.

We Turn Athletes Into Advocates

Athletes who participate with us become educated about stage IV breast cancer, hold fundraisers in their communities, and learn to be a voice for others, setting them up to become life-long advocates for those living with stage IV.

We Impact Stage IV Breast Cancer

Through our programs Dig Pink® and The Dig-A-Thon, the volleyball community sponsors our clinical trials at renowned medical institutions across the country. The Side-Out Protocol uses a unique approach that is successfully extending the lives of those living with stage IV breast cancer.

The Impact Playbook

Impact Playbook Full Huddle

Maximizing Your Impact

Replicate the magical season that started it all in 2004 by planning your Dig Pink experience around the four building blocks of the Impact Playbook.

Impact Playbook Community Connection

Community Connection

Involving the people within your community is key for any great grassroots movement. We have provided many great ways for connecting your community to your Dig Pink experience!

Impact Playbook Education

Education

To become an advocate for those living with stage IV breast cancer, education is a necessary piece. See how you can educate yourself, student-athletes & your community.

Impact Playbook Athlete Engagement

Athlete Engagement

Dig Pink is all about impacting everyone involved. This means making sure the student-athletes are the centerpiece of your Dig Pink experience and leading the charge.

Impact Playbook Fundraising

Fundraising

Real impact requires more than our voices and time. Dig Pink funds help drive Side-Out's research, which is impacting stage IV breast cancer and extending lives.

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Our Impact Guarantee

We guarantee that our programs will help you build a memorable experience that will inspire and produce maximum impact on your athletes, the people within your community, and on stage IV breast cancer.

Faces of The Foundation

Rick
Dunetz

Founder

Eleanor
Kent

Director of Operations

Josh
Bryant

Marketing/Communications
Lead

Sydney
Cannice

Program Support
Lead

Esther
Hon

Development
Lead

Janice
Kruger

Development
Specialist

Tim
Anderson

Program Support
Specialist

Adam
Obringer

Communications
Specialist

Gabby
Huff

Program Support
Specialist

Join the Teams Making an Impact