Ambassador Program

Ambassador Definition

The Side-Out Ambassador Program presents opportunities for students to receive recognition and scholarship funds, encouraging them to continue a life of setting and achieving their goals. Ambassadors raise funds for breast cancer research through a Dig Pink® event while learning important lessons about health, community and perseverance.

The ambassador program is open to high school juniors, seniors and college-aged students who are focused on uniting their communities, inspiring those around them and fundraising for The Side-Out Foundation. Participants do not have to play volleyball.

Those who do play volleyball are automatically eligible for one of three special awards. Together, Side-Out and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) offer awards to Side-Out ambassadors who are also involved with the sport of volleyball. The Side-Out/AVCA National Dig Pink® Award is given to three ambassadors who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the sport and to their community.


Following our graduation, all eight volleyball seniors said that the feeling of the Dig Pink event was their favorite high school accomplishment. For me personally, the engineering career I had planned changed to a calling to become a nurse.

Sarah Hemminger
2011 Side-Out Ambassador



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