What is the Dig-A-Thon?

The Dig-A-Thon is a Side-Out Foundation campaign designed to unite club volleyball teams with a goal of accomplishing 150,000 digs in honor of the 150,000 individuals living with stage IV breast cancer in the U.S. Teams, individuals, and tournaments can easily incorporate the Dig-A-Thon into their club season.

It is a $-for-dig model where family, friends, and fans can pledge to donate for each dig your team completes. For each dig completed, you are supporting Side-Out’s cutting-edge clinical research, The Side-Out Protocol, which is adding precious time to the lives of those living with stage IV breast cancer.

Through Side-Out’s programs, such as our school initiative Dig Pink, the volleyball community sponsors our clinical trials at renowned medical institutions across the country. We hope that our club initiative, the Dig-A-Thon, will be just as successful and we need your help doing it!

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How To Participate in 4 Steps!

Participating in the Dig-A-Thon is easy! Follow the steps below to start making your impact today.

1. Pick a Location & Set a Goal!

Decide on a tournament date during your season where you would like to count your digs and set a team dig goal!

2. Register

Our online system makes collecting pledges and donations a snap! When you register, you receive your pledge fundraising page!

To learn how to SIGN UP, please click here.

Once created, friends, family, & your community can make pledges right on your pledge fundraising page.

*We strongly encourage participating online using our pledge campaign system. However, if you would like to participate offline, click here to download our helpful worksheets.

3. Start Diggin’

Now is the time to bring your team together and earn your digs! When competing, fight hard for every dig in honor of the stage IV breast cancer community.

Tracking your digs doesn’t have to be hard. Coaches or parent volunteers can use stat apps or paper to track your team’s digs. Either works!

Here’s a Dig Tracking Sheet for your convenience!

Be sure to upload your digs to your pledge fundraising page the same day you complete them so you don’t forget!

4. Collecting Donations

Fulfilling pledges is easy! When donors make a pledge online, they provide an email. When the pledge campaign ends, supporters will automatically be notified via email about total digs and their donation commitment. From there, supporters can fulfill their donation online or by mail.

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Get More Information on the Dig Pink® Dig-A-Thon

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Become a Side-Out Ambassador

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 Side-Out.

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