Dig Pink® 2021 Raises More Than $1.1 Million to Support Metastatic Breast Cancer Research
FAIRFAX, Va. – Dig Pink 2021 proved yet again the impact that the volleyball community can have when it unites behind a common cause. Nearly 600 teams hosted Dig Pink events raising more than $1.1 million in support of Side-Out Foundation’s metastatic breast cancer research, while bringing together community and sportsmanship. To showcase the foundation’s top fundraising schools, Side-Out has partnered once again with Sports Imports to announce the top-five fundraising schools as the 2021 Sports Imports Winners.
“Seeing teams back on the courts, raising money and bringing together the community, that’s what Dig Pink® is all about. The Dig Pink fundraising led by these outstanding student athletes makes a personal and direct difference to those living with metastatic breast cancer giving them customized treatment options and more tomorrows.”
Rick Dunetz, Side-Out Foundation Founder and Executive Director
Sports Imports Winners
Since 2013, Side-Out and Sports Imports have worked together to award the top fundraising schools with specialized Sports Imports/Dig Pink equipment including safety pads and Dig Pink net tapes. This year the top team will receive a special logoed ball cart and the next top four fundraising teams will receive the logoed net tape, courtesy of Sports Imports:
- Randolph High School (Randolph, MN)
- West Springfield High School (Springfield, VA)
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Austin, TX)
- Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami, FL)
- Massapequa High School (Massapequa, NY)
Congratulations to these five programs as Sports Imports Winners and thank you to every team that supported The Side-Out Foundation in 2021! It’s not too early to get started for Dig Pink 2022; teams can register early to get ahead with planning for this season.
About Sports Imports
Sports Imports, Columbus, Ohio, is the industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of indoor and beach volleyball equipment in the Americas. The net system trusted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, National Federation of State High Schools Association and the choice of over 90 percent of Division I college programs, Sports Imports is owned by the same family who launched the company over 40 years ago with its famous red poles. As volleyball equipment experts, Sports Imports sets the industry standard for innovation, quality, durability and performance. The company was the first to introduce an in-ground net system without dangerous guy wires that is safe, strong, and easy to set up; its 19-pound SI-1 all-carbon volleyball pole is the best-selling pole on the market today. Sports Imports is the only supplier ever elected to the AVCA Hall of Fame. In addition, it is the exclusive partner of Senoh in the Americas.
About The Side-Out Foundation
The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to make a significant and identifiable impact on the lives of metastatic breast cancer patients and their families. The organization takes an innovative approach to provide solutions for those specifically with metastatic breast cancer with the goal of becoming a source of hope for all those living with breast cancer in search of answers and treatment options.
The foundation’s precision medicine research matches patients with treatments and uses the outcome data produced from this to draw conclusions, challenge the foundations of cancer care, and change the trajectory of the disease. The organization’s educational and community-driven programs Dig Pink® and Ambassador Program are built on creating advocacy for the metastatic breast cancer community, engaging a new generation, and funding Side-Out’s revolutionary research. For more details, visit side-out.org