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Boys Volleyball digs pink for breast cancer

June 14, 2018

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The boys volleyball team huddling in the middle of their Dig Pink game against Lincoln Park. With a winning score of 25-12,  the team arranged the game as a way to sponsor the Think Pink club and their causes toward ending breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Chala)

The boys volleyball team huddling in the middle of their Dig Pink game against Lincoln Park. With a winning score of 25-12, the team arranged the game as a way to sponsor the Think Pink club and their causes toward ending breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Chala)

The boys volleyball team huddling in the middle of their Dig Pink game against Lincoln Park. With a winning score of 25-12, the team arranged the game as a way to sponsor the Think Pink club and their causes toward ending breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Chala)

The gym was filled with pink: pink shirts, pink flowers and pink balloons.

Lane hosted the first Dig Pink game to help fundraise for breast cancer which was held on May 2 against Lincoln Park.

Sophia Miller, Div. 976, is a member of the Think Pink club and was one of the many people who helped organize this event.

According to Miller, “a few other schools in Chicago currently host a Dig Pink game every year” so her club thought it would be a great idea to start an annual game here at Lane.”

The Think Pink club helps “fundraise and raise awareness for breast cancer research” Miller said.

Walking into the gym at first glance, there was a table set up where the Think Pink club members were stationed. On the table, there were plenty of snacks such as chips and drinks. There were also shirts being sold for $10 that said “Lane Tech Boys Dig Pink”.

Further down the court, the boys volleyball team were seen wearing their new neon pink jerseys in support of breast cancer.

Lane started off strong, winning the first set of the game with the score of 25-12.

During halftime, ace of spade was played, which is a game where the audience has to serve the volleyball from one side of the court to the other and hit a specific target.

However, the players had a difficult time hitting the target so Coach Lopez went onto the court and became the target.

Shortly after, there was a winner who won a reusable Starbucks cup.

The second set ended with Lane winning with a score of 25-14.

For Ian Smith, the most exciting part of the event was “playing in our nice new jerseys which soon became [their] favorites.”

Even though it was a non-conference game, the team jumped with excitement and huddled together to celebrate their victory.

For Ian Smith, Div. 862, the most exciting part of the event was playing in their “nice new jerseys which soon became [their] favorites.”

At the end of the event, a student sang “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys. Before singing, she shared her story to the audience about her mother being affected by breast cancer. While she was singing, Think Pink club members handed out pink roses to the audience.

According to Miller, there was a great turnout which resulted in the event raising “around $600 which was more than expected.”

“At the end of the school year, Think Pink will donate to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.” Miller said.

  

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