SA volleyball team raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Published 10:19 am Saturday, October 9, 2010

Southampton Academy volleyball team players wearing pink uniforms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month are, from left in front, Chelsea Speight and Brigitte Bradshaw; kneeling, Whitley Smith, Beth Waller and Catherine Glover; and in back, Morgan Pope, Abbey Weist, Kate Wachsmann, Anna Glover and Rebecca Carr.

COURTLAND—The Southampton Academy girls volleyball team is raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donning pink uniforms for its October games.

The team is raising money through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s “Dig for a Cure” campaign. “Dig for a Cure” is a volleyball-specific fundraiser which players and programs get donations for each dig they record in a match.

A dig is a defensive play where a player prevents an opponent from scoring by “digging” the ball before it hits the ground.

Donations will be accepted throughout October with the proceeds going to the Komen Foundation.

Former University of North Carolina-Charlotte Head Volleyball Coach Lisa Marston, whose mother was a breast cancer survivor, started the “Dig for the Cure” campaign in 2003. The program has since spread to volleyball programs across the country.

This is the Lady Raiders’ first year participating in the “Dig for a Cure” campaign.

Anyone interested in making a donation or learning more about the event should contact SA Varsity Volleyball Coach Terry Bell at 653-2512 or