On October 12, the Monarchs Volleyball Team held a “Dig Pink” game to fundraise for breast cancer research. The court and stands were flooded with pink in support of the cause. Players proudly donned special-designed pink jerseys, while fans sported their "Dig Pink” t-shirts.
Captains Maddie Walker ‘24 and Rachel Gardner ‘24 headed the project by selling, sorting, and organizing the t-shirts. Additionally, Walker and Gardner advertised for their cause by making announcements during Trinity Hall Community Meetings, accompanied by links placed in the Community Notes.
Walker is extremely proud that the hard work she and Gardner put into Dig Pink is going to a deserving cause: “Rachel and I worked very hard to fundraise for the Dig Pink event to raise as much money as we could for breast cancer research. As much as I love our pink jerseys, it feels so much better knowing the work that was put in behind the scenes to actually be able to wear them,” said Walker.
Gardner is also excited about the success of the Monarchs’ Dig Pink fundraising and game. She said, “Dig Pink was an amazing experience. It was so much fun when the stands were full of pink and everyone was cheering. I had a great time sorting and organizing the shirts with Maddie. It felt rewarding that we raised so much money for a great cause!”
Although the Monarchs did not come out of the game with a victory, it was still a fantastic event. The fundraiser brought our Trinity Hall community together and served a bigger purpose, a victory in itself.
According to Coach Walker, “The game was a lot of fun. Even though we didn’t win, it was amazing to see all of the players in their pink uniforms and all of the pink t-shirts in the stands. Those shirts were sold to help fund breast cancer research and the girls did a great job of not only accomplishing their fundraising goals but surpassing them. They showed initiative and leadership. They became a better team and worked together for a great cause.”
The proceeds of the Dig Pink initiative will benefit the future of breast cancer research. The community is incredibly thankful for everyone who benefited the cause by purchasing a shirt or by making a donation.