High School Sports

South volleyball will host Eagle River for annual ‘Dig Pink Night’ game and breast cancer fundraiser

When the South Anchorage volleyball team hosts Eagle River on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., it will be more than just a regular season Cook Inlet Conference showdown. It will also be their annual “Dig Pink Night” which serves as a major fundraising event for the Side Out Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports metastatic breast cancer research.

The Wolverines are working diligently with hopes of raising twice the amount of their total of $6,900 from last year. Thus far, the team has raised over $4,050 in sponsorships several silent auction donations from local businesses.

The players put together eight baskets for the silent auction and each of them are also baking two dozen treats to be sold at the bake sale they will host that night as well. South will also have a split the pot, volleyball toss, remembrance wall, pizza and frozen yogurt sales and more.

All of the money raised will be going to the Side Out Foundation and every $2,000 raised helps one metastatic breast cancer patient. Both teams welcome members of the Anchorage and Eagle River communities to come for all of the festivities and donate to a great cause that could literally save lives.

As far as the actual game itself, this will be the second time these teams meet in the regular season not including tournaments. The Wolves handed the defending Division I state champions their first loss of their season in their first match 3-1 on Aug. 30. The Wolverines will likely be looking to exact some revenge in addition to raising both funds and awareness.

Josh Reed

Josh Reed is a sports reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. He's a graduate of West High School and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.