The South Side Cyclones girls varsity volleyball team joined forces once again with the Side-Out Foundation to raise money for the fight against breast cancer earlier this week.
The annual Dig-Pink event hosted by the Lady Cyclones was held on Oct. 16. The fun-filled evening was a huge success.
South Side won the match against Hewlett, whose players also wore pink.
Thanks to the hard work of Lady Cyclone Deanna Mostowfi, who coordinated the event, coach Cheryl Scalice, the players and their families, the Dig-Pink game raised a total of $1,077.
In addition, the girls have raised $535 in bake sale revenue and $2,020.61 in donations through the Side-Out Foundation website. Breast Cancer Awareness month is not over yet and the team is well on its way to achieving its goal of $5,000.
Click here if you would like to make a donation to the Lady Cyclones Side-Out Foundation page.
The Side-Out Foundation was founded by Rick Dunetz in 2004. He turned to his volleyball team at the time for support in raising money for his mom’s fight against breast cancer. He wanted other teams to experience the same power of giving and growing which led him to open up the challenge of raising money to fight breast cancer to clubs and teams nationwide.
The Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink events bring together the idea that two teams in competition with one another can inspire men and women coping with cancer. It is so much more than raising funds and wearing pink. These teams nationwide impact lives.
The above information was submitted by Celeste De Tullio. If you would like to submit information about any of the sports teams in Rockville Centre, please email Matthew.Hogan@Patch.com.