Dig Pink event next week
The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team traveled to South Walton High School last Thursday and the junior varsity and varsity each lost district games.
“The coaches don’t know if the fact that it was homecoming week in Port St. Joe or that they had a week between matches, but the teams came out flat and just couldn’t handle the intensity level of the Lady Seahawks of South Walton,” said Port St. Joe coach Wayne Taylor.
Tonight the team travels to Bay High.
At 6 p.m. ET Oct. 17 the Lady Tiger Sharks will host their fifth annual Dig Pink Event.
The game will be the final regular-season match of the season, pitting Port St. Joe against county rival Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School.
The game will also mark Port St. Joe’s Senior Night.
The game is played to support the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally to promote breast health information as well as raise funds to further research.
Dig Pink events give spectators the opportunity to become involved by making donations to the cause and by pinking-out (i.e. donning pink in support) and event t-shirts will be sold.
The proceeds from all donations, the gate and t-shirt sales will benefit the Side-Out Foundation.
The foundation is a non-profit established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches from across the country to work toward the goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.
The organization works to advance clinical trials, increase patient support services and educate communities.