Volleyball Team Exceeds Goal in "Dig Pink" Fundraiser

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin volleyball team not only picked up a big win on the court during their October 4 match with Williams College at Morrell Gymnasium, they helped innumerable others in their annual "Dig Pink" fundraiser to benefit the Side-Out Foundation.

When all was said and done, the Polar Bears totaled 100 digs in the dramatic 3-2 comeback win over the Ephs and the total funds raised exceeded $5,000, well above the team's initial target. All proceeds, from the pledge-per-dig fundraiser to the sale of t-shirt and baked good, will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation and the fight against Stage IV breast cancer.

"We were amazed by the outpouring of support our team received surrounding our Dig Pink event this year," said junior Megan Birnbaum, who helped coordinate the event. "The funds we raised to support breast cancer research surpassed this (and last) year's goals by thousands of dollars, a testament to the exceptionally generous support of friends, family, and the larger Bowdoin community. We had an extensive group of student volunteers and volleyball alumni whose eager willingness to help with Dig Pink in every capacity made our event successful. For our team, the fact that we were able to involve more people with breast cancer awareness and research initiatives is equally as important as the success of our fundraiser."

For more information, visit the team's fundraising page at the Sideout Foundation website.