The Randolph High School Girls’ Volleyball teams raised money for breast cancer research as part of its annual Dig Pink Fundraiser event.
The volleyball teams played volleyball games against West Morris Mendham High School on Fri., Oct. 7. Players sported pink shirts and booster club members sold tacos and many pink treats including pink cupcakes and Rice Krispie treats.
Randolph Varsity Coach Sebastian DiPietro said he wanted to thank Mendham for changing the game schedule to accommodate the fundraiser.
“I can’t imagine anyone who is not affected by cancer,” he said. “This event will help raise awareness.”
Varsity captains Kayla Kemp, Kayla Heider and Elyse Podgursky said they were excited to host the event.
“I think it is an exciting event and it brings the community together to support high school volleyball and raise awareness about breast cancer,” said Kemp.
Heider said it is a special event for seniors because it will be their last Dig Pink event and last season with the volleyball team. “We have such a great team this year,” she said.
There was pink everywhere on Friday. Players sported pink shirts, pink socks, pink ribbons in their hair and even pink ribbon stickers on their faces. There were pink balloons and pink posters.
Podgursky said just knowing that she is playing volleyball to benefit such a worthwhile cause “makes me play harder.” And it worked. The team won.
As of October 10, the team record was 13-2.