Dig Pink event targets cancer
Iola-Scandinavia High School’s volleyball team is teaming up with the Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness & Aquatic Center to fight cancer.
The Thunderbirds will host the Rosholt Hornets in the Thunderdome in a Dig Pink match Thursday, Oct. 17. The freshman team will play at 4:30 p.m., followed by the junior varsity match at 6 p.m. and the varsity team will hit the court at 7:30 p.m.
Fans will watch the girls compete on the court while contributing to breast health awareness by making a statement and wearing something pink in the stands.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students, with all admission fees being donated to the cause.
There will be many special events before, during and after the match, including a bake sale and raffles.
“The Thunderbird volleyball team would like to fill the gym with pink,” JV coach Stacy Bestul said. “We invite all alumni, families of present and past volleyball players, community members and, most importantly, anyone who has been affected by this horrific disease to attend.”
In connection with the Dig Pink match, the fitness center will host a Photo Dash Saturday, Oct. 19.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., teams will go around town performing tasks and taking pictures. Teams will consist of two to four people at $20 per person and $10 per student. Chili and refreshments will be provided at the end of the event.
“All money goes back into the community,” Bestul said. “The proceeds from all donations will benefit local families battling cancer.”
Details are also available by contacting the school at 715-445-2411.