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Illinois Volleyball Teams Dig Pink, Raise Over $15K For Cancer Research

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Through the IHSA’s partnership with Susan G. Komen For The Cure, IHSA girls’ volleyball programs have raised more than $1.5 million dollars for cancer research via its annual Volley For The Cure matches.

Other similar initiatives (read Super Addison's story here) have emerged throughout the years, including The Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink®.

In 2016, Illinois high school volleyball teams raised money through the Dig Pink® initiative, totaling $15,056 for The Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for stage IV breast cancer research through the sport of volleyball.

Metea Valley led the way in Illinois, raising an amazing $7,465 dollars!

Some of the Top Illinois fundraising teams in 2016 include:
  • Metea Valley High School
  • Jones College Prep High School
  • University of Chicago Lab High School
  • Steinmetz College Prep
  • Deerfield High School (pictured above)
  • Gibault Catholic High School
  • Highland Park High School
  • Harold Richards High School
  • Waterloo High School
  • Shepard High School
  • Sandwich High School
  • Orangeville High School

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