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
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