Divine Savior Academy???s High School Volleyball team held its first Dig Pink! event on October 9th, raising money for the Side Out Foundation with an all-day fundraiser that culminated at the evening???s volleyball game. Over $900 was raised, and donations are still being collected from DSA students, families, and supporters.
Divine Savior students, faculty and staff participated in the Dig Pink event by wearing pink to school. In order to wear jeans and pink t-shirts (and forgo the mandatory school uniform), students and teachers made a one dollar donation to the event. Members of the volleyball team sold pink bracelets, pink lemonade, and pink cupcakes after school.
At the Dig Pink match, DSA fans and students sported pink clothes and played special crowd games in between matches. Students worked the concession stands, and all concession sales were donated to the Dig Pink fundraiser. Individual pledges were also given to support the cause.
The team???s efforts were coordinated by Head Coach Brianne Loberger who says of her team, ???I???m very proud of these girls. They are invested in their sport, but also aware of opportunities around them to give back and help out. Their enthusiasm goes a long way on the court, but also off the court.??? Loberger also recognized two people for their outstanding support: Aida Estiz, who brainstormed many of the fundraising ideas, and Fabiola Quinones, whose family baked over 250 cupcakes for the event.
DSA???s volleyball team will continue to collect donations through the end of October. All funds will go to the Side Out Foundation which encourages middle school, high school, and college volleyball teams across the country to hold Dig Pink events. The Side Out Foundation seeks to promote awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. This year the foundation has already raised over $300,000 with a goal of $2 million for the entire year.
For more information about the Side Out Foundation, please visit www.side-out.org.
Divine Savior Academy provides education from PreK3 through 12th grade to the Doral, Florida community and surrounding Miami communities of Kendall, Coral Gables, Sweetwater, Hialeah, Fountainbleau, Miami Lakes, Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Medley, and Miramar with its early childhood program (starting at age 3), elementary school, middle school, and high school. Divine Savior Academy, also known as DSA, is a private Christian school and operates within the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod???s school system. Located in Doral, DSA is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a church body which supports the fourth-largest private school system in the nation. The school is also listed as a Gold Seal Quality Care Program by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services. Divine Savior Academy has received accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Accreditation International (AI), the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSA). The vision of DSA is to provide an excellent academic education in a safe environment that has been shaped by the love of God.