For the fourth year in a row, the girls’ volleyball program at St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, has partnered with the Side Out Foundation to coordinate a series of “Dig Pink” events to raise funds and support the cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In volleyball, the term “side out” means to regain control of the ball. The Side Out Foundation works to help those afflicted with breast cancer and their families regain control of their lives.
The Eagles hosted a number of Dig Pink events throughout October, including dress-down days, bake sales and a student-faculty volleyball game. The highlight of the month was the annual Dig Pink volleyball matches against Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge.
This year, it was a family affair. The St. Edmund Prep Dig Pink ambassador is Juliana Moule, ’20, and her older brother, Alex, a 2015 graduate of St. Edmund’s, is the volleyball coach at Fontbonne.
“It was a good opportunity to be able to come together for a common cause that we were all passionate about,” said Moule, a senior team captain for the Eagles.
St. Edmund’s is well on its way to surpassing the fundraising goal of $5,000 — the fourth year in a row that the Eagles will have beaten their target.
Starting this summer, the WNBA’s New York Liberty will call Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn their new home. The team is owned by Brooklyn Nets’ owner Joe Tsai.
Msgr. McClancy inducted the following athletes and teams into its Athletic Hall of Fame: Adam Brunengo, ’04; Antawn Dobie, ’97; Stephen Ferguson, ’07; Matthew McCartin, ’90; and the 1984 varsity city championship outdoor track and field team.