TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) -- Both Union-Endicott and Maine-Endwell High School's varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams were wearing pink Tuesday night as part of a breast cancer fundraising event.
The 'Dig Pink' volleyball event along with the Side Out Foundation raises money for Stage 4 Breast Cancer research.
M-E volleyball took on Union-Endicott. It's part of the more than seven year tradition.
The event was spearheaded by this year's M-E senior captains, Emma Stulir and MyKenzie Huff. They were able to lead efforts to raise more than a thousand dollars before the game Tuesday night.
The team received donations from several local businesses and raffled off prizes during the game.
"I think every one of us at least knows one woman in our lives that's been effected by breast cancer," said Head Coach Astrid Baker. "It's friends, aunts, mothers. We've had players on the team whose mothers have been effected, so we all feel this in our lives and we all feel it's important, and we want to make sure that one day none of these girls are effected by it."